Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Late Injury Review on Wednesday

With the late update today, it give a bit of an update on other news, not just last night's review. For the Bruins on Tuesday night, the team rested Dennis Wideman as a healthy scratch, since the team already clinched the Eastern Conference title. There is some talk that Wideman may be rested through the week to make sure he's ready for the playoffs next week. Also, the Bruins have announced that Andrew Ference will miss the remaining regular season games with an undisclosed injury. The team wasn't quite sure if he'll be ready to go for the start of the playoffs, but he may just be.

In Buffalo, the Sabres will not have Patrick Lalime available to them through the end of the regular season, as he's suffering from a hip injury. Mikael Tellqvist has taken over his spot as the back-up goalie, behind Ryan Miller. The Sabres also fear that they will not have Tim Connolly on the ice for the game against the Maple Leafs tonight. Connolly's injury status has not been disclosed, but we'll consider him out day-to-day.

The Hurricanes didn't need Joe Corvo in their line-up on Tuesday night, as they destroyed the Islanders, 9-0. Corvo was out of the line-up because of a flu bug, which I'm sure he could have played through in a game like that. The flu continues to ravage the league, even in the late stages of the season.

See what I mean? Kamil Kreps was also out of the line-up on Tuesday night because of a bout of the flu. Kreps had some games missed earlier in the year with injury, but has played in 64 games this year, scoring 4 goals and adding 14 assists this season. He wasn't quite the fantasy player that the Sheet hoped for.

The Kings did a bit of scratching of their own on Tuesday night, as Derek Armstrong and Kyle Calder, both had a seat in the press box against the Oilers. The Kings are already out of the playoff picture, so they might find themselves dressing some players for next season. Davis Drewiske and Brian Boyle both figured into the line-up for their 2-1 win.

The Coyotes wanted to play spoilers against the Blues, as they dressed a pretty full line-up and the only pool player that came out of the line-up from their last game was David Hale, the Box 14 defenseman. Hale has been a healthy scratch on numerous occasions this season and will probably sit at least one more time before the season is out.

Also making the press box team on Tuesday night was Craig Adams, as he made a return trip upstairs. Adams, acquired from Chicago at the deadline, was a normal healthy scratch in Chicago and has now become a regular for the Penguins as well.

Finally, it looks like Brian Pothier hasn't quite gotten himself back to 100% just yet, as he needed a little more rest on Tuesday night, as the Capitals took on Atlanta. The Capitals can also afford to rest their players before the playoffs, as their division title has already been wrapped up.

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