Sens Lose Phillips for 3-4 Weeks

Ottawa has yet another injury. Chris Phillips is out for 3-4 weeks after twisting his knee and getting a 2nd degree strain of his knee in the game last night vs. New Jersey.

Although this is another big loss for Ottawa, he will be back in full stride for the playoffs, along with Havlat, Chara, Volchenkov and Hasek, the Sens will still be fine for the playoffs.

Here is the link: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=160480&hubname=nhl


15 Responses to Sens Lose Phillips for 3-4 Weeks

  1. UWSensFan says:

    Current injuries to the Sens blueline:

    2 top 2 Defensemen (Chara and Phillips)

    1 top 4 Defenseman (Volchenkov)

    1 top 6 forward (Havlat)

    1 top 3 center (Fisher)

    1 top goaltender (Hasek)

    = 6 key players.

    It’s rough, but at least this isn’t happening IN the playoffs, and everyone is expected back by then. The other thing is that, even before Phillips injury, the rookie callups have been playing outstandingly and some would even argue they’ve played as if they were already vets.

    My god, I can’t wait for this team to have everyone back on the ice and playing as a team again…very few teams will want to play us 🙂

  2. TheFish12 says:

    Its all nice and dandy that they will all be back for the playoffs, but in the mean time, who do we have on “d”? Chara, Meszaros, Pothier, Schubert, Novak and who? Tomas Malec, Lance Ward?

    Were starting to look like the van city canucks…hopefully we hold on to top spot in the Northeast.

  3. PaulK123 says:

    HAHAHAHA! NOW WHO’S INJURY PRONE, NOT THE

    LEAFS, HAHAHAHAHA!

  4. JannettyTheRocker says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! NOW WHO’S NOT MAKING THE PLAYOFFS? OH RIGHT, IT’S STILL THE LEAF’S!!! HAVE FUN WATCHING YOUR TEAM GOLF!!!

  5. Stuv_Dogg says:

    And maybe the Oilers!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Difference being that we weren’t arranging the Stanley Cup parade following the trade deadline. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    How’s Roloson doing in Edmonton these days? Has he won a game yet?

  6. Gretzkin says:

    That injury was a weird looking one.

    Looked like nothing really happened, but boy was he in pain.

    Just goes to show how vulnerable these guys can be at any given time.

  7. dcz28 says:

    Redden will also be missing the game against the Rangers for family reasons and the Sens have recalled Brad Norton to replace him

    This will be a hard game for the Sens to win tonight while missing Chara, Redden, Phillips, Fisher, Havlat and Hasek but it should show what the depth looks like…Volchenkov is said that he will play tonight

    They will have to play Meszaros for 30 minutes again like they did against the New Jersey

  8. dcz28 says:

    Even with all the injuries the Sens are still better than the Leafs…funny you say the Leafs are not injury prone because all the players everyone was saying were injury prone before the season started and would not make it for the full season ( Lindros, Allison and Belfour) are all out for the rest of the season

    Have fun watching the Leafs golf when the playoffs start

  9. V3n0m says:

    Kinda like Havlat when he got hit in the game vs. Montreal. The hit didn’t really look that bad, but I guess it just hit him awkwardly enough to make him miss most of the season.

  10. V3n0m says:

    Hopefully they spread the ice time a little bit more. Sure, he’s a great player, but he clearly wasn’t his normally-sharp self against the Devils. Too much ice time could end up being a problem for him.

    (mind you, he did get hit in the pills by that slapshot, so maybe that had something to do with it)

  11. dcz28 says:

    Yeah he got hit atleast 3 times in that game but kept on playing…the Novak kid looked really good too

    Thing about the playing time for tonight though is it will be hard to spread around since they will be facing Jagr and i don’t think Murray will want just anybody playing against him if they want to win…my guess is Meszaros will be in for another 30 minutes game and Pothier is sure to get a lot of minutes also

  12. Viller02 says:

    Oh and you think all those players will be 100% come playoff time? Thats exagerating…. Hasek will not, I repeat, WILL NOT be 100%. Its safe to say the same about Havlat.

    Ottawa has lost 2 games in a row with some players missing(same happenned when they were missing Alfredsson and Spezza earlier this year), and half aren’t “key” players like you said, maybe in your head though. Ottawa has questionnable depth beyond their regulars and that will kill them in the playoffs.

  13. NemiNA says:

    All of a sudden Philly’s off the choping block when it comes to big names being out.

  14. Gretzkin says:

    Totally!

    And Lindros, ruining his wrist taking a normal shot… weird stuff.

    Even Hasek’s Olympic save that took him down. Didn’t look like much, but was it ever.

  15. Boocoo says:

    Golf… that one more sport the leafs aren’t good at… haha

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