Injury Updates 12/09/2009

12/09/2009
Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

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 wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Washington Capitals

  • Semyon Varlamov injured, as a result Michael Neuvirth was recalled from Hershey. Not an injury, but Matt Bradley also is not travelling with the team. [Capitals Insider]
  • Mathieu Perreault ill and may not play. If that is the case, John Erskine will play. [In the Room]

Buffalo Sabres

  • Andrej Sekera out tonight. Nathan Paetsch replaced him on D with Nathan Gerbe getting the callup. [Sabres Edge]

New York Islanders

Toronto Maple Leafs

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Derek Dorsett activated off IR and ready to go tonight. [Aaron Portzline]

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Injury Updates 12/07/2009

12/07/2009
New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

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 Jersey Devils

  • Mike Mottau questionable to play tonight. [Fire & Ice]

Buffalo Sabres

  • Not an injury, but Mike Grier will miss a few games with the illness of his mother. [Sabres Edge]

Atlanta Thrashers

  • Boris Valabik, Jim Slater and Anssi Salmela healthy scratches. [Blueland Blog]

Toronto Maple Leafs

Montreal Canadiens

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Restoring the Rosters: Calgary Flames

11/21/2009
Calgary Flames v Toronto Maple Leafs

Based on Matthew Pouliot’s series on Circling the Bases, I have decided restore the rosters for every NHL team. Like Pouliot, I have established some ground rules for my selections.

  1. Each team contains players they originally drafted or signed before any other NHL team. This includes players drafted and not signed, as well as European free agents coming over at an older age.
  2. I have chosen to leave retired players off the list, and lean toward players in the AHL rather than those deported (KHL, SEL, DEL, etc.).

Essentially I am choosing the best available players for a team to succeed in the current NHL season. All 30 teams will be covered, with grades assigned to forwards, defense and goal-tending. After all 30 articles are written, they will be ranked in order. This series’ intent is to reward or shame NHL scouts.

This Flames team features a legitimate NHL player in every slot, not something I can say for every team.  Their strength seems to be in drafting and developing solid grinding type forwards and defensemen.  The roster lacks star power but makes up for it with solid depth.

The lineup for the Calgary Flames is as follows.

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