Injury Updates 12/26/2009

12/26/2009
Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Just a quick note, if I omitted a source it is due to a previous report with no recent updates. Here are your injury updates for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Ottawa Senators

  • Daniel Alfredsson out a few weeks.
  • Jason Spezza and Nick Foligno remain out.

Buffalo Sabres

  • Thomas Vanek back.  Chris Butler and Patrick Kaleta still out of the lineup. [Sabres Edge]
  • Nathan Gerbe not on any lines. [Sabres Edge]

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Marc Methot out one to two weeks. [Tom Reed]
  • Rostislav Klesla and Derek Dorsett remain out.
  • Anton Stralman and Kristian Huselius amongst others seem to have recovered from the flu.

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Keeper Watch: More Like Rookie Watch

12/23/2009
Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings

‘Keeper Watch’ will come out every Wednesday, noting the changes in value for top prospects who are most likely available in your league. We will also focus on young players once considered top prospects. Similarly to our ‘Endorsed Pickups’ I will try not to focus too much on one position, which will leave some noteworthy players off the list.

This edition of Keeper Watch will take an extended look at the rookies getting their chance around the league.  Although most on this list are recent call ups the criteria does not apply to all the rookies mentioned here today.  Still there are some young guys worth looking at in your keeper:

RW: Brandon Yip, Colorado Avalanche – Here is one prospect rarely talked about.  Fresh off an excellent senior year with Boston University, Yip made the jump to the NHL rather quickly.  The 24-year-old spent only six games in the AHL before eventually getting his call to the majors.  This player brings a more polished game to the Avs, and drew the praises of beat writer Adrian Dater last night with his hustle and effort.  The youngster plays on the fourth line, lucky for him so does Ryan O’Reilly at the moment.

Prognosis: By no means do I advocate grabbing this youngster right now. However, the kid shows promise and produced at almost a point per game clip in his last year of college eligibility.  His development at a top US school certainly doesn’t hurt.  Another effort like last night and Yip should stick.

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Injury Updates 12/22/2009

12/22/2009
Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Just a quick note, if I omitted a source it is due to a previous report with no recent updates. Here are your injury updates for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

San Jose Sharks

  • Due to this game being the second of back-to-back contests for the Sharks, there are no updates, but I would consider Brad Staubitz and Jody Shelley unlikely to play.

Chicago Blackhawks

Anaheim Ducks

  • Ryan Carter not skating, Teemu Selanne is. [Ducks Blog]
  • Joffrey Lupul recovering from back surgery.

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Injury Updates 12/20/2009

12/20/2009
Chicago Blackhawks v San Jose Sharks

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Just a quick note, if I omitted a source it is due to a previous report with no recent updates. Here are your injury updates for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Detroit Red Wings

  • Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Jason Williams, Dan Cleary, Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson all absent from tonight’s lineup. [Mlive.com]

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Niklas Hjalmarsson likely back in the lineup. [ESPN Chicago]
  • Ben Eager, Dave Bolland and Adam Burish still out.

St. Louis Blues

  • Eric Brewer and DJ King still out, expected back after Christmas.

Vancouver Canucks

  • Per Jason Botchford, Michael Grabner reassigned to Manitoba.
  • Pavol Demitra at home seeing a specialist.
  • Alexander Edler could return tonight.

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