Friday, December 19, 2014

Player Notes in the Draft (Dec 19)

The St. Louis Blues will be without forward Jaden Schwartz for an indefinite period of time, as he is dealing with a broken foot. Schwartz blocked a shot from the Kings' Drew Doughty on Tuesday night, which forced him from the game and he was unable to return.  Schwartz will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, but the expectation has to be at least a few weeks on the shelf, possibly more.

This is not good news for Clayton, as one of his defenders took out one of his forwards in action.  Schwartz has been Clayton's best forward, taken in the 6th round of the draft, 131st overall.  At the time of the injury, the Blues forward was ranked 48th overall in scoring with 26 points.

Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens left Thursday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks with an upper-body injury after taking a pretty big hit from Clayton Stoner.  The early indications are that the scoring forward is not going to miss too much time with the injury and that he is on the injured list as out day-to-day.  He didn't take to the ice for practice on Friday and will probably be questionable for Saturday night's game, home to the Senators.

The injury will be a bump in the road for our weekly leader in the points, Stacey M., who has shot up the standings to only be 4 points out of 3rd place.  Pacioretty has been good for Stacey this season, picking up 25 points in 33 games and has 3 points this week alone.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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