Friday, October 30, 2009

Just Fantasy Hockey - Injury Update

Evgeni Malkin (C) Shoulder strain – Out 2-3 Weeks
Fantasy Spin: With Malkin out the Penguins will lean more heavily on Sidney Crosby. Look for Jordan Staal to be promoted to the second line and play a bigger role on the powerplay as well. Depth players such as Kunitz and Guerin will also benefit from Malkins absence.

Valtteri Filppula (C) Broken wrist – Out 6-8 Weeks
Fantasy Spin: With a lack of scoring depth on the Wings already, losing Filppula is yet another blow to the struggling team. Depth players suck as Bertuzzi and Cleary will have no choice now but to find their game as it is almost assured that Zetterberg and Datsyuk will have to be split up to get everyone’s games going.

Roberto Luongo (G) Hairline rib fracture – Out 1 week
Fantasy Spin: The Canucks will now look at under achieving Andrew Raycroft as a their main man between the pipes. Raycroft has already proven over the years that he is incapable of being a teams staring goalie. If he struggles, look for the Canucks to play Cory Schneider who has posted 6 wins in 9 games in the AHL.


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