April 01, 2007

Dobber Sports


Jere Lehtinen suffered a lower body injury in Saturday's game and was limited to 13:54 of ice time.


Stephane Robidas is probable for Monday's contest. He had been out with a concussion. 


Maxim Afinogenov took shots in practice yesterday and is getting closer to a return.


The Wings announced Saturday afternoon that defenseman Niklas Kronwall is out for six to eight weeks with a fractured sacrum, the triangular-shaped bone made up of five fused vertebrae that forms the posterior section of the pelvis.


The Wings also will be missing Nicklas Lidstrom for today's contest against the Blue Jackets. Lidstrom has a lower back strain, but isn't expected to miss an extended amount of games.


Mike Comrie is on a hot streak with five points in his last two games. He's a streaky player so now is the time to ride him.


Since his four-point game, Tomas Fleischmann has gone six games without a point and a minus-3. 


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In the unlikely event that Kris Letang's junior club, Val d'Or, gets eliminated, the Penguins will likely bring him to Pittsburgh. At the very least, he would go to Wilkes-Barre.


Gary Roberts was back in the Penguins lineup yesterday.


Ville Peltonen didn't practice Saturday after leaving Friday's game because of the stomach flu. Martin didn't know if Peltonen would be available today


Dustin Brown has emerged as a more consistent force, with five goals and 11 points in the last 10 games.