Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sheet Player News (Mar 16)

Another week, another healthy scratch for Columbus Blue Jackets forward Chris Clark. Clark, a Box 7 forward, has been in and out of the line-up quite often this season and will likely continue to run that same path for the remainder of the season, now with the team nearly out of the playoff race, more theoretically than mathematically.

The long list of injuries continues to grow in Edmonton, as Gilbert Brule, who has already sat out some long stretches this season due to injury, will now be out indefinitely with a concussion. The diagnosis came down on Tuesday night and I have a feeling that we might not see Brule for the rest of the year. Too bad, he was in a pretty good box, Box 5 among the rest of the Western forwards.

Alexandre Picard was a healthy scratch again for the Canadiens on Tuesday night, as the team took on the Capitals. The swap around in the line-up didn't seem to help too much, as the Habs still lost to the Caps, 4-2. Picard has been a regular among healthy scratches this season in Montreal, there was no real surprise to see his name back on the list.

Rangers coach John Tortorella hasn't been afraid to scratch players that have shown him very little in the way of production or hustle this season. On Tuesday night, both Wojtek Wolski and Matt Gilroy were in his crosshairs, as the line-ups were put together for the inter-city rivalry game against the Islanders. Wolski, a Box 2 forward, and Gilroy, a Box 30 defenseman, should be back in the line-up before too long, but both should be on high alert for the rest of the regular season.

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