Injury Updates 12/23/2009

12/23/2009
Pittsburgh Penguins v Buffalo Sabres

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

Atlanta Thrashers

  • Kari Lehtonen practiced with the team while Mark Popovic remains out.

Boston Bruins

  • Derek Morris sitting this game out.  [Boston Globe]
  • Milan Lucic looking to return at the Winter Classic. [Boston Globe]
  • Mark Stuart remains on IR.

Buffalo Sabres

  • Chris Butler not expected back.
  • No word on Nathan Gerbe, Thomas Vanek or Patrick Kaleta playing tonight, will update later.

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Injury Updates 12/21/2009

12/21/2009
Florida Panthers v New York Islanders

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

Florida Panthers

  • Dmitry Kulikov expected to miss significant time. [On Frozen Pond]
  • Nick Tarnasky, David Booth, Cory Stillman, Kenndal McArdle and Kamil Kreps remain out.

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Still out are Ray Emery and Darroll Powe.

New York Rangers

  • Matt Gilroy up while Bobby Sanguinetti and Ilkka Heikkinen demoted to Hartford.
  • Wade Redden and Ales Kotalik back in the lineup.

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Injury Updates 12/16/2009

12/16/2009
Carolina Hurricanes v Dallas Stars

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

Montreal Canadiens

  • Benoit Pouliot expected to play in Hamilton this weekend. [Habs Inside/Out]
  • Andrei Markov, Brian Gionta and Paul Mara remain out.

New Jersey Devils

  • No updates on Paul Martin, David Clarkson and Dainius Zubrus.

New York Islanders

  • Sean Bergenheim, Tim Jackman, Rick DiPietro, Radek Martinek and Doug Weight still missing.

New York Rangers

  • Clean bill of health.

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Injury Updates 12/10/2009

12/10/2009
St Louis Blues v Pittsburgh Penquins

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

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Jonas Gustavsson expected back early next week. [James Mirtle]

Boston Bruins

  • Dennis Wideman skated today, likely to return. [John Bishop]
  • No update on Milan Lucic meaning he will not be playing.

Ottawa Senators

  • Alexandre Picard not ready to play. [James Gordon]
  • Chris Neil, Pascal Leclaire and Shean Donovan remain out.

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Ray Emery out six weeks. [Flyers TV]
  • Simon Gagne, Blair Betts and Darroll Powe remain out.

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Injury Updates 12/08/2009

12/08/2009
Atlanta Thrashers v New York Islanders

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

New York Islanders

  • Brendan Witt hit by a car today, but he is okay. Andy Sutton expected to play Saturday. [Islanders Point Blank]

Philadelphia Flyers

Montreal Canadiens

  • Paul Mara and Benoit Pouliot expected to sit tonight’s game out. [Habs Inside/Out]

Nashville Predators

  • More of a lineup update than an injury but Cody Franson out, Alexander Sulzer in.

Dallas Stars

Anaheim Ducks

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Trade Rumors: Chipchura to the Ducks

12/02/2009
Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens

Mike Boone of Habs Inside/Out reports Kyle Chipchura moving to Anaheim for a 4th round pick.  The second young Hab to be moved in the last two weeks, the former 1st round pick has mostly been a disappointment in the NHL.

Drafted from the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL in 2004, the Canadiens saw him as a rugged western Canadian player with offensive upside.  This upside, similar to Benoit Pouliot never translated to the NHL or even the AHL level.  The 23-year-old has zero points in his 18 games, leading fans to feel he is not even the third line center they hoped he could be.

Perhaps being reunited with former captain Saku Koivu gets this kid going.  The once promising top-prospect will now have to work even harder just to stay in the league.  Is it too early to call the kid a first-round bust? I would say five years is enough of an indicator.

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Trade Rumors: Guillaume Latendresse for Benoit Pouliot

11/23/2009
Chicago Blackhawks v Montreal Canadiens

Benoit Pouliot and Guillaume Latendresse have been traded for one another respectively.  Should we care?  Combined the young forwards scored a paltry seven points rendering them fantasy-useless, but was it always that way?  Both teams felt their players needed a change of scenery this much is clear.  But do both teams see something in the players they got back.  Now that is the question.

Looking at Pouliot, the 23-year-old is a skilled left wing who never really has dominated offensively at any level.  Standing at 6’3″ the Ontario native broke into pro hockey with the OHL’s Sudbury Wolves playing with NHL regulars Marc Staal and Nick Foligno.  He averaged a little over a PPG showing that he could potentially be an NHL power forward.  With these hopes the Wild took Pouliot with the 4th overall pick of the 2005 draft.

By comparison, the Canadiens took Latendresse with the 45th overall pick in 2005.  Surprised that he was still on the board, the Habs moved up in order to snag what the entire Province of Quebec thought would be their chosen son.  Coming out of the offense oriented QMJHL, the 22-year-old averaged 1.24 points-per-game making his draft spot a relative surprise.  He would quickly be brought up to the big club, and there he would stick.

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