Sunday, December 20, 2009

Morris Goes Missing

It's a bit of a strenuous time for the Bruins, as they have been hit fairly hard on their blueline of late, but it's not all terrible. On Saturday in Toronto, the Bruins were without Derek Morris, due to an undisclosed injury, which we have to consider day-to-day for now, since there isn't an update to his injury.

Morris joins Dennis Wideman on the sidelines, but there does seem to be some good news about Wideman, as he has flown to join the team in Ottawa and will likely be a game-time decision against the Senators.

ImplicationsThe addition of Morris to the injury list now gives Chris five players actively missing time in the pool. Chris is firmly in the middle of the battle for last place (or to stay out of it) and with this many players on the shelf, there is no real surprise as to why he's down there. Morris was a pick for Chris in the Waiver Draft this year, which has to be disappointing.

On the Sheet, Morris was taken three times in Box 29 this season. To his benefit, he does rank third in points in the box, sitting only 3 points behind Philadelphia's Matt Carle. There shouldn't be much panic to move him at the moment.

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