Sunday, March 10, 2019
Morning Player Notes (Mar 10)
The Nashville Predators were without forward Filip Forsberg for their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday evening, as he is currently dealing with an upper-body injury. Forsberg had been unavailable to the team for a couple of practices with the ailment and the team were holding their cards close to their chest on this, until game-time, when he couldn't dress and play. There are no other details available at this time, he's just listed as out day-to-day and we'll have to go from there for now.
Brian's team was already taking a kicking this week, before this news dropped on Saturday afternoon, but his team did finally come around and put some points up, but it wasn't quite enough yet. After Saturday's action, Brian's team now sits at 11 points, only 2 points back of Jeremy's team and both teams have a handful of games to play on Sunday to make it interesting.
Vladimir Tarasenko of the Blues was held out of Saturday's game against the Sharks, due to an upper-body injury he reportedly suffered on Thursday night against the Kings. The coaching staff didn't have too much to report before or after last night's contest, except that he's day-to-day with the injury. Even after Saturday afternoon's overtime loss, the Blues still hold the 3rd spot in the Central Division, so they'll be pretty tight-lipped about injuries going forward, more so than normal, one would suspect.
Despite not having Tarasenko yesterday, Eric's team managed to keep a pretty good pace, tied for 2nd in the weekly scoring at 28 points and his team has moved up a couple of spots this week, now up to 13th from 15th. Not a bad week, so far.
The Golden Knights laid waste to the Canucks late on Saturday night, 6-2, and they did so without forward Brandon Pirri, who was a healthy scratch yet again. He has not been the same player as he was in the second segment of the regular season and he has been a regular healthy scratch for the club a few times in this final segment of the year. Now, after the trade deadline, it is likely going to be the case more and more.
For Clayton's team, this was going to be a home run kind of swing at the Week Eighteen swap, but it has turned out to be a huge swing and miss and this is one of the contributing factors to his team now dropping down to 15th and continuing to fall.