Archive for May, 2010

Andrei Markov Out Indefinately: Which Defensemen Will Step Up?

May 2nd, 2010 No Comments

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that defensive leader Andrei Markov is out indefinitely with what they are calling “a lower body injury.” At this time there is no definitive report out there that sheds light on Markov’s injury—it’s the playoffs, good luck getting a straight answer! While it is unclear as to whether or not Markov will make it back for the Canadiens series against the defending Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins, given the severity of the hit he absorbed at the hands of Matt Cooke and the apparent damage that was incurred by Markov’s knee, one can expect that he may in fact be done for the series, if not the rest of the season. There are not a lot of players that can bring to the table the skills that Markov can on a nightly basis. With that in

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Jordan Staal To Miss Remainer Of Series Against The Montreal Canadiens

May 1st, 2010 No Comments

TSN is reporting that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jordan Staal will miss the remainder of the series against the Montreal Canadiens. Staal—who was injured in game one of the Pittsburgh Penguins/Montreal Canadiens Eastern Conference Semi-final, underwent surgery last night to repair a severed tendon across the top of his foot. It is unclear whether or not Staal would be available to play in the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it is widely believed that he could heal in time for the Eastern Conference Finals, should the Penguins make it that far. Sidney Crosby was also injured in game one when he was cut when he was high-sticked by Canadiens forward Dominic Moore. Crosby received a few stitches to his chin and returned to the game. He is not expected to miss any time in the series. Last night’s

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