Sunday, January 06, 2019
Evening Player Notes (Jan 6)
New York Rangers forward Kevin Hayes missed Friday night's loss in Colorado and Sunday afternoon's loss in Arizona, as he is currently day-to-day with an upper-body injury. There are some reports out there that Hayes has been dealing with this ailment for a number of weeks and it had just caught up to him, forcing him out of the lineup for the time being. Hayes has been good for the Rangers this season, posting 10 goals and 33 points in 39 games, so that has certainly compounded the team's lack of offense this weekend, only scoring a single goal in the last two games.
Wilton's team has been very good this week, posting 32 points, at the time of publishing and that has kept him in the top half of the standings for another week, currently sitting in 11th place. His team has been among the best in the second segment, to date, ranking 5th since the start of Week Ten and Hayes has been a big part of that success.
It's back to the shelf for Michal Neuvirth of the Philadelphia Flyers, as he was unable to dress on Saturday against the Flames and it is anyone's guess as to how long he will be out again. The Flyers haven't disclosed what the nature of the injury it is that has caused the veteran goalie to return to the injured list, but it probably isn't good, regardless. Neuvirth has only appeared in seven games this season and just can't seem to stay healthy.
Stuart tried to take a flyer on him at the Waiver Draft and that move has not paid off at all. He did collect credit on the Czech goalie's only win this season, but that has been it since the start of Week Ten. It's a good thing Stuart isn't counting on his goalies for the better part of his points.
Just a quick note about Shea Theodore, he missed out on Friday night's game against the Ducks, feeling under the weather, but did return to action on Sunday against the Devils, picking up a point in the process.
Just a quick skater game missed for Stacey M. and her pool team, which has been gaining some traction on the top two teams in the pool. Stacey's team is now 5 points out of 1st place from 3rd, with still a little bit more action to go.