Ramblings: Gardiner, Bozak, Roslovic, Gourde, and More; Couturier Injury – August 23

Michael Clifford

2018-08-23

 

Time is flying. It’s been a little over three weeks since the Dobber 2018-19 fantasy hockey guide has been released, which means we’re just a little over three weeks away until the start of training camps. If you haven’t purchased your copy, head to the Dobber Shop right now! We have projections, articles, and a whole lot more waiting for you.

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Those Erik Karlsson trade rumours are swirling again, as Elliotte Friedman reports there is interest coming out of the Western Conference. Stay tuned.

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There was a report that came out Tuesday evening from Jonathan Bernier (no, not that one) in Le Journal de Montréal that Sean Couturier had re-injured his MCL, the one he injured during their first-round series with the Penguins. This was further expounded upon by David Isaac, a Flyers writer for the Courier Post. He did not explicitly say the injury had reoccurred, but that Couturier had indeed returned to the Flyers’ training facility in Voorhees. His inability to report on the injury was because the Flyers would not comment just yet.

This situation was clarified Wednesday afternoon:

This is kind of bad news for fantasy owners. Re-injuring a knee ligament is a huge concern, even if the team says it’s just a one-month injury and he should be back for the start of the regular season. It makes me nervous to draft both Couturier and Claude Giroux.

 

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Last week, I had a Ramblings covering one player from each team that I would likely be targeting ahead of most for this year’s drafts. On Tuesday, half the league was