Friday, December 11, 2009

Couple Days of Sheet Scratches

On Wednesday night, the Flames were without Box 4 forward, Craig Conroy, as he had suffered a knee injury on Monday night versus the Kings. Conroy is still listed as out day-to-day and isn't expected to miss much action, as the collision was thought to be minor and should have no long-term effects. He is questionable for Friday night's game against Minnesota.

The Hurricanes didn't have Box 21 forward, Sergei Samsonov, in their line-up on Wednesday, due to an unspecified lower-body injury. There isn't a great deal of information surrounding this injury, nor when or where he was injured, but he hasn't had too much fantasy value lately, having only four goals and six assists in 29 games will do that to a guy.

An unsuspecting Gregory Campbell was leveled by his own teammate on Monday night, which has given the Box 24 forward some minor concussion symptoms. The team says that Campbell's symptoms have cleared up, but of course, once you use the concussion term, he will have to be out of the line-up for upwards of a week. Sheet poolies aren't terribly worried, especially since no one took him in the pool this year.

With the return of Rob Scuderi to the Kings' line-up, it meant that someone had to come out of the line-up and be a healthy scratch. That turned out to be Box 14 defenseman, Peter Harrold, who has now been out of the line-up for back-to-back games. Harrold is not a big fantasy defenseman, but the Kings were very unsure as to who they would have in their top six, so Harrold made the cut for the Sheet this year. I'm pretty sure no one took him.

The often bumped around forward, Andrew Ebbett, has now hit the blog site for injury news, rather than being claimed on waivers for once. Ebbett was the recipient of Ed Jovanovski's forearm to the head earlier in the week, which gave the Phoenix defender a 2-game suspension. Ebbett did finish the game he was hit in, but he was diagnosed with a concussion afterwards, which will keep the Box 7 forward out of the line-up indefinitely.

Islanders forward, Sean Bergenheim, suffered a rib cage injury on Tuesday night against the Flyers, which has held out the Box 24 forward out of the Islanders last game on Wednesday night. Bergenheim reportedly went back home to Long Island to get the injury checked out, so he should be missing a little bit more time as the full extent of the injury is revealed.

Well, the Matt Gilroy experiment seems to be on hiatus for the time being, as the former Hobey Baker winner and Box 30 defenseman has been sent down to the AHL. The demotion came on Thursday, a day after Gilroy was on the ice for the overtime game-winner by Dustin Byfuglien of the Blackhawks. Gilroy only has four goals and two assists in 30 games this season and the Rangers probably want to give the young blueliner some seasoning before making his return to the big club.

On Friday, it was reported that the Lightning have placed Box 27 defenseman, Lukas Krajicek, on waivers, likely to help sort out the bottleneck, which is their blueline situation. Krajicek only has one assist in 21 games for the Lightning this year, which is fairly expensive for the $1.1 million cap hit he has this year, so it will be interesting to see if anyone picks him up or waits until re-entry waivers.

The Canucks decided against dressing Box 8 forward, Kyle Wellwood, on Thursday night against the Thrashers, as his production is way down from the previous season. In 27 games this season, Wellwood only has two goals and five assists and has been guilty of some lazy play of late. Wellwood was taken three times this season and may be considered for a drop soon.

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