Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sheet Player News (Mar. 15)

An upper-body injury forced Luca Sbisa to miss his second straight game on Wednesday night and the Box 14 defenseman is listed as out day-to-day with the ailment. Sbisa was hurt over the weekend, but the Ducks have managed to chug along without him in the line-up, including a 4-0 win over Detroit on Wednesday night.  The injury is thought to be a back injury, but it doesn't sound too major, rather he's listed as questionable for Friday night's game.  Sbisa has 4 goals and 17 assists in 69 games this season.

Nathan Gerbe was a late scratch for the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night, as he is also dealing with an upper-body injury of his own.  The details are fairly limited, but seeing as though he was a late scratch, it would suggest that there isn't too much to his injury, but that's just speculation on my part.  He'll be listed as out day-to-day for right now.  In 59 games, the Box 24 forward has 6 goals and 18 assists with the Sabres and he is nowhere near the box leaders on the sheet pool.

The hit that cost Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers three games on Scott Gomez, has now put the play-making centre back on the shelf indefinitely with a concussion. Gomez has already struggled a lot this season, diminishing his fantasy pool value overall and now no one will want to touch him after concussion problems in Montreal.  Gomez has only played in 38 games this season with the Habs, scoring 2 goals and 9 assists and I would wonder if his season has now concluded with only a few weeks left to go.

According the Canucks, Box 7 forward Manny Malhotra was attending to a personal matter on Wednesday night, which kept him out of the line-up for their game against the Coyotes.  There is no more details available, but I think it would be safe to assume that he is day-to-day.  Malhotra has 17 points in 69 games this season for the Canucks, so he hasn't been an awesome fantasy player this season, but he has been a key piece to the Canucks success in the early part of the season.  I would imagine that the rest would be good for him as well.

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