Monday, January 28, 2019

Afternoon Player Notes (Jan 28)

The Boston Bruins have ruled out Tuukka Rask for Tuesday night's game at home to the Winnipeg Jets and in order to get a backup goalie into the fold, they have placed Rask on the Injured Reserve, retroactive to January 19th, which means that he is eligible to come back when he's ready to go.  Rask suffered a concussion just before the break and the team's bye week and All-Star break couldn't have come at a better time for him, limiting the amount of games/starts he could have missed.  The team has not issued any timetable for a return as of yet.

With the platoon situation in Boston, it's hard to say for sure whether or not Rask really misses a start on Tuesday, but if this concussion issue starts to stretch into multiple games, you know that he will technically be missing starts and Jesse's pool team can really ill afford to have that happen.  Jesse's team opens the week in 10th, 34 points out of the money.

The New York Rangers didn't have forward Mats Zuccarello at practice on Monday morning, as he is nursing an infection in his foot. The Rangers coaching staff didn't think that the problem was anything more than a short-term issue, but they have ruled him out of Tuesday night's game at home to the Flyers, but are optimistic that he could be ready for Thursday's game in New Jersey.  In 35 games this season, the Norwegian forward has 8 goals and 24 points.

It sounds like it will only be one game missed for John P., with the possibility of another, which isn't quite the way the week.  John's team opens play this week in 16th place, 56 points out of the money.

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