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Friday's Daily Dosage - Roloson, Heatley, Weight...

The Islanders honour one of their greats after he put up 64 points over three seasons.
The Islanders honour one of their greats after he put up 64 points over three seasons.

Guy Boucher announced yesterday that Dwayne Roloson will be his game #7 starter... did anyone expect anything different?  Sure, he wasn't great last game but he won and has been pretty good when the chips are down.

Boucher also said the outlook for Sean Bergenheim (LBI) was not very good... so it doesn't look like he'll be in the lineup for game #7 tonight.

Christian Ehrhoff missed the last two games of the series with the Sharks due to a shoulder injury but the team says that they expect him to return for Game #1 of the SCF.

The Sharks revealed a laundry list of guys that were banged up during the playoffs... it's lengthy list and some of it is pretty gruesome like Joe Thornton needing surgery to re-attach a finger tip.  Thornton also had that separated shoulder that may require surgery, same for Ryane Clowe.  Boyle, Pavelski & Couture were also playing banged up and it was revealed that Dany Heatley was playing with a broken hand that he suffered during the season and an ankle injury that occurred in the Vancouver series.

Here we go again... similar to last summer, it's going to be a summer of guessing how Chris Pronger's rehab from back surgery is going and if he'll be ready for training camp.

Doug Weight announced yesterday that he was hanging them up for good, as we do when a fantasy great retires let's shine a light on his greatest fantasy season... we have to go back 15 years to 1995-96 where Weight dropped 25+79=104 with 95 PIMs & 204 shots for the Oilers.  Can't say I was ever a big fan of him from a fantasy perspective, didn't shoot enough for my tastes.

The Wild have signed goaltender Darcy Kuemper to an ELC.  He was a 6th round pick back in 2009 and is coming off a fantastic season in the WHL where he had 45 wins, 1.86 & .933 averages and was named the MVP of the league.  It will be interesting to see how the Wild deal with their goalies next year as they've got two good young ones in Kuemper & Matt Hackett and are also bringing Dennis Endras over from Europe.

Two other 2009 draft picks signed yesterday and neither should get you too excited... The Leafs signed Kenny Ryan (2nd rounder) and Montreal signed Joonas Nattinen (3rd rounder), both look like they'll be depth NHLers at best. 

The Sharks signed 2010 5th rounder, Freddie Hamilton, to an ELC... he had a nice season with 38+45=83 in 68 games for Niagara but I'm not convinced that he has a lot of offensive upside.  

At the Memorial Cup... Kootenay kept the dream alive with a QF win over Owen Sound, Cody Eakin & Matt Fraser both had 2+1=3 to lead the way.