Saturday, December 02, 2017

Hamstring Sidelines Hanzal

The Dallas Stars updated the status of forward Martin Hanzal, saying that he is now week-to-week with a hamstring injury.  The team has likely put him on the Injured Reserve now, since they have called up Curtis McKenzie from the AHL and this is expected to be a decent period of time out of the lineup for the veteran centre.

Hanzal's season has been marred by injury in these first nine weeks, as he has missed small periods of time here and there with numerous lower-body injuries, limiting him to only 19 games thus far and 1 goal and 3 points in production.  Heading into Saturday's action, he was ranked 592nd in pool scoring, well below where he should be as a pool player.

Neil has already made his first two picks and drops in the Waiver Draft and he will be able to drop Hanzal, if he so chooses, when the bonus round of the Waiver Draft begins.  Neil's team could really use a boost and dropping Hanzal for a healthy forward with more production is a pretty good start to the second segment, in theory.  We'll see what he decides.

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