On the Beat: Starters and Injuries

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Buffalo Sabres,Carolina Hurricanes,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Minnesota Wild,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat on February 18, 2009 — No Comments

I was travelling so, as a result, On the Beat is a little late today. 

  • Nathan Gerbe has been returned to the AHL by the Sabres.  He just hasn’t produced as they’d hoped.
  • The Ducks have called up Brendan MikkelsonProvides depth on the blue line.
  • Joni Pitkanen is out tomorrow for the Hurricanes.  Upper-body injury.
  • Steve Mason starts tonight for the Jackets.  So long as he can go, you have to ride him.
  • Martin Brodeur still wants to return by February 26.  How motivated does he seem?
  • Marc-Andre Bergeron was back on the ice for the Wild at practice today.  He had an upper-body injury.
  • Carey Price gets the start tonight for Montreal.  Can they turn it around after all that has happened?
  • Dan Ellis starts tonight versus the Red Wings.  Tough test for a team that can’t score.