The Fantasy Guide will be updated every three days or so, next update is tomorrow. VERY interesting implications to the Erik Johnson injury below. Steve Wagner and Jeff Woywitka owners benefit for sure.
BREAKING NEWS: Erik Johnson is out for the next SIX to NINE months with a TORN ACL! Huge injury blow…
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Some interesting line combinations out West tonight… Calgary is putting prospect Mikael Backlund on a line with Bertuzzi and Iginla, and Vancouver is putting two roster hopefuls – Michael Grabner and Jannik Hansen – on the top line with Henrik Sedin.
What can the Jackets do to get a goalie who stays healthy? Steve Mason underwent knee surgery today and will be shelved for 4-6 weeks. Mason was the goalie that I thought would take over for LeClaire when LeClaire, a Band-Aid Boy, got one too many injuries.
The Penguins have cut: Kris Beech, Ryan Stone, Adam Henrich, Aaron Boogaard, Tim Wallace, Jonathan Filewich, David Gove, Chris Minard, Deryk Engelland, TJ Kemp, Ben Lovejoy, Joey Mormina and David Brown. The team now has 16 forwards, 10 d-men and 3 goalies in camp.
The Red Wings have made the following cuts: Randy Cameron, Zach Torquato, Stephen Johnston, Travis Ehrhardt, Thomas McCollum, Cameron Cepek, Jordan Foreman, Cody Thornton, Bryce Swan, Joe Ryan.
Roman Hamrlik left last night's contest with an undisclosed injury.
Daniel Alfredsson missed both preseason games with a hip/groin injury. Considering that this area bothered him in the second half of last season, I would be quite concerned about his ability to play more than 70 games this season.
Manny Fernandez stopped 10 of 12 shots last night – not the way to steal a No. 1 spot.
Patrice Bergeron tallied four points last night – not a bad return.
Jeff Carter played with Upshall and Giroux last night. They were out there for the empty net winner.
New/old Devil Brian Rolston played with Gionta and Elias last night.
Fedor Fedorov played over 20 minutes last night, but was a minus-2.
Andreas Nodl was a plus-2 with an assist for Philly. He is ranked 59th on my prospects list, but this won't be his year.
In my Ryan Shannon watch, he was pointless and a minus-1 in 10:34 of ice time last night. It looks like he is on his way to Binghamton. Jess Winchester and the Big 3 did not play last night. He played with Vermette and Foligno.
Camp tryout invitee Petr Nedved scored for the Rangers last night. He could be the 13th forward/ PP specialist this season, which is good for as many as 40 points.
Pens rearguard Alex Goligoski earned two assists last night and played 23 minutes. Letan also had two points and played an astounding 28:2