Well, this isn't so much of a scratch as it is a news byte. Nikolai Khabibulin left the Blackhawks game against the Sharks with a lower body injury and didn't return to the game after the second period. There was no final word on how severe the injury is. Khabibulin is a popular pick among the Selection Sheet elite and is also a Draft pick of Jeremy, who has benefited greatly from his production. Stay tuned for more info, when it's available.
The Avalanche were without defenseman John-Michael Liles on Wednesday against the Blues, as he sat out with a touch of the flu. The flu will likely only keep Liles out of the line-up for this game, possibly another, but not terribly likely.
On Wednesday, the Hurricanes did activate Frank Kaberle from the Injured Reserve, but they did not have him in the line-up against the Flyers. Kaberle is now close to returning from his broken foot and will be looking to improve on his good start to the season (prior to injury), where he had 3 assists in the first 5 games. Kaberle has been missed on the point of the Canes line-up and will be a welcome return.
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