Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Afternoon Notes in the Draft (Oct 28)
The Calgary Flames welcomed a familiar face back to practice on Wednesday, as defenseman T.J. Brodie is making his way back to playing shape, coming back from a broken hand. Brodie suffered the injury in the preseason and has yet to dress in the regular season and tonight, as the Flames are in Ottawa to take on the Senators, he'll be a game-time decision for this one. If you needed any more indication that it is likely that he plays, he has been activated from the IR.
If he can't go, he'll be listed as day-to-day, so that is good news for Mike, who has been patiently waiting for his injured bodies to get healthy again.
In more positive news, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that they have sent back-up goalie Andrei Vasilievskiy down to the AHL on a conditioning stint, as he works his way back from a blood clot in his leg. He will get some playing time down in the minors for about a week and then it is expected that he'll rejoin the team and then push Ben Bishop for the number one job with the big club.
More good news for Mike, as his team slowly begins to get healthy. As of today, he's 38 points back of 1st place, which is a big total to overcome, but if his team is healthy, it's still got more than 20 weeks to make that back.
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