Sunday, October 22, 2017

Afternoon Player Notes in the Draft (Oct 22)

The Hall of Fame-bound forward Jaromir Jagr was unable to finish last night's game against the Wild, dealing with a lower-body injury.  Jagr left the game in the 1st period, not to return, and the Flames were unable to secure the victory at home, losing 4-2.  There hasn't been much of an update on the status on Jagr at the moment, but the Flames don't play again until Tuesday night in Nashville, so we'll probably get an update on Monday or early on Tuesday.

This isn't good news for Ryan and his team, as they are well back in 22nd and already 22 points back of 3rd place.  His last pick in the draft, Jagr, hasn't quite been productive enough for the Flames or his pool team, having only 2 assists in five games played.

The New Jersey Devils don't play again until Friday, but we are keeping a close eye on Devils forward Kyle Palmieri, who is feeling a lower-body injury at the moment.  He is questionable to participate in practice this week, so if he isn't going to practice, his availability for their next game is also in question.

Should Chris really be worried about this?  Probably not.  I don't imagine Palmieri will miss much time, if any, but it's just worth noting, just in case.

There are some growing pains for Josh Ho-Sang in the Islanders lineup these days, as the rookie forward hasn't been productive at all this week and even found his way up to the press box as a healthy scratch on Saturday night.  The Islanders were able to sneak a 5-3 win at home from the visiting San Jose Sharks, so his return to the lineup might be a bit questionable for Tuesday night, with the Coyotes in town.

Grant's team was off to a great start in Week One, finishing 5th, but his team has quickly plummeted down to 23rd and Ho-Sang's absence isn't really helping.  We'll see if he comes back and gets his scoring touch back next week.

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