Saturday, February 12, 2011

Draft Player Scratches (Feb 12)

An injury update to the Flames' Alex Tanguay, as the initial diagnosis of a concussion was later rescinded by the team, saying that they rushed to judgement on the injury and Tanguay is actually now day-to-day with a neck strain.  I would have posted this sooner, but I just got busy.

This should come as a big relief to Stacey C., who was likely already starting to get used to life without one of his top scorers in the pool.  Tanguay has been skating with the team in practice and may not be out of the line-up for very long at all.

On Friday afternoon, word came out of the Blackhawks locker room that Marian Hossa was doubtful for the game against the Stars, because of a bout of the flu and doubtful did turn into a scratch for the evening, as Hossa didn't dress for the game.  The Blackhawks are in Phoenix on Saturday night and Hossa will likely be a game-time decision for that one as well.

Allan S. is managing quite well on top of the standings in Week Nineteen, holding a 10-point lead going into Saturday night's action, so he can hope for Hossa getting a timely recovery.  The first game out of the line-up isn't too bad right now and a second game, if needed, likely wouldn't phase his team too much.

An update was given to Dan Hamhuis' status after the awkward hit on Wednesday night against the Ducks.  Hamhuis did indeed suffer a concussion on the play and the team now expects him to be out of the line-up indefinitely.  A better timetable for his return will likely come down after he clears his initial week of rest and a baseline test, likely a neuro-psych test as well, will need to be done.

Hamhuis has been somewhat of a disappointment to Leon G. this season, as he has said to me a couple of times this year, so missing out on him likely comes with very few feelings of missing him.  There hasn't been a great deal of points coming from the off-season acquisition, but nevertheless, no team wants to be without a body in their line-up, because it guarantees that no points will come from him.

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