Fantasy Hockey Ramble – April 09, 2009

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For details on how to pick up my fourth annual Interactive Playoff Draft List, click here . This list will be released TODAY in the early afternoon. I will then update it on Sunday when the match-ups are decided.


Just days after saying that Schneider is done for the season, the Habs are now indicating that he will be back next game. Is this a new thing in the NHL? Give false reports of a player injury and then suddenly bring him back? Or was it just a mis-diagnosis? Discuss. At any rate, today's playoff draft list has him removed. I will add him for Sunday's updated draft list though. Keep that in mind if you draft before then.


Wearing a mask is not an option for David Legwand, as his broken cheekbone can not absorb a hit even with the mask. He will not play the final two games, but could be back for Game 1 of the playoffs. is reporting that doctors will examine Paul Kariya's hips and it is possible that he will be cleared to play for Friday's contest. Activate him.


Boston winger Chuck Kobasew missed practice yesterday, but the B's aren't saying why. Speculation is that he is injured and that the team will recall a forward from Providence today. Folks – this is the time of year where all injuries are hidden unless the player is done until the fall. If you thought injury secrecy was bad before…you ain't seen nothin'


The Preds sent Hornqvist back to the AHL.


The Sens signed coach Cory Clouston to a two-year deal. This bodes well for Sens' players owners, as the team is scoring goals under him.


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Buffalo prospect Nathan Gerbe won the AHL's rookie of the year award. He has 53 points in 54 AHL contests. Recent winners of this award include Briere, Rene Bourque, O'Sullivan, Sterling and Purcell.


The Dispatch is reporting that Kristian Huselius will be back on the ice today. He has been out with a possible concussion.


Playoff Race
8. NYR 91 (2GR)
9. FLA 89 (2GR)
7. ANA 88 (2GR)
8. STL 88 (2GR)
9. NSH 86 (2GR)
10. MIN 85 (2GR)

Buffalo can win all they want – they're not getting in.


If anyone knows of a website that can run a live playoff draft (similar to Yahoo! in September) please \n