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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Team Injury and Goalie Situations

Team Injuries

(Injury sources include The Hockey News, Rotoworld, AP wire)


Orpik, Cooke, Kunitz.. should all suit up for Game One

It’s the playoffs, who would want to miss a game?!


Alexei Kovalev-W (knee - Out for the season) Bad for the Sens.. good for everyone else..

Filip Kuba-D (back - Late April) underwent surgery.. out until further notice, could be back sometime in Late April/Early May at the earliest


Drew Stafford-W (concussion - Day-to-Day) Probable for Game One of the playoffs. Game time decision

Jochen Hecht-C (upper body - Day-to-day) might play in Game One on Thursday.. Game time decision

Tim Connolly-C (foot - Day-to-Day) Hopeful to be playing in Game One on Thursday.. but the guy can’t stay healthy for more than a period of hockey it seems.. your call on that one


Dennis Seidenberg-D (wrist - Early June) Out eight weeks after surgery on wrist

Mark Stuart-D (hand - Mid April) will likely miss the first two games of the post-season

Andrew Ference-D (groin - Day-to-Day) probable for Game One on Thursday.

Marc Savard-C (concussion – Indefinitely) unable to even start working out.. OUT for season

New Jersey

None of any significance


All of their goalies are on the IR..

Other than that.. whatev


Nicklas Backstrom-C (undisclosed/possible illness) “questionable but probable” according to Boudreau. Backstrom didn’t skate in the morning practice on Tuesday as he was injured at some point during Sunday’s game against the Bruins.


Glen Metropolit-C (shoulder - Out for season) Steer clear kids..

Paul Mara-D (upper body - Day-to-day) hasn't played since January 22nd.. No dice..


None of any significance


None of any significance


None of any major concern for Rinko

Unless you were planning on running the gambit with Willie Mitchell as your stud on the blue line.. in which case, you should be on the golf course with Olli Jokinen.

Los Angeles

None of any significance


Brian Campbell-D (fractured clavicle and rib – Indefinitely) light skating.. could return in early May


Patric Hornqvist-C (upper body - Day-to-Day) Should be good to go for game one of Friday

San Jose

None of any significance


Matt Duchene-C (middle body - Day-to-Day) skated in practice on Monday with no setbacks and should be ready for game action come Wednesday night.

Peter Mueller-C (concussion - Indefinitely) Suffered a concussion on April 4th.. off-ice workouts.. Doubtful for Wednesday’s playoff opener.

David Jones-W (knee - Day-to-day) Knee surgery in late November.. Currently skating but will not dress come Wednesday.

Goalie Situations

(All goalies that are listed as ‘starters’ were either named the starter, or we assume that they will be the starting goalie when game one rolls around.)

Buffalo Sabres

Ryan Miller

2009-10 season: 41-18-8, 5 SO, 2.22 GAA, .929 SV%

Playoff Experience: 20-14-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .922 SV%

(Backup: Patrick Lalime)

New Jersey Devils

Martin Brodeur

2009-10 season: 45-25-6, 9 SO, 2.24 GAA, .916 SV%

Playoff Experience: 98-78-0, 23 SO, 1.98 GAA, .920 SV%

(Backup: Yann Danis)

Phoenix Coyotes

Ilya Bryzgalov

2009-10 season: 42-20-6, 8 SO, 2.29 GAA, .920 SV%

Playoff Experience: 9-5-0, 3 SO, 2.25 GAA, 9.22 SV%

(Backup: Jason LaBarbera)

Vancouver Canucks

Roberto Luongo

2009-10 season: 40-22-4, 4 SO, 2.57 GAA, .913 SV%

Playoff Experience: 11-11-0, 1 SO, 2.09 GAA, .930 SV%

(Backup: Andrea Raycroft)

San Jose Sharks

Evgeni Nabokov

2009-10 season: 44-16-10, 3 SO 2.43 GAA, .922 SV%

Playoff Experience: 32-31-0, 6 SO, 2.23 GAA, .915 SV%

(Backup: Thomas Greiss)

Pittsburgh Penguins

Marc-Andre Fleury

2009-10 season: 37-21-6, 1 SO, 2.65 GAA, .905 SV%

Playoff Experience: 31-18-0, 3 SO, 2.45 GAA, .908 SV%

(Backup: Brent Johnson)

Colorado Avalance

Craig Anderson

2009-10 season: 38-25-7, 2.64 GAA, .917 SV%

Playoff Experience: None

(Backup: Peter Budaj)

Washington Captials

Jose Theodore

2009-10 season: 30-7-7, 1 SO, 2.81 GAA, .911 SV%

Playoff Experience: 19-27-0, 1 SO, 2.79 GAA, .912 SV%

(Backup: Semyon Varlamov)

Detroit Red Wings

Jimmy Howard

2009-10 season: 37-15-10.3 SO, 2.26 GAA, .924 SV%

Playoff Experience: None

(Backup: Chris Osgood)

Boston Bruins

Tuukka Rask

2009-10 season: 22-12-5, 5 SO, 1.97 GAA, .931 SV%

Playoff Experience: None

(Backup: Tim Thomas)

Nashville Predators

Pekka Rinne

2009-10 season: 32-16-5. 7 SO, 2.53 GAA, .911 SV%

Playoff Experience: None

(Backup: Dan Ellis)

Montreal Canadiens

Jaroslav Halak

2009-10 season: 26-13-5, 5 SO, 2.40 GAA, .924 SV%

Playoff Experience: 0-1-0, 0 SO, 1.85 GAA, .906 SV%

(Backup: Carey Price)

Chicago Blackhawks

Anti Niemi

2009-10 season: 26-7-4, 7 SO, 2.25 GAA, .912 SV%

Playoff Experience: None

(Backup: Cristobal Huet)

Los Angeles King

Jonathan Quick

2009-10 season: 39-34-7, 4 SO, 2.54 GAA, .907 SV%

Playoff Experience: None

(Backup: Erik Ersberg)

Ottawa Senators

Brian Elliott

2009-10 season: 29-18-4, 5 SO, 2.57 GAA, .909 SV %

Playoff Experience: None

(Backup: Pascal Leclaire)

Philadelphia Flyer

Brian Boucher

2009-10 season: 9-18-3, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .899 SV%

Playoff Experience: 11-8-0, 1 SO, 2.06 GAA, .916 SV%

(Backup: Caron/Backlund)

Now.. It may pay off to take a backup in a few different scenarios if you feel confident that the ‘starter’ will collapse and give way to the ‘backup’.

Take Fitz for example:

The kid’s got chutzpah… what else can we say, but that scenario could play out and end up bringing home some cash money...

24 hours left to get your rinkotology rosters set...


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