Friday, January 26, 2007

NHL info: Getting you back on track for the restart of the season

Ottawa
Jason Spezza will return to action on Saturday night against Boston, after missing 14 games with a knee injury.

Leafs
Darcy Tucker (foot) is still sore. He will be out of action for an additional 2 weeks. Damn!

Flames
Jarome Iginla should return to action next week.

Canucks
Willie Mitchell (groin) is still about 2 games away from returning.
Ryan Kesler has had a hip problem that is not improving. This could become a problem. He will play tonight against the Kings.
The Canucks have called up Yannik Tremblay today. He will take Mitchell's place.

Ducks
Scott Niedermayer saw a specialist recently to look into a stress fracture in his foot. He will not even practice with the team until he is cleared.
Frenchie Beauchemin should return to the Quacks' lineup on Sunday.
JS Giguere could return to the Ducks' goal this weekend as well.....COULD
Chris Pronger could return as early as Sunday.

Thrashers
Steve McCarthy (shoulder) will play tonight and hopefully put up some points for me in my pool.

Panthers
Branislav Mezei will need surgery to repair his shoulder, which means his season is over, unless the Panthers get to the Finals...

Blue Jackets
It appears that Bryan Berard may return to action next week after undergoing 2 back surgeries last season. He has not played this season .
Nic Zherdev was a healthy scratch the last time Columbus played. He will play tonight, but on the Jackets' 4 th line between Jody Shelley and Gilbert Brule. Trade bait, trade bait!

Black Hawks
The Hawks have sent Rene Bourque to the minors for conditioning
They called up Patrick Lalime yesterday
Peter Bondra will return to action tonight against the Predators.

Stars
Sergei Zubov will return tonight after missing only 3 games to elbow surgery.

Flyers
There is so much conversation about an impending Forsberg trade. I sometimes wonder why that would get so much exposure except for that fact that the team that takes Forsberg is committing career/team suicide because of Peter's fragility. The Flyers are denying that they are shopping him, of course, but admit there is interest.

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