Souray Out Up To 6 Weeks?? / NHL Injuries Update

According to, Sheldon Souray could be out of the lineup for a period of 6 weeks…


A list of the most recent injuries from around the league.Souray injured his left knee against the Florida Panthers when he tried to hit forward Juraj Kolnik.

Official word is that He’ll be out at least 1 week, but according to his sprained knee could take up to 6 weeks to heal.

The constant rumor about Denis Gauthier coming to Montréal will only get bigger now that the Habs are 7th in the Eastern conference and fighting for a good playoff spot.

Other notable injuries around the league…

OTTAWA – Radek Bonk will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken foot

VANCOUVER – Magnus Arvedson out for the remainder of the season with a torn knee ligament

DETROIT – Curtis Joseph out indefinetely with a sprained ankle. According to, he could be out a while… talk about a crazy goaltending situation in Detroit!!



23 Responses to Souray Out Up To 6 Weeks?? / NHL Injuries Update

  1. HabsNick says:

    Losing our best defencemen this year might sound like a reason to panic, but unless he’s really out for 6 weeks, i wouldnt jump on the big trade gun right now.

    If he IS injured for 6 weeks, then that Perreault for Gauthier sounds pretty nice, but i wouldnt give more than Perreault for him.

    In all likelihood, Souray has a sprained knee and should miss more like 2-3 weeks and we’re not entirely down unless another defensemen gets injured. For now, they called up Francois Beauchemin, and they could call up Ron Hainsey which are both lefty defensemen. Rivet is back, i don’t like him much but he’s playing much better recently and he apparently plays better on the left than on his regular spot on the right.

    So right now we have Markov, Rivet and Bouillon for the left, and Brisebois, Quintal and Komisarek for the right… not a bad lineup by any means, no need to panic.

  2. Lint07 says:

    you are absolutely right.

    Even though he is not the ”panicking” type of GM, the fact that the Islanders are on a roll these days could lead Bob Gainey to seek defensive help to hang onto the 7th place in the east (and who knows, maybe make a run for the 6th place).

    with all the injuries around the league, deals should start swingin soon.

  3. HC16 says:

    Wish both Hasek and Joseph out, Legace gets the chance many of us have been wanting him to have. Let’s see if he can handle starter duty.

  4. HabsNick says:

    Trading for depth is good, i like depth. I think we could use an extra right-handed winger/center for depth in case of injuries, that you can swap with Ward or Perreault occasionally to keep him in game shape. A seventh D-man, preferably one that has not too much trouble playing on both sides, strictly stay-at-home style.

    The only real piece missing for a legitimate playoff run for the Habs this year and not just a possible surprise is a scoring left winger. That Ryan Smyth rumor would be pretty good (it’s the most likely to happen, although if i was Lowe, i wouldnt trade Smyth). Other possible choices would be inquiring for Miro Satan’s services (very unlikely), or since someone mentionned that Bondra also plays left wing pretty well, that’s another possibility (Washington fire sale? sure, we’ll take him!).

    I wouldnt kill our current lineup for anyone though, i’d only dangle a few guys from Hamilton like Hossa, Balej or Hainsey, and only Perreault from the big team. Anyone else are either on the should-not-be-traded list or not interesting enough for other teams to get much in return.

    It would be very nice to get one of those scoring left wingers though, that would let Julien put Zednik back with Koivu and Ryder, Bulis back with Juneau/Bégin and Sundstrom and the new guy with Ribeiro and Dagenais which gives us four well balanced lines. It’s unlikely, but not entirely impossible, Gainey could surprise everyone.

  5. PeterPuck says:

    I dont about that, 6 weeks without souray may kill us, we are not the same team without him, there is an interesting article on with regards to the final two playoff spots, it is in the penalty box section and if memory serves me right it is called The Long and Winding Road…….Go Habs Go,,,

  6. HabsNick says:

    Who’s gonna back him up though? Liv? or will they need to swing a trade for a backup?

    I remember well when both Theodore and Hackett got injured, Garon ended up being thrown into the fray with barely any warning, and the Habs went into an horrible losing streak. I hope the same doesn’t happen to the Wings, although losing a few doesn’t endanger them that much, and Legace is more NHL-tested than Garon was at the time, he should do good. Legace is the best backup goalie in the NHL, but i dont know if he’s starter material.

    In any case, the Wings defence will help him out.

  7. HC16 says:

    You’re right, it’s a big test, and I would bet on Marc Lamothe getting the call as backup. I don’t expect that he’ll play more than a game or two, though.

    Let’s take a short trip back to 99-00, though. Chris Osgood goes down with an injury, leaving Ken Wregget as the starter. Manny Legace, just reaquired via waviers from the Canucks gets the call as backup. Legace goes 4-0 with a 2.75 GAA. Not spectacular, but the next season, Wregget is out of a job as backup. Legace comes through, going 24-5-5 with a 2.05 GAA.

    What happens if Lamothe comes up big? Who gets the axe? Cujo or Manny? Depending how many plays over this stretch, my money is on Cujo. Let’s face it, no matter how much I may like the guy, he can’t possibly want to spend much more time in Detroit. Rumor has he doesn’t like Dave Lewis, and I’d be willing to bet that he’s still a little miffed about the Hasek situation.

  8. wayne2 says:

    Gauthier is worth more than Perrault,not that much

    more but more.

  9. wayne2 says:

    Detroit got what they deserve,a f..ed up goalie

    situation,Montreal should either try to get Gauthier

    or put Komisarek full time with the club and though

    we will miss Bonk`s experience,this is another

    opportunity for a young star to shine,i`d say put

    Spezza with Hossa and let Smolinski center a third

    line of Vermette/Smoilinski/Havlat(who is good

    friends and enjoys playing with Vermette(chemistry?)

  10. Wills says:

    TSN is just guessing that Cujo could be out for a while. They reported today that he should only miss 1 or 2 games at the most, and it shouldn’t be anything serious. Right now he’s getting a MRI to determine how bad it is. It doesn’t matter because Legace has been their best goalie anyways this year, so this might be bad news for other teams rather then good.

  11. afanofthelakings says:

    Some rumors also tells that Bob Gainey wants to get Ryan Smyth from the Oilers.

    There is two possibility :

    1- giving Richard Zednik

    2- giving Marcel Hossa and Ron Hainsey

    Will it get reality, if yes, i hope it will be possibility #1

    Getting Denis Gauthier for Yanic Perreault, would be great too, Perreault deserve more than a 4 line place. he’ll get 2nd or 3rd in Calgary

  12. Sunnyg says:

    i agree that there is no reason to panic…however if gainey could swing a deal to get an experienced “depth” d-man to help eat up some minutes, that would be great for the playoff drive.

    actually, if gainey is trying to swing a deal for jeff o’neill, it might work out well if he gt bob boughner as a throw in at the same time.

    i wonder if gainey could get o’neill and boughner for hainsey, bulis, and maybe a 2nd round pick.

    i think that deal would be great for the habs…they would get an experienced d-man for the strech drive and also get a big young forward with good offensive abilities. i think that the habs would then have two really good offensive lines with koivu-o’neill-ryder and ribeiro-zednik-dagenais.

  13. Lint07 says:

    I’d do a Hossa & Hainsey for Smyth trade in a flash being Gainey!!

    I’d absolutely love to add Ryan Smyth to our team!

  14. wayne2 says:

    Not a habs fan but if they could pull both of these

    trades they`d be ”fairly legitimate contenders”

    with a little bit of luck on their side.

  15. kovalev says:

    Gauthier is not worth more than Perreault

    Look at some previous trades

    Weinrech for a draft, it’s almost safe to say those two are in the same category,

    Don’t get me wrong Gauthier is good,

    but a Perreault for Gauthier one for one is good enough

  16. kovalev says:

    Marc Lamothe will be the back up tonight he’s been called up

  17. kovalev says:

    I am not to sure about giving Hainsey, he will one day be a star

    Smyth is awesome,

    Hossa and maybe Bulis I’d give if they want Hainsey then the Habs should try to get Jason Smith as well. It sounds like the Habs are ripping EDM off, but I could dream

  18. wayne2 says:

    Smyth is worth both Hainsey and Zednick.Smyth

    combines talent,grit,leadership and experience in

    other words a power forward which is hard to get.I

    dont think Hainsey will be that good but i could be


  19. HC16 says:

    If Cujo comes back on time, Lamothe won’t see any action. Bet on it.

  20. rojoke says:

    The Score is saying he’ll only miss two games, so which one is right? I’ll wait and see what they report after Shel’s exam tomorrow.

  21. OldNord says:

    Imagine Smyth seconding Koivu and Ryder on the 1st. That would be an intensive line. Smyth is my favorite player on the Oils line-up. If he’s available, Gainey must do all he can to land him here and sign him to a long term contract.

  22. OldNord says:

    Hainsey doesn’t seem enough motivated, but with the maturity, he’ll probably become a good d-man in this league, not a star, but a valuable one.

  23. Jack_Laviolette says:

    I’d be happy to give up Zednick. He’s good when motivated, but most of the time he’s just going thru the motions. Right now, he seems frustrated to be on the second line, away from his good friend Koivu and at the wing of Ribeiro, whom he doesn’t seem to like very much. Both Smyth and O’Neill could easily fill his spot, and I think we should try to unload as much dead weight as we can to get one of them, and/or Gauthier.

    Guys I’d like to see go:

    Kilger (worthless right now)

    Rivet (overpaid, let’s get rid of him before next season)

    Dackell (Bulis should do his 3rd line job)

    Juneau (soon to retire, put some youth in his place: Gratton?)

    Perrreault (good trade bait; love him, there’s just no room)

    We can also afford to give some picks, the farm team is stacked with good prospects. Right now, all we need is big winger who can score (right-handed), and a solid stay-at-home D for security. And give Komi lots of ice until Souray is back, I don’t think he’ll be out too long.

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