Saturday, November 28, 2015

Player Notes in the Draft (Nov 28)

New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey is ready to rock and roll again, as he was activated from the Injured Reserve on Saturday morning and he should be in the lineup, when the Islanders take on the Lightning tonight in Tampa.  Hickey has been out since the middle of October with a lower-body injury, having only played in four games this season.

At the time of Hickey's placement on the IR, Cindy's team was already 30 points back of 1st place and with him coming back, her team is 59 points out of 1st place, 53 points out of the money.  Her team is 29 points back of the rookie lead, which could be an idea for her team at the Waiver Draft.

An undisclosed injury forced Tampa Bay forward Tyler Johnson from yesterday afternoon's game against Washington, after only 48 seconds on the ice. There has been no indication about what the injury is or whether or not it is related to the undisclosed/upper-body injury, which forced him from a few games already this season.  We'll keep you posted on his status, as it is made available.

This is not the time for a major injury for Neil, who has dropped down to 3rd place in the standings and could really use Johnson in the lineup on Saturday night, which is still a possibility.  If he misses time, he will be day-to-day, but he is questionable, at best.

The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled goaltender Garrett Sparks on Saturday morning, ahead of their game against Washington, because James Reimer, their current number one, suffered an injury in practice and is now going to sit out this game.  There was no indication about the injury in the early reports, but he'll be on the list as out day-to-day for right now.

John S. went out of his way to pick Reimer this season, taking him in the 2nd round of the draft, 54th overall, among the craziness that surrounded last year's Year of the Goalie.  The Maple Leafs haven't been good, but when they have won, Reimer has been in the net, so I suppose that says something.  Still, Reimer is a bit of a bust pick, but still relatively good... I guess.

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