Friday, February 08, 2019

Morning Player Notes (Feb 8)

The Anaheim Ducks are now holding their collective breath, as their season may have gone from bad to worse with the precautionary exit of John Gibson from last night's loss against the Senators.  Gibson finished the 2nd period after a collision with his own defenseman on the 2-0 goal against, but didn't return for the 3rd period and was still saddled with the loss.  There has been no update from the team on Friday morning and the team will be in Philadelphia for an afternoon game, so we'll see if he'll be able to go by then.

This is a big concern for Kristy & Don, who are sitting in 4th place, 7 points out of the money and they'll need all hands on deck, if they are going to make a run for the money.

New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood also left last night's game against the Islanders due to an upper-body injury, which is believed to be in the arm area.  Wood was tripped into the boards in the 2nd period of the game, tried one more shift, but left shortly after.  There have been no updates this morning on his condition, but the Devils will also take part in a busy Saturday, playing an afternoon game against the Wild, so we'll see what they come back with in the next 24 hours.

Wood belongs to Ryan this season, who sees his team with a share of the Basement Dweller occupation this week, with only 9 points, so far.  The lack of production this week has seen his team drop down from 10th to 13th and is already 6 points back of 10th place.

The Vegas Golden Knights are hoping to restart Brandon Pirri's scoring prowess, as he has been on a bit of a skid of late, not posting a point in six games, so he was a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the Red Wings.  The Golden Knights were 4-3 winners on Thursday night, so there's no guarantee that Pirri would feature back in the lineup on Saturday, when they take on the Blue Jackets, but that'll be a game-time decision.

Well, this wasn't what Clayton was looking for when he picked him up in the Week Eighteen Waiver Draft.  Clayton has seen one game from Pirri, pointless, of course, but here's hoping that he can get back into the lineup, so he can make up the 25 points his team needs to make it into the money.

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