Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sheet Player News (Dec. 11)

The Edmonton Oilers wanted a little bit more grit in their line-up against their provincial rivals, the Flames, on Saturday night, so they decided to take Box 7 forward Magnus Paajarvi out of the line-up as a healthy scratch to reinsert Darcy Hordichuk. Paajarvi has not been very productive this year, nor has he been very physical in games that he has played, so the decision was seemingly easy. Unfortunately, this decision didn't pay off for the Oilers, as they dropped a 3-0 decision.

Scary moment for the Canucks, as their Box 9 forward Cody Hodgson was caught with a fairly solid check early on in the game against the Senators, getting caught by Nick Foligno while falling over, taking the wrong side of an ugly collision.  Hodgson left the ice to the quiet area and the team reported after the game that Hodgson wanted to come back out to the game, but he was held out of the game for precautionary measures.  The initial report is that Hodgson is likely going to be okay, but he will likely be re-evaluated on Sunday, get some rest on an extra day off and then have a proper update.

The Winnipeg Jets were able to welcome forward Nikolai Antropov back into their line-up after about a week away with an undisclosed injury, which meant that his call-up replacement, Carl Klingberg was the odd-man out of the equation and he was a healthy scratch for Saturday night against the Red Wings in Detroit.  If Antropov has the clean bill of health after his return, I would imagine that Klingberg will head back to the AHL.  In four games with the big club, Klingberg failed to register a point.

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