Thursday, November 30, 2017
More Afternoon Player Notes in the Draft (Nov 30)
Another injury we're watching out for, likely another reason for the trade for Adam Henrique this morning, as Jakub Silfverberg suffered an upper-body injury against the St. Louis Blues, forcing him from the game, not to return. There hasn't been much of an official update, from what I have seen this afternoon, but with the Ducks not playing again until tomorrow night in Columbus, we probably won't see anything until tomorrow morning, as to whether or not he'll go.
It might be too early to panic for Ryan right now, but Silfverberg hasn't quite been the offensive force that many were expecting, only 11 points in 25 games, so a drop might be something to consider in the bonus round, if it is long-term.
The Montreal Canadiens traveled to Detroit today for a tilt against the Red Wings tonight, but not accompanying the team on the trip is forward Jonathan Drouin, who is hurting with a lower-body injury. This is a home-and-home series with the Red Wings, so we'll have to see if he'll be cleared to play in the return game at the Bell Centre, but we won't know much until Saturday morning, I would have to think. An extra day or two off of skates has to be the treatment, especially if it's a groin issue.
Derek B.'s team has fallen off the pace a little bit this week, having dropped off down to 9th place, now 17 points back of the money and one of his top picks is back on the shelf. Here's hoping that the rest helps his cause and he can jump back in the lineup tonight.