Just updated Looking Ahead. Will add the last three days of the season in a couple of days.
San Jose has activated Ryane Clowe from the IR list and the winger could be in the lineup this weekend. He has missed most of this season and as such makes a great sleeper pick for playoff pools. You will notice that I have him included in my free playoff pool.
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Roberto Luongo will probably be back in Vancouver in time to start tonight. He flew to Florida to be with his wife and newborn baby, but is expected back in time to face the Wild.
Sergei Zubov is expected to return to practice today. If so, they may rush him in for this weekend because the team is spiralling.
Philippe Boucher was back in the Dallas lineup after missing six games with a shoulder injury.
Erik Ersberg stopped 38 shots last night for the shutout. He got the start because Dan Cloutier has a groin injury. Of course, I didn't know that and dressed Dubie and Turco last night – both losses. Ersberg has started 10 of the last 12 games and boasts a 1.97 GAA and .942 SP in 11 games this season. Those numbers have flown under the radar but can't be ignored any longer.
Still nothing new on Ryan Getzlaf – he will be a game time decision for tonight.
J-S Giguere will probably get the start tonight after missing three games with back spasms.
Scott Gomez was back in the Rangers' lineup yesterday. He played 18:41 and grabbed two assists – he's fine.
Michal Rozsival was also back.
Cam Barker is expected back in the lineup tomorrow.
Thomas Holmstrom skated for 30 minutes on his own yesterday. His groin injury looks serious, but yesterday was a good sign.
Dominik Hasek was not in practice (flu). Look for Osgood to start.
Mikael Samuelsson left practice early because of a sore groin. He will be a game time decision.
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