October 5, 2007

Dobber Sports

2007-10-05

 

Any FANTASY HOCKEY GUIDES that are ordered will be emailed within 30 minutes.

 

Breaking news: Japer is reporting that Alexander Semin has been placed on IR, obviously because of his ankle. 

 

Bruno, a reader from Switzerland, gave me this interesting tidbit: Patrick Stefan was forced to announce his retirement from professional ice hockey sport after only playing three regular season games for SC Bern in the Swiss National League. Patrick Stefan made this statement tonight on Swiss TV. After having hip surgery this summer the injury appeared again and he was told by doctors he won't be able to again play professional hockey.

 

Shea Weber is out three to six weeks with a dislocated kneecap. He went into the boards awkwardly last night and left the game – now we have the official word. 

 

Interesting new blog from Chicago's Danny Richmond . In case you're a fan of Chicago, Richmond…or you just like blogs.

 

Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner picked up their first NHL points last night. Gagner played under 11 minutes and Cogliano played 14:30.

 

Steve Bernier played just five minutes last night – the San Jose media has not disclosed why because hockey takes a back seat there. 

 

Matt Foy was a healthy scratch last night, while James Sheppard sat out while his visa gets sorted out. He will likely miss the next game or two until that issue is resolved. 

 

It looked as if Shea Weber turned his ankle as he went into the boards, but the Tennessean is reporting an apparent knee injury. He left the contest last night and did not return. More info as it comes in.

 

Brett Sterling will begin the season on a line with Kovalchuk and White. This is a huge opportunity for Sterling, quite obviously. 

 

From ChicagoSports.com: Martin Havlat, injured his right shoulder late in the third period and left the ice before kneeling on all fours in pain in the tunnel leading to the locker room. Havlat had X-rays at the arena and was wearing a sling while in obvious pain after the game. Results of the X-rays and an update on his condition are expected Friday. Havlat was injured in a melee in front of the Wild's net after Minnesota goalie Nicklas Backstrom made a save. Several players were involved, and Havlat fell to the ice before getting up and skating off holding his shoulder. 

 

JS Giguere is eyeing an October 14 return from his hernia surgery, which means he will miss one more contest. 

 

Erik Johnson picked up his first NHL point – an assist – la