The Malik Report
by George Malik on 11/12/13 at 01:41 AM ET
The general rule for a blogger who's missed time is, "Don't play catch-up," but I make an exception in the case of the Wings' prospects.
So, on a league by league basis, and very briefly, here's a summation of what took place over the past...five evenings.
In the AHL, on Friday, November 8th, the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 6-1, with Calle Jarnkrok scoring 2 goals, Gustav Nyquist registering 2 assists, Tomas Jurco registering 2 assists and Petr Mrazek stopping 30 of 31 shots in a scrappy game.
In the ECHL, the Toledo Walleye spent this past weekend in Florida, but they had a working vacation.
On Saturday, the Walleye won a 4-3 OT decision over the Florida Everblades, who play halfway between Fort Myers, FL and Naples, FL. Martin Frk scored a goal assisted by Marek Tvrdon, Max Nicastro finished at +1, Trevor Parkes took a penalty and Jared Coreau backed up Mac Carruth, and the Walleye's website provides a recap;
On Sunday, the Walleye headed upstate to Orlando, and they had a rough night, dropping a 6-3 decision to the Orlando Solar Bears. Jared Coreau stopped 20 of 26 shots and Martin Frk registered an assist in a nasty, fight-filled game. The Walleye's website provides a sanitized recap;
And on Monday, the Walleye dropped a 4-2 decision to Orlando. Marek Tvrdon scored a goal, but Parkes, Nicastro and Frk didn't register a point, and Coreau didn't play. The Walleye's website provides a recap.
In Sweden, as previously noted, the SHL took a break for the Karjala Cup, the second leg of the Euro Hockey Tour, and Sweden finished 3rd in the tournament. Mattias Janmark was lucky to finish with his left knee's ACL and MCL intact after this hit from Leo Komarov in the Swedes' game vs. Finland on Saturday:
On Monday night, AIK Stockholm GM Daniel Rudslatt told Expressen's Henrik Sjoberg that Janmark has some bleeding on the knee, so the team couldn't make a definitive diagnosis as to the state of his MCL or meniscus, but his ACL was intact, and Aftonbladet's Linus Norberg reports that Janmark's status is "day to day" at present. He won't play in Tuesday's game between AIK and HV71.
Janmark's sixth in SHL scoring with 12 goals and 7 assists for 19 points registered over the course of 19 games, and he's also playing about 21:25 per game, which is a crapton of time for a forward in Sweden.
Back on this side of the pond, in the QMJHL:
On Thursday, Phillipe Hudon registered an assist in his return to the lineup after serving a 4-game suspension, but his Victoriaville Tigres lost 4-1 to Rouyn-Noranda;
On Saturday, Anthony Mantha registered 2 goals and an assist and was named the game's first star in the Val-d'Or Foreurs' 5-1 win over Sherbrooke;
And on Sunday, Hudon didn't register a point in Victoriaville's 5-2 loss to Rimouski;
And Mantha registered an assist in Val-d'Or's 4-2 win over Shawinigan.
Mantha's registered 22 goals, 27 assists and 49 points over the course of 20 games played thus far.
In the OHL:
On Thursday, Tyler Bertuzzi had an assist in the Guelph Storm's 6-5 OT loss to the London Knights;
Zach Nastasiuk didn't register a point as his Owen Sound Attack were shut out 3-0 by the Soo Greyhounds;
And Andreas Athanasiou registered a goal, an assist and a +2 in the Barrie Colts' 5-2 win over Mississauga;
On Friday, Bertuzzi had an assist in the Storm's 3-2 shootout loss to Plymouth;
Jake Paterson stopped 27 of 30 shots as his Saginaw Spirit won a 7-3 decision over the Ottawa 67's;
And Athanasiou had an assist in the Colts' 5-4 shootout win over London;
On Saturday, Nastasiuk scored a goal and finished at +2 in Owen Sound's 4-1 win over Sudbury;
Paterson sat out the Spirit's 5-3 win over Belleville;
And Athanasiou scored a goal in Barrie's 3-1 win over North Bay;
On Sunday, Paterson stopped 37 of 41 shots as the Spirit won a wild 9-4 decison over Kingston;
And Nastasiuk neither registered a point nor dented North Bay Battalion's goaltender in the Attack's 2-1 shootout loss to North Bay.
In the WHL:
On Friday, a pair of defensive prospects faced off as Mitchell Wheaton's Kelowna Rockets and Marc McNulty's Prince George Cougars tangled, and both players had strong outings. Wheaton had 2 assists and finished at +2 in Kelowna's 5-2 win over Prince George, and McNulty had a goal and an assist and finished at +2;
On Saturday, McNulty did not play in the Cougars' 5-1 loss to Vancouver;
And Wheaton did not register a point in the Rockets' 2-0 win over Edmonton;
On Sunday, worrisomely, McNulty didn't play in Prince George's 8-7 OT loss to Kamloops.
In the BCHL, on Saturday, David Pope did not play in the West Kelowna Warriors' 5-3 loss to Vernon.
And Mike McKee didn't register a point in Western Michigan University's 5-4 loss to Northern Michigan. Instead, and perhaps predictably, he was kicked out of the game via a 5-minute major for checking from behind;
Update: For the record, Hockey's Future's Chapin Landvogt reports that Janmark is still eligible to play for Sweden at the World Junior Championships.
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