November 28, 2007

Dobber Sports

2007-11-28

 

Sean Avery will be out for 10-14 days after undergoing arthoscopic wrist surgery tomorrow.

 

The Jackets placed Jiri Novotny on injured reserve with his concussion. This allowed them to recall Tomas Popperle, who can now back up Norrena tomorrow.

 

Braydon Coburn has signed a two year extension worth $2.6 million. 

 

Sergei Gonchar's groin injury kept him out of practice yesterday. The Pens are off until Friday, so don't give up hope on him yet.

 

Apparently, Kris Letang has migraine problems and has had them since he was 12. It is rarely an issue with his hockey career, but he almost didn't play last game.

 

Kris Draper sprained his knee in the first period last night, leaving the game and not returning.

 

The Sens recalled Nick Foligno and sent down Alexander Nikulin, who disappointed by going minus-2 with very limited ice time. Patrick Eaves will be out until Christmas with a shoulder injury.

 

Ray Emery will get the start tonight.

 

Daniel Alfredsson (groin) was in practice and will probably be in the lineup tonight.

 

Jere Lehtinen will undergo sports hernia surgery and will be gone until the end of January or possibly the start of February.

 

Ryan Callahan is optimistic that he will be back in the lineup tomorrow.

 

Roloson will get the start tonight for Edmonton.

 

Souray (shoulder) is still at least two weeks away from a return.

 

Ethan Moreau (foot) is still four weeks away from returning.

 

Raffi Torres is pointless in 14 games and is a minus-6.

 

Peter Budaj will get the start for the Avs tonight.

 

Ian Laperriere is targeting next week for his return to the lineup.

 

The Ducks have placed Mark Mowers on waivers. Brian Sutherby's arrival has made him expendable.

 

Carolina winger Scott Walker (rib cartilage) will be back in the lineup tonight and will play with Whitney and Cullen.

 

Alexei Ponikarovsky (leg) and Jiri Tlusty (ankle) were out of the Toronto lineup last night. They are both day to day.

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Karel Rachunek has missed the last three games for personal reasons (the birth of his son). He'll be back in the lineup tonight.

 

Patrick Elias (flu) will also be back tonight.

 

Pavol Demitra will be back in the lineup tonight and will take Eric Belanger's spot on the top line with Gaborik and Parrish.

 

Pascal Leclaire, who injured his hamstring Monday, is hoping to be back by the weekend. Norrena will get the start tomorrow. Leclaire owners be wary – he is very fragile and if he is coming back from this injury too soon it could be trouble. Knowing his history, if I'm GM of the Jackets, I hold him out a few extra days just to be safe. Dobber for GM!

 

Apparently, Duvie Westcott may have suffered