Monday, October 15, 2018

Evening Player Notes (Oct 15)

A knee injury has kept Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen out of the lineup on Monday night, when the team hosted the Los Angeles Kings.  The injury isn't believed to be too serious, but it was serious enough to force the club to do an emergency recall of goaltender Eamon McAdam to backup Garret Sparks for the night.  The Leafs starter did participate in the morning skate on Monday, but afterwards, it was decided that he was unfit to play, so the move was made.  He's listed as day-to-day for the time being.

This should probably be considered as a missed start for Andersen and for Derek B. in the pool, as he would have gone tonight, if he was healthy.  If he was to come back for the team's next game, Thursday night in Pittsburgh, it probably won't be the worst-case scenario.

The Vancouver Canucks updated the status of their star rookie Elias Pettersson on Monday, saying that he did indeed suffer a concussion and is going through the protocol to get back in the lineup, but the team won't have him back in the lineup until after they return home from their current road trip, which finishes later on this week, at the earliest.  The most likely scenario is that he'll be a week to 10 days before he is cleared to return for action.

He has been quite the spark plug for the Canucks and for Clayton's rookie pool chances early on this season, but a couple (or a few) games away from the lineup won't necessarily devastate his chances overall. 

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