Ramblings: Malkin inching closer; Hedman injured; Koivula called up; Four weeks in – October 31

Michael Clifford

2019-10-31

There has been some news on the Dustin Byfuglien front.

Bob McKenzie reports he had surgery on his ankle, taking care of lingering effects of a high-ankle sprain from last season. It’s believed the ankle problem was part of what was bothering Big Buff, so what this all means for the future, only Byfuglien knows.

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Both Hampus Lindholm and Ondrej Kase are being considered day-to-day for the Ducks right now. Unfortunately, Josh Manson will be out several weeks.

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Victor Hedman missed Wednesday night’s game after leaving Tuesday night’s game with a lower-body injury. Pat Maroon also did not play following his fisticuffs the night before. Both were sent to the injured reserve, meaning they’ll be both be out at least a week. Erik Cernak also missed the game with a lower-body injury.   

(just an FYI: Mikhail Sergachev took over top PP duties so he gets a short-term boost in value)

It was a good old-fashioned shootout in New Jersey as the Lightning and Devils took a 6-6 tie into overtime, with Kyle Palmieri scoring the game-tying goal with eight seconds left in the third period, and Tyler Johnson scoring in overtime for the 7-6 win. There were 13 goals and four lead changes that got us to the extra session. That’s some serious entertainment value. Let’s rack up the stats: