TSN reports that Guillaume Latendresse will undergo hip surgery to repair a torn labrum, as well as surgery to repair a sports hernia. He is out until probably March. It looks like early on O’Sullivan will try his hand at Latendresse’s spot.
Kyle Turris has been placed on IR with a UBI and Phoenix has recalled OEL.
Some late notes – Marc Savard has been cleared for contact. He has no timetable for a return, but Dobber’s timetable is about three weeks. And yes, I am a doctor. (A doctor of awesomeness)
Matt Stajan is apparently “okay” according to coach Sutter. Nice that they’re taking concussions seriously. Stajan was knocked into the middle of next week. He probably thinks it is next week.
And – no suspension for Marc Staal. Joe Thornton is rolling in his grave. Oops, I mean…
Back to the team that drafted him: Patrick O’Sullivan has been claimed by the Minnesota Wild. A new lease on life for O’Sullivan. Will the new coach have patience for lack of effort? Some coaches don’t mind that if the production is there. Ideally, O’Sullivan will get 16 minutes of ice time and top PP time for the first three games. Then judge. If he doesn’t get that, then it won’t be very fair, will it?
Mike Green left last night’s contest with an undisclosed injury and he will be re-evaluated. This could open things back up for John Carlson.
Pascal Leclaire picked up his first win of the season, stopping 28 of 30 shots. I know I throw the term ‘golden boy’ around when talking about some goaltenders, and in Ottawa’s case their golden boy is Pascal Leclaire. The Band-Aid Boy is who the Sens will hitch their wagon to and now that he has a win, we’ll see a ton of starts out of him over the next month. Then he’ll get injured, of course. Keep Elliott on the bench until the next Leclaire injury (probably another week or two).
With an assist last night, Nazem Kadri has four points in four games.
With two points against Dallas, Mikhail Grabovski’s numbers are the quarter pole are pretty nice – 16 points and plus-4 in 20 games.
I did end up dropping Tom Gilbert Monday, since I was able to pluck a player off the wire who I think is an upgrade even if Gilbert finds his mojo. That player – Kevin Shattenkirk.
Mattias Tedenby had two points in New Jersey’s 5-0 win (yes…win) to give him five points in six games.
Alexander Vasyunov has four points in his last six games and is playing around 13-14 minutes a game. I think he’s good own for keeper leagues, but probably not there yet in terms of one-year leagues. But getting closer.
Montreal had a 2-0 lead and then Philly turned on their juggernaut offense. They fired 36 shots at Carey Price in the last two periods.
Not one fight in the MTL-PHI game – despite all the Subban hype…
If Benoit Pouliot gets 50 points this season, he’ll get 65 next season. I think 50 is that stepping stone that he needs for both confidence in himself and a secure role with the team. He is on pace for 42.
Nashville has scored just 18 goals in their last 10 games. The more things change…
Steve Mason is 6-2-0 in his last eight starts, culminating in his first shutout of the season last night.
Rick Nash has scored goals (nine total) in six straight games and points in nine s