Ramblings: Gallagher returns; Couture and Gostisbehere injured; Twitter questions – January 10

Michael Clifford

2020-01-10

 

Brendan Gallagher returned to the lineup for Montreal on Thursday night, a few games following the concussion he received from an inadvertent knee to the head from a teammate. His reintroduction to the lineup pushed Ilya Kovalchuk down to the second like with Max Domi and Nick Suzuki.

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Logan Couture will be out several weeks with his leg fracture. In the meantime, Antti Suomela took his spot between Marleau and Meier. How long that lasts, we’ll see.  

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Shayne Gostisbehere will miss a few weeks with arthroscopic knee surgery. That puts him out until after the All-Star Game. Probably safe to write off his season at this point. I’ll take the ‘L’ here.

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Drake Caggiula returned to the Chicago lineup on Thursday night after missing two months with a concussion, and he was supposed to skate on the top line with Dominik Kubalik and Jonathan Toews but started the game on the fourth line. I’m skeptical he’ll have much fantasy value with how often the Blackhawks lineup changes. More of a guy to add/drop at will.

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At Hurricanes practice on Thursday, Justin Williams was wearing a jersey the same colour as the Aho line and the Haula line. Assuming they don’t break up the Aho line, it appears that Williams will be starting on the third line rather t