November 23, 2008

Dobber Sports

2008-11-23

 

The long-term injury to Frans Nielsen could secure Bailey's spot in the lineup beyond the nine-game mark. Bailey has two points in six games and his 16:58 of ice time last night was the first time he topped 15 minutes.

 

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Curtis Sanford will get the start tomorrow, but if the Red Wings light him up, look for Cory Schneider to start the following game. This could go either way, but one of these goalies will be a dark horse over the next month.

 

Matt Lombardi played 13 minutes in his return to the CGY lineup last night. He was pointless and a minus-1

 

With Lombardi back, Dustin Boyd's ice slid below 10 minutes.

 

Mike Cammalleri played just 13:30 and was a minus-3. He could be moving his belongings into the doghouse that was vacated when Kristian Huselius left.

 

The evening after my article in The Hockey News touting the Sharks' offensive defensemen, Vlasic, Boyle and Blake combine for eight points and plus-8. Love it when that happens.

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Over the next few days, the Preds will be deciding who will make up their top six. Currently, Peverley, Fiddler and even Joel Ward will get looks at the two open spots. But the team will be recalling one or two of: Pihlstrom, Jones and Hornqvist. In a 3-0 game Friday, Pihlstrom had two goals, Jones one, and Hornqvist got two assists – so all three seem to be quite eager.

 

Nikita Filatov has hit a bit of a wall. After posting eight points in four games, he has now gone pointless in six AHL contests. Call it a "character builder". Let's see how he responds.

 

Ben Eager has not had a PIM in four games, but he has three points in his last two. The last two