A fantasized look at some NHL injury news on a Friday morning.
Mike Smith was barreled into by Daniel Sedin and then steamrolled by Alexander Edler in the second period. He ultimately had to leave the game at the conclusion of the period with an undisclosed injury. Lets just hope it isn't a concussion as Smith's got a history.
Not an injury but Joffrey Lupul was suspended for two games for his hit on Viktor Hedman so he did not play last night.
Evgeni Malkin practiced with teammates yesterday but there's no word on his status for tonight's game. I'd say there's a chance he laces them up.
After playing pretty poorly, Dan Ellis got sliced above the knee and had to leave the game. The severity is not known but being he's a goalie, I'd expect him to miss at least 1 or 2 games.
Tobias Enstrom (shoulder) did not play last night but now that he's shed the non-contact jersey, he should be back any game now.
Rene Bourque was cleared for contact and was a full participant in practice yesterday but did not play. He may be in the lineup tomorrow.
Sergei Gonchar had to come out of the game in the 3rd period last night with an undisclosed injury. Paul MacLean didn't think it was a serious injury so there's the good news.
Marc Methot missed last night's game with a knee injury but he's already listed as "probable" to play tomorrow.