Injuries, injuries, and more injuries!

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Florida Panthers General Manager Rick Dudley announced today that that defenceman Jay Bouwmeester would miss between two and six weeks with a fractured foot. The Panthers have recalled defenceman Lukas Krajicek from San Antonio (AHL) to help out on the blueline. Mean while….Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Eric Desjardins will require surgery on a broken right forearm and is expected to be sidelined approximately eight weeks, the team announced Sunday. Desjardins suffered the injury in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on an inadvertent body check from teammate Jeremy Roenick. Also, it get worse for the Coyotes as defenceman David Tanabe will be sidelined for at least three months after tearing a knee ligament and left-winger Tyson Nash will be out of the lineup for at least a week after spraining a knee.
Bouwmeester’s injury was evident on Tuesday night here in Edmonton. It was to be his first game in his hometown in the NHL, and it was clear he was hurt as he had a horrific game. The injury occurred last Sunday in Vancouver.

In Desjardins situation, JR LAID HIM OUT! That was a very physical first period in Toronto last night(which the Leafs deserved a better fate). Roenick intended to hit Leafs captain Mats Sundin, but caught Eric instead. This will be a big blow to Philly’s d in my mind. Even though he isn’t the defenseman he once was, he still is the veteran stabilizer on that blueline.

As for the Yotes, they haven’t been playing there best hockey lately(haven’t won in 4/since the shutout streak), and now they’ve lost there best offensive defenseman in Tannabe, and a major pest in Tyson Nash. I expect this to MAYBE put a little more pressure on Mike Barnett to deal Burke for a d-man.

3 Responses to Injuries, injuries, and more injuries!

  1. TC_4 says:

    Great article as usual TC! You are without a doubt, the glue that holds this site together! Oh, and your very good looking as well.

  2. Furlong19 says:

    I can’t remember a previous year with as many signifigant injuries. And so many players requiring season-ending surgery. A lot of shoulder and hip injuries htis year. Of course a lot of the old ACL/MCL injuries. But so many teams have had huge injuries. A team is now lucky to have 4 or 5 guys play in all 82 games. I know for the parst the injuries are fluke but I think a lot of them have to do with equipment improvements. Like elbow pads. Back in the day they were just pads. Now they are hard and can be used as weapons. Sure they protect more but they cause a lot of injuries too. Concussions and what not. Same goes with shoulder pads. Then with these new composite sticks shots are so much harder. That’s the reason for so many foot injuries. You can’t really correct it though. players will have to play through it.

  3. Tradedude says:

    Well, as a leaf fan, i’d be looking for good news. And man, i can not get enough of that desjardins incident. roenick goes to chwapshot sundin and he ended up hitting his own player… gotta love it.. although the score was not loved

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