Monday, October 05, 2015

Morning Player Notes in the Draft (Oct 5)

On Sunday night, we saw an update from the Tampa Bay Lightning, in regards to a couple of pool forwards, only a few days before the regular season gets started. Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn are currently dealing with undisclosed injuries and are both considered to be day-to-day.  Another pool forward, Nikita Kucherov, was lifted in Tampa's last preseason game and is expected to be in practice on Monday, not to mention should be ready to go on Thursday night, when they face Philadelphia on their opening night.

Neil, Tony and Ryan (respectively) shouldn't have any concerns with their current Lightning players, but they all get nods in the blog, just for the sake of.

There appears to be some genuine concern for the well-being of Ottawa forward Clarke MacArthur, who was lifted from the Senators' last preseason game on Saturday after a collision on the ice.  MacArthur left the game with an undisclosed injury and there hasn't been much for an explanation, but according to one report out on Monday morning, his injury has had an impact on the decision making process for cuts for the opening night roster.  Final rosters have to be in tomorrow (Tuesday) and if MacArthur is not ready to go, one of those potential cuts gets a new life for the duration of the injury.

This is also a concern for Stuart, who has a whole bunch of side bets going on this season and this puts him off to a poor start, if one of his players is on the shelf for an extended period of time.  We'll have to wait and see what the diagnosis is before we get too crazy though.

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