Friday, October 20, 2017
Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Oct 20)
The Boston Bruins got the services of Patrice Bergeron and David Backes to return to their lineup on Thursday night, but the hockey gods seem to have evened everything out, by taking David Krejci out of their immediate lineup, as he suffered an upper-body injury in the 2nd period against the Canucks last night, not to return to the game. The details are fairly limited at the moment, but credit the Bruins organization, their updates are by far the best in the league and when they have them, they do well to keep everyone abreast. We're playing wait and see with Krejci at the moment.
Brenda & Seward were certainly happy to get Bergeron back, while Neil enjoyed some success with Backes returning, but Dale B., the reigning champ, can't be too pleased seeing his player go down. Dale's team is running well with the top teams, currently in 7th, 4 points out of 2nd, so here's hoping Krejci isn't out for too long.
The New Jersey Devils are in the midst of a pretty good scare, as their number one goalie, Cory Schneider, suffered a lower-body injury against the Senators on Thursday night. Schneider was able to finish playing the 2nd period, but wasn't able to start the 3rd period, leaving the work to backup Keith Kinkaid, who narrowly pulled out the overtime win. Schneider has to have been enjoying the added scoring punch the Devils have had given him so far this season, as he has posted 4 wins in the six appearances he has made this season, which includes his shortened appearance last night.
The lead that Jeremy's team put together is starting to evaporate, as it has gone down from 15 points on Monday morning to only 9 points on Friday morning and losing out on a key goaltender like Schneider, could be quite devastating, especially if it is significant. Jeremy's team is tied with Wilton's for top spot in goalie points, with 16, to date.