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from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,
Veteran defenseman Eric Brewer is in an unfamiliar spot tonight, a healthy scratch for the season opener against the Panthers at Amalie Arena.
And it didn't sit well with Brewer, 35, who has played 15 seasons and 965 career NHL games....
The Lightning is going with 12 forwards and six defensemen, with Victor Hedman-Anton Stralman, Jason Garrison-Radko Gudas and Matt Carle-Andrej Sustr the pairings. Coach Jon Cooper acknowledged Brewer was understandably "pissed" about it, and Cooper didn't like doing it. But Cooper said with the Lightning depth, it needs everybody to play, and it was just Brewer's turn to sit.
"We talked about it, it was not an easy conversation," Brewer said. "But they made their decision. No details that are going to make it any easier. I don't like it. But that's the way life is."
Cooper said it'd be one thing if Brewer didn't work hard, or "rested on the fact he's played in the league for a long time." But that's not what Brewer is.
Make sure to catch the stick swing by Hartnell at the very end of the video.
From Damian Cristodero at Lightning Strikes:
What exactly happened to Eric Brewer? No one at the Lightning is saying except that he has an upper-body injury and is day-to-day. The funny thing is, coach Guy Boucher said the injury did not happen at a practice or in a game. Brewer practiced Tuesday but not Wednesday, so whatever happened might have in the interim.
“We’ll see (Thursday) morning,” Boucher said when asked if Brewer was undergoing any medical tests. “I’m going to go to church and light a few candles.”
Whatever happened, if the Lightning loses Brewer it will be a crushing blow for a defense that already is struggling and already is without Mattias Ohlund, who is out after arthroscopic surgery on both knees.
via Nick Kypreos tweet,
Soon take Eric Brewer off #NHL UFA list July 1st. #TBLightning and the D man closing in on 4 year deal in ball park of 16M… Stamkos next?
A look around at the Southeast Division teams in action tonight:
Atlanta at Buffalo
If Rick Dudley is deciding between buyer and seller mode, this might just be the game to shove him swiftly in one direction or the other.
Atlanta has been in a tailspin in the new year, with just three regulation wins since we said farewell to 2010. Currently, the Thrashers have lost seven out of their last eight and are just 2-10-4 in their last 16.
They sit five points behind eighth place Carolina and are tied, points-wise, with tonight’s opponent, though their meeting with Buffalo becomes is that much more pivotal with the Sabres having two games in hand on Atlanta.
New faces Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart, acquired last week from Boston, will each play in their second game as a Thrasher tonight. Both made an impact in their Atlanta debut in Edmonton Sunday, despite the team’s 5-3 loss, with Wheeler assisting on an Andrew Ladd tally and Stuart scrapping with J-F Jacques in the second period.
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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that defenseman Eric Brewer will be sidelined two to four weeks with a back injury suffered on Nov. 25 at Dallas. The injury is unrelated to the previous back injury that required surgery.
ST. LOUIS (August 27, 2009) – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that Blues Captain Eric Brewer underwent successful minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The surgery was performed today by Dr. Brian Day in Vancouver.
from Jeremy Rutherford of the Morning Skate at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
I received a couple of phone calls earlier this week saying that Blues defenseman Eric Brewer may be out for the 2009-10 season, and that his sciatic nerve issue could be career threatening.
That much has been speculated in recent months, but neither the Blues nor Brewer have confirmed or even suggested that he could miss the entire season.
I spoke with Blues President John Davidson last night, and Davidson said that the rumor was not true. Davidson said that he spoke with Brewer yesterday and that Brewer was continuing to make progress and everyone was still hopeful he could play this season.
a bit more...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Two months ago, Blues defenseman Eric Brewer was recuperating from his second back surgery in four months and readying himself to repeat a slow rehabilitation process. Both Brewer and the club were optimistic that he would be available at the start of the 2009-10 season.
They are still optimistic. But while Brewer has shown some improvement with the sciatic nerve issue that affects his right leg, the Blues are acknowledging for the first time that their captain might not be in uniform opening night in Sweden, on Oct. 2.
“Progress has been made, so we’ll live with that,” Blues President John Davidson said. “If there was no progress by now, we’d be nervous. I’m a glass half-full guy, so that’s how I’m looking at it. (But) if he can’t play, the emphasis for us will be to have a good start with healthy players.”
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that Captain Eric Brewer will have surgery tomorrow on a herniated disc in his back. He will be sidelined indefinitely.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. Timothy Kuklo, MD., JD., at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Brewer’s last game was December 11th in Los Angeles.
From Jeremy Rutherford at STLtoday.com,
Early in the Blues’ 2006-07 season, the facial expressions worn by defenseman Eric Brewer were as unhappy as those watching him from the arena seats and on TV.
Brewer was by labeled as “the worst player on the ice” by media and fans, and even some in the organization questioned which direction his career was headed.