Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Player Notes in the Draft (Feb 5)

The Carolina Hurricanes are now facing a glutton of goaltending, as Cam Ward has now been deemed healthy and Anton Khudobin and Justin Peters have been adequately carrying the load.  On Tuesday, home to the Winnipeg Jets, Khudobin was handed the start, while Ward was on the bench to back-up and Peters was the odd-man out and relegated to the press box as a healthy scratch.  All three goalies will have to pass through waivers to head down to the minors and the Carolina Hurricanes are likely going to carry all three goalies, until they can facilitate a move that is beneficial for everyone.

Peters, who belongs to Wyllie, was the first goalie of the three to be relegated in this situation, but to be fair, he started the year in the minors, so he was starting in the number three position any way.  Wyllie picked up Peters in the first Waiver Draft, only managing to pick up 7 points from the keeper since then.

The Vancouver Canucks have been struggling to do just about anything, especially score goals, in their current stretch of games in the New Year, and things did not get any easier going into Boston to face the Bruins.  Both forward Christopher Higgins and defenseman Dan Hamhuis, arguably two of the team's better players in this stretch, were held out with undisclosed injuries, suffered the night before in Detroit.  Both players are considered to be out day-to-day and their statuses likely won't be discussed further until Wednesday, when they take on the Canadiens in Montreal.

Not much impact on the money race here, as Higgins belongs to Leo (24th) and Hamhuis belongs to John (20th), both teams not having much luck this year in the scoring department.  The bad luck only continues with this new batch of news.

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