The title says it all. This article will be no more than a comprehensive list of NHL (and some other players owned by NHL teams) players set to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Here are your NHL injury updates for today, January 5, 2010:
- Dmitry Kulikov, David Booth and Kenndal McArdle still out.
Toronto Maple Leafs
- Carl Gunnarson expected back in 7-10 days. [Jonas Siegel]
- Olympian Mike Komisarek set to miss the next two games. [James Mirtle]
- John Mitchell returns tonight. [Leafs Twitter]
- Mike Van Ryn out for the season.
Here are your NHL injury updates for today:
New York Rangers
- Vaclav Prospal remains out until mid-January.
- Milan Lucic skating with the team, no word if he will be in tonight.
- Mark Stuart remains injured, Miroslav Satan should be ready soon.
Los Angeles Kings
- Jarret Stoll returns to the Kings lineup tonight. [LA Kings Insider]
- Andrei Loktionov, Randy Jones and Justin Williams remain out.
San Jose Sharks
- Manny Malhotra listed as day-to-day. We should get a status update later.
The headline says it all Miroslav Satan signed with the Boston Bruins last night according to a Slovakian press release.
In 65 games last year with the Pittsburgh Penguins the 35-year-old scored 17 goals and 36 points total playing over 25 percent over his time with Sidney Crosby. Even with improved production from his 2007-2008 campaign the Pens chose not to play the veteran down the stretch when they acquired Bill Guerin and Chris Kunitz sending him to the AHL.
In his demotion to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, better known as the baby Pens, Satan scored nine points in 10 games. With the Penguins in the playoffs the veteran produced six points in 17 games.
So what does this Topolcany, Slovakia native bring to the Bruins?
Clearly the Slovakian Olympic Team thought Satan would bring something to their team, so the Bruins took a flier on him. Lets take a look at where he could fit on their roster.