Friday, March 06, 2015

Player Notes in the Draft (Mar 6)

The Calgary Flames welcomed back forward Matt Stajan to the active roster on Thursday night, but was not active on the ice against the Bruins, as he'll likely need some practice time to get his timing back after missing a handful of games.  Stajan is returning from the birth of his child, which happened earlier in the week.

Stajan has been less than effective for Leo this season, picking up 10 points in 40 games played and really shouldn't have much value in hockey pools going forward.  At least his projected games comes back into Leo's totals now.

Call it the change in climate, but Jaromir Jagr was a scratch from the Panthers game against the Stars, due to being under the weather.  On the surface, it looks like Jagr has provided a positive vibe in the Panthers dressing room, as they chase down a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference and that's all the team can really ask, besides a little bit of help on the scoresheet, of course.

Cam's team has definitely seen a marginal improvement over the recent weeks, so it may be fair to consider that he missed the oldest player in the NHL a little bit in the game last night.  Something like this shouldn't keep him out long though,

The second half of back-to-backs appear to be something that the Montreal Canadiens are going to keep a close eye on, as they decided to rest both forward PA Parenteau and defenseman Sergei Gonchar for their game in Los Angeles on Thursday night.  Parenteau is coming off a concussion and has seen some action already, while the wily veteran Gonchar is not having his legs put to too much work these days, as this team expects to go deep in the playoffs and they'll want their best players available for that run.

So, if I was Allan and Wes, respectively to the players above, I would be expecting to see this more often in the remaining five weeks in the schedule.  It isn't ideal by any way, but if these guys are to remain fresh, the games that they do play in, they may find them to be a bit more useful.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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