Thursday, October 28, 2010

NHL in a Nutshell- Staal to Return Friday?

-There is no official confirmation (and knowing Bylsma, there probably won't be one until gameday) but I heard a rumor that Jordan Staal, who has reportedly been looking very strong in practice, MIGHT be in the lineup against the Flyers on Friday! Again, this is just something I heard last night, so don't get too excited yet. Staal was expected to be out until sometime in November, but as we know he is a quick healer. I do hope, however, that he isn't rushed back into the lineup too soon. There's still a long way to go in the season and it's better off in the long-term that Staal be as healthy as possible when he does return.

-The Penguins are set to unveil their Winter Classic jerseys after practice today! Finally, after months of waiting and dozens of rumors and pictures, we'll finally know which jerseys will be worn on Heinz Field on New Year's.

-Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson has been placed on IR and is out indefinitely with a knee injury he suffered during warm-ups before a game against the Canucks. The team had no comment on the exact nature of Anderson's injury. He will need to undergo some rehab and treatments but the good news for the Avs is that the injury will not require surgery. Peter Budjai, the regular backup, will probably be the main starter while Anderson is out. The team also recalled John Grahame from the AHL to be the new backup until Anderson returns.

-Marian Hossa was hurt in the Blackhawks win over the Kings last night. It is officially being described as an "upper body injury" and there is no word yet on his condition. I'll have an update on that when word gets out.

1 comment:

  1. Malkin in the dog pound? I don't think he's injured.... I think there's more to this story