Friday, March 02, 2012

Sheet Player News (Mar. 2)

The Flames began back-to-back nights in the Pacific Division and there is a plan to have Leland Irving in the line-up for Friday night's game against the Ducks, so they had called him up from the AHL for this trip.  Unfortunately for Henrik Karlsson, he has become the odd-man out for getting starts and giving Miikka Kiprusoff a break in the net, so he sat as a healthy scratch, while Irving backed-up Kiprusoff in Thursday night's game in Phoenix.  There hasn't been any indication as to whether or not Karlsson will dress to back-up Irving in Anaheim, which is a likely scenario, to give Kiprusoff a proper night off, but we'll have to wait and see.

There are of an eye injury for Canadiens forward Scott Gomez, which will keep him out of Saturday evening's contest against the Maple Leafs, but there really hasn't been much for details beyond that.  It will likely be best to considered the playmaking forward out day-to-day for the time being or at least until further notice.  Gomez has not had a very good season in 2012, playing in only 35 games, scoring 2 goals and 8 assists.  His overall fantasy value has diminished dramatically and he would need a couple of healthy seasons before I could start to trust him again.

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