Saturday, January 17, 2015

Player Notes in the Draft (Jan 17)

It's a little late today, but better late than never, right?

At the start of this post, games are only a half hour away, so I'm going to be quick with some of these updates.

An upper-body injury will keep Canadiens number one goalie, Carey Price, from starting against the East-leading Islanders on Saturday night. Price, who is 9th in scoring, was going to be pitted against Jaroslav Halak, who is now 2nd in pool scoring, which was set to be a doozy of a game. Dustin Tokarski is slated to start tonight, a non-pool goalie, who will take some minutes away from the pool. Price is currently listed as out day-to-day and everything is still rather hush-hush.

Not good news for Wes on this busy night, as his team has moved up to 3rd place this week, but he's holding on by only the slightest of margins.

Another goalie injury to speak about, as Cory Schneider was forced from Friday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks after being hit by Matt Beleskey. The initial word is an upper-body injury, but the details are sketchy and speculation that I've seen has the injury all around his body.  The Devils are already finished for the weekend, so there likely won't be any rush to disclose any details or expectations of a return just yet.

Grant K. has been less than lucky of late, losing bodies here, there and everywhere lately.  The team with the most goals in the pool is now sitting in 14th overall, 14 points out of the top 10.

Tampa Bay defenseman Matt Carle is not expected to play tonight against the Avalanche, as he was reportedly hurt on Thurdsay night in Edmonton, but the nature of the injury has been not disclosed, as of yet. He'll be out day-to-day, but with the possible return of Victor Hedman, the Bolts might not be in bad shape. This season, Carle has 14 points in 46 games, so he hasn't been the most productive player on the ice, but he has seen some points this year.

This is another concern for Grant S., who's team is still staying afloat in 2nd spot, despite the number of injury problems his team has seen of late.  Carle's injury is just thrown on the pile, so to speak.  His team is still 46 points up on 3rd place, so there isn't much worry there.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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