Thursday, December 01, 2011

Draft Player News (Dec. 1)

The New Jersey Devils were without defenseman Andy Greene on Wednesday night for their game against the Colorado Avalanche, due to some minor bumps and bruises, likely categorized as a maintenance day.  Greene is considered to be day-to-day and shouldn't be out of the line-up for very long.

In 20 games this season, Greene has picked up 8 assists, good enough for 322nd in pool scoring this season.

Greene belongs to our pool leader, Wayne H., who continues to roll in the pool this season, still leading and having a pretty good Week Nine, maintaining his lead.  I don't think he'll be missing out on one or two games from one of his defensemen.

It was a good stretch of games for Cody Franson after being a healthy scratch for an extended period of time for the Leafs, but it all came to an end, as the team sent him back up to the press box on Wednesday night, in favour of young defenseman Keith Aulie.  This has led to all kinds of speculation that Franson could be on an accelerated path to the trade market, but most of that talk is still premature.

In 10 games played, Franson has 1 goal and 4 assists, which isn't a bad scoring rate, compared to other defensemen in the league, but there has been a lingering question about his two-way game and his responsibility on the ice, which has been the main cause of his scratches.

It has not been a good week for Clayton C., who has been hit hard by a few injuries and now a healthy scratch again for one of his defensemen.  Clayton has dropped down to 7th spot in the standings, now 13 points out of 4th place.

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