Thursday, February 26, 2009

Notes Into Thursday Night

The Sabres' goaltending situation is getting cloudier and cloudier, as now Patrick Lalime may be designated to the bench, as he is suffering from a bout of the flu. If this is the case, he'll be backing up Jhonas Enroth, a highly-touted European prospect, that has been in the system this season. It would be his NHL debut tonight, if he does go.

On Thursday, the Oilers activated forward Fernando Pisani, a Box 8 forward on the Sheet, from the Injured Reserve. Pisani was out since November with an ankle injury and will figure back into the Oilers' line-up tonight, as they take on the Blue Jackets at home. This season, Pisani has 6 points in 16 games for the Oilers before the injury.

The Flyers are expecting to have Daniel Briere back in the line-up on Friday night, as they take on the Canadiens at home. Briere has only played in 9 games this season and was a mid-season drop for Don in the Draft, but he still remains pool-eligible on the Sheet in Box 17. To make cap room for Briere, the Flyers placed non-pool players, Glen Metropolit and Ossi Vaananen on waivers, in order send them to the minors.

On Wednesday night, Jeff Finger blocked a slap shot with his arm and had to leave the game against the Rangers, not to return. Although the injury isn't considered serious, he looks to be out of the line-up for the next game or so, which means that Anton Stralman should figure back into the line-up. The Leafs don't play again until Saturday and there is a small chance that Tomas Kaberle and/or Mike Van Ryn could figure back onto the blueline for the game.

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