Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Draft Player News (Jan. 18)

Early in the 2nd period, Flames forward Curtis Glencross left the game against the Sharks with a reported lower-body injury, not to return to the game. There are some updates expected to happen after practice for the Flames on Wednesday, as the prepare for their Thursday night tilt in Los Angeles, but until then, there really hasn't been much. As of Wednesday morning, we'll call Glencross out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, until further notice.

Glencross belongs to one of our co-leaders in the draft pool, Dale B., who has enjoyed some pretty success out of the rugged winger this season, collecting 33 points in 45 games, which is good for a couple points every three games.  If the injury is more substantial, then it may reduce his role as co-leader.

A freak accident in warm-up before the Oilers game against the Blue Jackets, as defenseman Ladislav Smid fell on the ice, slid into the back of Taylor Hall's legs, tripping the young forward, and then both players slid into the end boards, just as teammate Corey Potter was skating past.  Well, Potter couldn't avoid the muck-up with Smid and Hall and in his attempt to jump over the mess of bodies, he caught Hall in the forehead with one of his skates, opening up the young forward and forcing him out of the game.

Hall was checked out by doctors at the arena and is thought that he will be okay, although, he was kept out of practice on Wednesday afternoon, but he'll be considered day-to-day.

Hall belongs to the other co-leader in the pool, Clayton C., which is somewhat coincidental.  Hall's injury doesn't look like it will be too serious, but they'll rest him until they feel he won't get hurt any further or suffer any sort of infection.

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