Ramblings: Stutzle & Wilson Updates; Blues Extend; Florida’s Season Including Marchment, Bennett, and Lundell – May 26

Michael Clifford

2022-05-26

There were some concerns over the health of Tim Stutzle's knee after suffering an injury playing for Germany at the World Championships. We got some clarification from Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion and it seems good news:

Re-injuring the same knee isn't great, but that the recovery won't take long, plus having the entire offseason to train, is about as good as it could get for Stutzle and the Sens.

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At the other end of the knee injury spectrum:

That kind of timeline for Wilson would, at the earliest, see him miss a month of action, if not right into 2023. It all depends how he rehabs and heals, but he’ll miss a good chunk of the regular season regardless.

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Sometimes, a player will just impose their will on a game and take it over. We have seen it more than once from Connor McDavid this postseason alone. Nathan MacKinnon had been goalless in the series against St. Louis, but Colorado's superstar ended that streak quickly in Game 5. His first two goals of the series, both in the first period, gave the Avalanche a 2-0 lead in a potential Game 5 clincher. Things would stand at 3-1 heading into the third, where the Blues made things interesting.

Robert Thomas scored halfway through the final frame and Justin Faulk slammed home the game-tying tally with about five minutes left in regulation. That seemed to put the game on a path for our second overtim