The Philadelphia Flyers could be holding their breath, while they await word on a lower-body injury that forward Wayne Simmonds suffered on Tuesday night against the Panthers. Simmonds reportedly left the game midway through the 3rd period and the team said it was for precautionary reasons, which could mean he won't miss any time, but we'll have to wait and see what they end up with.
Simmonds has been a definite bright spot on Derek B.'s team, which shot up to 2nd place on Tuesday night with a pretty big effort. The rough & tumble winger has 7 points in six games for Derek and losing out on that sort of production may keep the gap to 1st place in the double digits for now.
The Boston Bruins are definitely holding their breath, as their number one goalie, Tuukka Rask, was helped off the ice at practice after being involved in an on-ice collision in his crease. The Bruins are set to host the Canucks on Thursday night, so we'll likely get an update ahead of that game, but the initial reports were not very positive.
Clayton's team was not among those who had a great night on Tuesday, which saw his team drop down from 4th place to 9th, but is still in striking distance of the money, 6 points back of 3rd. His team has already been eliminated from the survivor pool, so it'll be all about the overall points total in this injury.
I suppose we can get ahead of the game with a mention that the Dallas Stars are expecting to make defenseman Julius Honka a scratch tomorrow night, when they take on the Coyotes in Arizona. The rookie hasn't registered a point in four appearances yet this season and they are likely trying to give him a kick in the butt with the scratching. We'll have to wait and see in the days ahead, if this pays off or not.
Steve's team is among a big cluster of teams in the bottom half of the standings, in dire need of a big boost. Finding out that one of your players is already going to miss a game tomorrow, of all times, has got to be somewhat disheartening.