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Despite the controversy surrounding his groin injury, and his participation in the Olympics, sources are telling Sportsnet Forsberg received good news on Tuesday from doctors at Duke University. Forsberg sought the advice of William Garrett, a specialist in groin injuries, at Duke University on Tuesday. Garrett's diagnosed the Swedish forward with a strained groin and expects him to resume skating in 2-3 days.I will be attending one of the many Super Bowl events tonight and updates may be limited.
via the blog of John Niyo of the Detroit News,
Brace yourself, Wings fans. If that voice you hear echoing inside Ford Field on Sunday sounds familiar -- and maybe even raises your blood pressure a little -- there's a reason. It's the same booming baritone you've come to know as the voice of the Colorado Avalanche. Alan Roach, the public-address announcer for the Avs and Colorado Rockies in Denver.read on
from the AP via TSN,
St. Louis Blues forward Jamal Mayers was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after breaking his foot in a victory over Calgary on Monday.Also via the CP,
Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Adrian Aucoin has a dislocated right shoulder and will be out of the lineup for four to six weeks, the team announced Tuesday.
via the Boston Bruins,
The Boston Bruins have claimed right wing Josh Langfeld off waivers from the San Jose Sharks, it was announced today by Bruins General Manager Mike O'Connell. O’Connell also announced that goaltender Craig Anderson has been claimed off waivers from Boston by the St. Louis Blues.
The Wings flagship radio station, 1270am in Detroit, is reporting Niklas Kronwall will be in the Wings lineup tomorrow when they face St. Louis at the Joe tomorrow. This goes against all reports that Kronwall was headed to Grand Rapids to get into playing shape. I wonder if the NHLPA and the new CBA has anything to do with this? update 3:34pm, Mentioned again, said he was scheduled to go to Grand Rapids, but Wings decided he will play with the Wings tomorrow.
According to Leafs Lunch, St. Louis has recalled Lalime, but he must clear waivers. Will anyone take a chance with Patrick? update 2:12pm, via Sportsnet,
St. Louis Blues have placed goaltender Patrick Lalime on re-entry waivers, allowing any other NHL team to pick him up for half his remaining salary. Pittsburgh Penguin Rico Fata was claimed off re-entry waivers by the Thrashers earlier Tuesday. Atlanta will only have to pay for half his remaining salary as well.
via the Edmonton Oliers,
Moreau suffered a sprained right ankle while playing basketball on Monday, January 30th and is out of the lineup indefinitely.
Grampapinhead says, "There has been a lot of talk in HockeyTown lately of Even Strength Goals, or the lack thereof, and I decided to apply my own special case of OCD." Mathematicians will love it, hockey fans will understand it!
from the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Peter Forsberg isn't buying into any controversy dealing with his left-groin injury and whether a trip to Turin, Italy, could make matters worse. But he will invest time today to seek out the advice of William Garrett, a specialist in the injury, at Duke University. "I think it should be fine," he added. "If everything's OK, I should be back playing before the Olympic break."read on...including Clarke's views if Forsberg should go to Turin...
from the Edmonton Sun,
He's worth every penny. There was some debate about that early in Chris Pronger's tenure with the Edmonton Oilers after GM Kevin Lowe signed him to a five-year contract worth $31.25 million. With the 31-year-old beanpole trying to re-groove his game after a year out during the NHL lockout, there were times when his big ticket looked pricey, indeed.continued
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