Friday, April 03, 2009

Bytes from Thursday Night

The Flames beat the Stars on Thursday night, but they are waiting to see if they lost Robyn Regehr to any substantial injury as well. Regehr left the game in the second period with an apparent lower body injury after placing a hit on Fabian Brunnstrom. Regehr did not return to the game and very little was said about the injury, except that he'll be day-to-day for now.

If the Canadiens are going to be riding Carey Price into the playoffs, he's going to have to be healthy going in. That's what he wasn't last night, as Price was suffering from a pretty bad flu bug, which caused him to miss Thursday's game against the Islanders. There is no timetable for his return to the line-up, although you would think that the team is hoping to get him back as soon as possible. Montreal goes again on Saturday in Toronto. Also, Sergei Kostitsyn was deemed a healthy scratch against the Islanders, likely not living up to the work ethic expected of him.

In more of a precautionary measure, the Islanders decided to rest young sensation, Kyle Okposo, as he was feeling a bit sore in the groin area. The injury isn't thought to be serious, but the team doesn't want to risk his health at this point of the season, when the games mean virtually nothing to the team. I would expect him to miss one more game and then come back for the last week of the season.

Okay, in the Coyotes line-up on Thursday night versus Los Angeles were Steve Reinprecht and Kyle Turris. Coming out of the line-up as scratches were Martin Hanzal, Mikael Boedker and Nigel Dawes. Now there should only be four more games of the revolving door in Phoenix.

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