Friday, October 21, 2016

Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Oct 21)

Not long after scoring his 500th career goal, Chicago forward Marian Hossa had to leave the game against the Flyers on Tuesday night with a lower-body injury.  Reports are saying that Hossa suffered the injury while blocking a shot and that he will be unavailable for tonight's game in Columbus.  There are no other details to report at the moment, so we'll have to consider him day-to-day for the time being.

Hossa is off to a point-per-game start this season, aiding Stacey C. in his good start to the season, going into this weekend's action in 6th place, only 7 points back of our leader.  Stacey's projected game total may be the highest in the pool, but day-to-day injuries don't come off that total, so it might not be a true reflection of how busy his weekend will be.

The dreaded c-word has descended on Dallas Stars forward Patrick Sharp, as he left Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Kings with concussion-like symptoms after being hit awkwardly into the boards by defenseman Brayden McNabb.  The Stars will likely know more here in the next day or so, but you would have to imagine that Sharp will go through the entire league protocol and stay away from game action for a week, at least, and have to pass his baseline tests in order to come back.  I can see a stop on the Injured Reserve in the near future for him.

Just when Marcin's team was just starting to get going, it suffered a pretty good shot to the head.  Marcin's team is in the midst of a pretty good week, with 17 points and moving up from 21st to 17th, but Sharp had really yet to start scoring, having only 1 point in four games this year.  At least all his hot players are still healthy.

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