Friday, March 30, 2012

Draft Player News (Mar. 30)

The Detroit Red Wings appear to be on a defensive rotation, but with some poor numbers to his name over the last few games, Kyle Quincey will be the next to be a healthy scratch, as the Wings host the Predators on Friday night. Both teams are all clinched in their playoff berths, so the game will only be to contest for home-ice advantage in the opening round, which will likely pit both teams against each other.  There isn't much to this news byte, as we would likely expect to see Quincey back in the line-up in the next game.

No money impact here, as Chris M. has Quincey and he sits in 17th place.

It sounds like Jeff Carter will be out for the team's game against the Oilers tonight, as he is dealing with an ankle injury.  The official word is that Carter is doubtful for the game, which could really go either way, especially with the playoff race being so important to the Kings right now.  This is just a heads up that he may not be in tonight and he'll be listed as out day-to-day, if that is the case.

There would be a little bit of impact here, if you were comparing Munden G.'s team to Chris' team above, since Munden is right above in 16th place, but otherwise, not much going on here either.

The Philadelphia Flyers have a tiny amount of concern about Kimmo Timonen and his lower-back, which has caused him some issues already this season, but with some scheduled days off and rest, the team is hopeful that he will be okay for when the playoffs get started in a little bit.  Consider Thursday night to be a scheduled day off, out day-to-day, but likely going to return on the weekend for the Flyers.

Stuart G., who currently sits in 3rd place, missed out on an offensive explosion on Thursday night, which is likely the biggest impact of this day off and is likely one that he didn't want to miss out on.  Stuart only sits 3 points back of Dale B. for 2nd place and that game could have put a large dent in that gap.  Timonen's return should help though.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are being cautious with defenseman Kristopher Letang this week, as the All-Star defenseman has missed the last couple of games with a lower-body and the team is in no rush to get him back into the line-up, as the team prepares for the playoffs and what could be a long playoff run.  Letang will likely be a popular player this year in the playoff pool and will be the pivot to a lot of the Penguins' success, so protecting their interests will be key.

Letang belongs to Scott G., who sits in 20th place and this will be his likely resting spot for the rest of the year.

Tomas Vokoun left Thursday's game against the Bruins in the 1st period and it is believed that he is suffering from a lower-body injury. Michal Neuvirth was able to be successful in relief of the veteran goalie, but there will be plenty of question marks about his health down the line and will likely affect the coach's decision for the playoffs, assuming that they sneak in to the top eight in the last week of the season.

No money impact here either, as Leon G. has Vokoun and he sits in 19th place.

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