Friday, October 06, 2017

Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Oct 6)

The Sabres did not have Zach Bogosian in their opening night lineup against the Canadiens, citing a lower-body injury as being the reason. Bogosian hasn't skated since last week, from what I can see, and was questionable to play last night, at best. He's currently listed as day-to-day at the moment.

Wilton's team hasn't gotten off to the best of starts through the first two nights, comparatively against the top teams in the standings.  Wilton's team has 5 points in two nights, compared to Jeremy's 17 points, and the injury to Bogosian isn't helping too much.  He's only day-to-day, so no real panic yet.

What is believed to be a practice injury has sidelined Kings defenseman Alec Martinez and it has also landed him on the Injured Reserve.  Martinez suffered a lower-body injury, which could mean just about anything, but what we can say is that he will be sidelined for at least a week, depending on when he was injured and even that wasn't disclosed.  We'll assume that the placement on the IR would make him eligible to come back in the middle of next week, possibly against Calgary on Wednesday.

Also a rough start for newcomer Scott B., not to be confused with the old disappearing act that is Scott G..  Newcomer Scott has only picked up 2 points on the first couple of nights and now he'll be down a defender for the next week or so, maybe more... we just don't know.

The New York Rangers were one of a few teams that opted to carry eight defensemen into the start of the regular season and they had opted to scratch Nick Holden as one of the two they were not going to dress for their opener against the Avalanche.  The Rangers dropped the game against the lowly Avs, so there is a fine chance that Holden could draw into the lineup for their next game on Saturday, away to Toronto, but we'll have to wait and see for sure.

The bad luck streak for Eric continues to keep his team down, but to his team's credit, they are staying afloat, picking up 8 points through the first couple of nights, right in the thick of the standings at this point.  Sure, things could be better with everyone in his lineup, but luck is half the battle in the hockey pool.

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