Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Noon Player Notes in the Draft (Nov 15)

On Tuesday morning, the Nashville Predators announced that Pekka Rinne is dealing with a lower-body injury and he didn't practice on Monday and didn't dress for the morning skate today. On Monday afternoon, the Predators recalled Marek Mazanec, so they saw this announcement coming and prepared for it.  Unfortunately, there was no mention of how long they expect their number one goalie on the shelf, so we'll have him on as day-to-day and see how that goes.

For Stacey M., this is her best chance at moving on in the survivor pool, as she also has the number two for the Rangers, but they only have three games, perfectly spread out for their number one, so it could be a tough week for her team.

The Montreal Canadiens are dealing with the possibility that forward Alexander Radulov may not be ready to go tonight, when they take on the Florida Panthers tonight at the Bell Centre.  The enigmatic Russian has been dealing with a bout of the flu and was not present at the morning skate, as call-up Chris Terry was taking his place in most of the line rushes and power play exercises.  He's listed as day-to-day, if he misses out on tonight's game.

Radulov has been one of the fantastic pick-ups for Scott this season, having 14 points in 16 games this year, ranking 38th overall in pool scoring on Tuesday morning.  Scott will open Tuesday night in 3rd place in the standings, now 4 points back of 2nd and 11 points back of 1st.

The hits just keep on coming, as the New Jersey Devils announced on Tuesday that Taylor Hall won't be able to go tonight against the Dallas Stars, because of a lower-body injury.  This one came out of nowhere today, but he'll be listed as out day-to-day for right now, likely as we await further word on what the injury might be.

Hall has also been quite good to start the year, picking up 12 points in his first 14 games with his new club, which has been a real benefit to John S. in the pool this year.  John's team will open the night in 8th place, 15 points back of 3rd place and now without one of his top forwards.  That could hurt a little bit.

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