Thursday, December 10, 2015

Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Dec 10)

Colorado Avalanche captain and forward, Gabriel Landeskog, was a late scratch before Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, a game that the Avs dropped, 4-2.  The young Swede was scratched with a back problem and was deemed unable to go, just around the warm-up for the game.  As far as I can tell this morning, Landeskog is on the list as day-to-day and we'll wait for further word from the club, likely before the weekend.

Wes has said that he is primarily focused on the PIM pool, but didn't want to finish in last place, which some might have some strong arguments against.  Nevertheless, Landeskog was one of those pieces that would help both arguments, having 21 points and 30 PIM.

In his second game back from a broken leg, San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture left Wednesday night's game against the Oilers with a lower-body injury, which has yet to be confirmed as either being related to his broken leg or being something completely new.  Either way, Couture couldn't finish the game and now we're waiting for a complete update.

It was a late pick in the 1st round of the Waiver Draft, as Wes dropped Couture early and Jeremy took a flyer on him.  Jeremy got a game and a half and 1 assist for his trouble, but how long will he have to wait for something more?

Shortly after giving the puck away in his own end, Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis took a resulting slap shot up in the face and the early reports were that Hamhuis was taken to hospital, lost a few teeth and may have suffered a broken jaw.  The Canucks will likely be providing an update, later on Thursday, about how much time they expect Hamhuis to miss.

This could be a pretty tough break for John R., who was already reeling from injuries this season and he used a lot of help in the Waiver Draft to try and get his team back on track.  His team is already off to a good start, chasing down Wes, who doesn't want his team to be in last place, but may not have a choice.

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