Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday's Injury Update

The biggest injury news over the last couple days saw Buffalo defenseman, Craig Rivet, go under the knife for some arthroscopic knee surgery, which will keep him out of the line-up for the next couple weeks. The new Sabres captain is a Draft pick of Don's, who hasn't seen a great deal of injury problems yet this season and two weeks is a pretty kind result for knee surgery.

On Tuesday, the Ducks were without their top scorer, Ryan Getzlaf, against the Maple Leafs. Getzlaf was reportedly out with a mouth injury/tooth problem. It's quite obviously a day-to-day issue and John B., Getzlaf's pool owner, shouldn't worry too much about him being out for too long.

The Blue Jackets were without Box 7 forward, Fredrik Modin, for their game against the Canucks on Tuesday. Modin sat out of the game with a groin injury, which will keep him out on a day-to-day basis for the time being.

The Washington Capitals have been trying to shuffle their lines and some of their younger players in order to find some sort of stability in their line-up. On Tuesday, Eric Fehr, Box 25 forward, found himself in the press box for the game against Calgary. There is a good chance that he'll return to the line-up soon, as the experiment for depth players should continue.

On Wednesday night, Simon Gagne was out of the line-up thanks to a bout of the flu. Gagne, a popular pick in the Sheet pool and a pick of Larry's in the Draft, shouldn't miss more than the game on Wednesday night and should be good to go for the weekend.

Box 14 defenseman, Steve Staios, sat out of the Oilers' game against the Blackhawks on Wednesday night, as he went back to Edmonton during the day to deal with a family issue. There was no immediate word on wheter or not he'll be available for their next game or not.

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