Saturday, December 26, 2009

Morrow Misses Saturday

The Stars decided to leave out Brendan Morrow on Saturday night against the Avalanche due to an illness. Morrow was a game-time decision for the Western Conference battle, but wasn't able to go in the end. He didn't end up skating at all on Saturday, which may put his availability in doubt for the team's next game, Tuesday at home against Chicago. An extra day off between games may be enough to get him back though.

Morrow, a candidate for the Canadian Olympic team, has 13 goals and 11 assists in 37 games for Dallas this season, but its his intangibles that make him a good candidate for play in Vancouver.

ImplicationsThis season, Morrow is a member of Allan's Draft team, playing well enough as a depth forward on his team this year. Allan currently sits in 7th place, 18 points out of 3rd place, but the days off don't seem to be long-term, so the scoring pace won't be missed terribly at the moment.

Morrow found his way off the Sheet this season, due to some interesting depth coming out of the Stars system and the choice to put Jere Lehtinen on instead. In hindsight, that may have been a mistake.

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