Friday, February 16, 2007

Hab hospital open for business

(Image created by Hodge)

Cristbal Huet pulled his left hamstring on Wednesday night against the Devils and did not return. He is considered day-to-day at this point. The Habs called up 21 year-old Jaroslav Halak from the Hamilton Bulldogs to replace him. Halak may get the start tomorrow night against the Hurricanes. He has a 16-11-0 record with the Bulldogs this season and has a 2.00 GAA, (best in the AHL) and a .932 save percentage.
The Habs, who have lost 8 of their last 10 games, should perhaps give Halak a shot immediately, as David Aebischer has struggled somewhat recently. Maybe Halak can prove a point and the Habs can ride him on a winning streak. The Habs need something.
But a barrage of injuries is not one of them. Alex Kovalev is now out of action for 3 weeks with an elbow injury. Mike Johnson is day-to-day with the flu. Craig Rivet is out of action with pneumonia. On occasion, more-so than many teams, the Habs get hit with the injury bug all at once. It not only crowds the local hospital, but it also gives Hab-haters like me a good laugh!

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