Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Afternoon Player Notes in the Draft (Nov 29)

The Anaheim Ducks announced this afternoon that standout defenseman Brandon Montour won't be able to play in St. Louis tonight, due to a hyper-extended elbow.  The injury isn't thought to be very serious, at the moment, still just a day-to-day injury.  The Ducks could probably use Montour in St. Louis, as the Blues are running pretty hot at the moment and will be a tough team to defend against, as it is.

For Brian, he's being presented injury options in this Waiver Draft week, but I don't think he is going to be biting on any of them at the moment.  His team is only 1 point out of 1st place, heading into Wednesday's action, but he'll be at least one body short tonight, so he'll have to rely on his other players to pick up the slack.

The Boston Bruins are getting healthier, as both Brad Marchand and David Backes are expected back in the lineup tonight, following long layoffs, due to injury. Marchand had missed the better part of the last couple weeks, while Backes has been out since the end of October after major colon surgery.  This could be a huge boost to the Bruins, who are certainly in need of some more offense.

Both Cam and Neil are certainly looking forward to the boost to their lineup, which will be just as good as a Waiver Draft pickup for each time.  Cam sits in 15th, while Neil is down in 20th to start today.

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