Monday, February 08, 2016

Afternoon Player Notes in the Draft (Feb 8)

The Detroit Red Wings are hosting the Florida Panthers tonight and it sounds like they will be without defenseman Mike Green tonight, as he is dealing with a groin problem.  The oft-injured defenseman has been pretty good this year, playing in 46 games for the Wings, picking up 21 points in the process.  Jakub Kindl is expected to draw in for the Red Wings in his place and Green will be day-to-day with the injury, for now.

It has been a bit of a lost year for Benson, who opens up the third segment tonight in 22nd place and has no stock in the two mini-games that are still going on.  The finish to his season will be all about pride, I would assume.

The Minnesota Wild are expecting to be without defenseman Jared Spurgeon for at least one game, Tuesday's contest at home to Dallas, as he suffered a deep bruise in the lwoer-body area. The coaching staff didn't think that the injury was too significant, but he'll need some rest to get back up to 100%.

Allan didn't have much luck on the Newsletter with injuries and now you can add another skater game to be missed.  Spurgeon has been good for his side this year, having 21 points in 52 games, but should only miss one game here, so it isn't too bad.

Click here for the updated injury/news page on the website

No comments: