February 01, 2011

Dobber Sports



Update on Jeffrey – he’ll be seeing more action than intiially thought. Mark Letestu apparently injured his knee in practice this morning. Suddenly, Jeffrey is the second-line center playing with Kunitz. A definite must-see.


Dustin Jeffrey has been recalled by the Pens.


Because the Blues have the next two days off, Andy McDonald will not return tonight, but rather Friday, thereby giving him that little extra time.


What Toni Lydman is doing in Anaheim is impressive. His career high is 28 points and it looks as though he will beat that. Plus, his plus-24 looks amazing when sitting next to the next best Duck Visnovsky (plus-7). He’ll also top 100 shots for the first time in seven years. It’s good to get out of Buffalo, eh Toni?


Lee Stempniak is riding a seven-game point streak, with 11 in that span including five goals. He’s shooting the puck a lot too, and should beat his career high of 212 shots this season.


The Tennessean has discovered that Steve Sullivan’s LBI is in fact a groin injury. At his age, yes this will dog him for the season.


Evgeni Malkin will not play in the next game but is traveling with the team so he shouldn’t be too much longer.


Justin Williams has 14 points in 25 games after posting 25 in the first 25. Probably not used to playing so many games…


If you’re interested, I have a list of the youngsters recalled yesterday (in most cases, they are just called back up after the break):
Dan Sexton, ANA
Nick Leddy, CHI
Matt Calvert, CBJ
Aaron Gagnon, DAL
Chris Mueller, Matt Halischuk, NSH
Mark Fraser, Vladimir Zharkov, Nick Palmieri, Mattias Tedenby, NJ
Ty Wishart, Dylan Reese, Kevin Poulin, NYI
Evgeny Grachev, Kris Newbury, Michael Del Zotto, NYR
Robin Lehner, Colin Greening, OTT
Mikkel Boedker, Andrew Ebbett, PHO
Nikita Nikitin, Phil Mcrae, STL
Cody Hodgson, VAN
Mathieu Perreault, WAS


In the case of Wishart, he’ll be making his NYI debut. And in the case of Hodgson he’ll be making his NHL debut. I’m also interested in seeing how Matt Calvert continues to progress as a pro.

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I didn’t catch this last week, but the BAB David Jones has suffered a shoulder injury and is out indefinitely.


Jordin Tootoo, who has been in drug rehab, is now cleared to resume practice with the Preds.


Jamie Benn will miss at least the next week with his shoulder injury.


Mike Cammalleri is still not practicing with the Habs. Lines in practice: Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gionta |  Kostitsyn-Gomez-Eller | Pouliot-Desharnais-Darche | Moen-Halpern-Pyatt


Marty Turco gets the start against the Jacket