In this week’s edition of Carried Off there will be updates on Diaz, Kesler, Tarasenko, Theodore and Ward.
Get the stretcher (latest injuries):
Raphael Diaz is out indefinitely as he is still suffering from concussion symptoms. This is the second big blow to Diaz owners this season, with the first being the re-signing of P.K. Subban. Diaz has 13 points in 19 games after scoring just 16 in 59 games last year as a rookie.
This is Diaz's second major injury in his short career as he missed the final 16 regular season games last year with a lower body injury. This is not a good trend for the smaller 5-11 Swiss defenseman.
With Diaz out there is a slim chance Tomas Kaberle will see some power play time but it's more likely that Andrei Markov and Subban will play the majority if not all of the man advantage. Either way don't count on power play points from any other Habs defencemen other then the big two until Diaz gets back.
Ryan Kesler finally got back into the line-up after missing the start of the season with shoulder and wrist injuries, unfortunately it was short lived as broke his foot and is now out 4-6 weeks.
The good news for the Vancouver Canucks is that they are use to playing without Kesler and they play in the weakest division in the NHL so their playoff spot is not in danger.
It's time for GM Mike Gillis to move Roberto Luongo and bring in a top six forward that can play center. Until the Canucks make a move expect a rotating door on that second line, as they will try everyone there.
Vladimir Tarasenko is out indefin