October 9, 2007

Dobber Sports

2007-10-09

 

The Isles have finally and officially signed Bryan Berard to a contract. He is most definitely worth a pick up in your roto league asap. Not so much in keepers, because of his injury risk. I sat on that bum for nearly three years… and NOW he looks good? 

 

The Hossa news is a huge opportunity for Brett Sterling, who moves up to third on the offensive depth chart amongst wingers and will suddenly see first power play time. 

 

Thanks to 'Pete' for the heads up on this – the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Marian Hossa hit a rut in the ice with his skate yesterday and injured his groin. It is quote "very bad" according to Bob Hartley and he will not be in the lineup tomorrow.

 

Just announced – Carey Price will get his first NHL start on Wednesday. 

 

Manny Legace was back in practice after tweaking his knee on Saturday. He expects to get the start still on Wednesday. 

 

A roto-look ahead has been updated ("Looking Ahead" link on the main menu).

 

Anaheim will likely have both J-S Giguere and Sami Pahlsson back in the lineup for their home opener on Wednesday. Both a very close, but a decision won't be made until after the pregame skate.

 

Maxim Kondratiev has not played well enough to earn a permanent spot on the Ducks roster yet. His first game of the season was filled with mistakes that has not endeared himself to coach Carlyle.

 

Todd White is struggling to find his niche in Atlanta. He played with Kovalchuk in Game 1 and Hossa in Game 2, but was not as effective on either line as the team would like. The juggling will continue…

 

With his assist on Marco Sturm's third-period goal Saturday, David Krejci recorded his first career NHL point. Krejci also led the Bruins in blocked shots, preventing three pucks from getting through

 

Marc Savard (groin strain) didn't practice yesterday, and his availability for tomorrow night's game has yet to be determined.

 

Andrew Ladd, who twisted his ankle in the third period Saturday — did not practice Monday and is questionable for Tuesday.

 

Cory Stillman (torso) — practiced and is likely to play with Eric Staal and Erik Cole on Tuesday.

 

Jonathan Toews has "no doubt" that he will be in the lineup for Wednesday's game.

 

Martin Havlat's shoulder situation is concerning. The doctors cannot identify exactly what the injury is to the shoulder, but all he did in the first game was get hit awkwardly and his arm popped out of its socket. Surgery would put him on the shelf for four to six months, but doctors feel that it won't be necessary. All this being said, he has already had surgery twice on that shoulder. We all