Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Draft Player Scratches (Feb 8)

The New Jersey Devils have called up goalie Mike McKenna to back up Johan Hedberg on Tuesday night, as Martin Brodeur is sidelined with a slight knee sprain. Brodeur left the game on Sunday afternoon during the 1st intermission and didn't return and he is now listed as day-to-day with the injury.  Brodeur had an MRI on the injury, but it didn't reveal anything that would keep him out of the line-up for an extended period of time.  There is no timetable for his return, but his competitive spirit should see to a speedy recovery.

Trying to climb out of the basement without his 1st round pick will be awfully difficult for Clayton C., who has been having a pretty decent run over the past few weeks.  He is currently 19 points out of a tie for 16th place and 31 points up on 19th, so there's a good chance he'll finish in 18th again this week.

The Washington Capitals are not expecting defenseman Mike Green to go on Tuesday, after taking a slapshot to the side of the head on the weekend.  Green had left the game as a bloody mess, but it doesn't sound like the injury is too serious, as he should be back in the line-up by the weekend.  We'll just consider him out day-to-day with an upper-body injury for now.

Green belongs to Larry D. this season and he's likely rather disappointed with Green's season to date.  Larry is currently in 12th spot, only 7 points out of the top 10 and 46 points out of the money.  He'd need Green to be at his very best for the stretch run to have at least a shot at the money.

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