What the heck goes on in St. Louis that they can’t keep players healthy? Paul Kariya is the latest casualty. He’s the 10th Blues player to miss a game this season.
Speaking of injuries, the Caps’ Shaone Morrisonn and Sergei Fedorov both left last night’s win over Carolina with injuries. Coach Bruce Boudreau usually has the option of using Fedorov as a defenseman, but not this time.
Still speaking of injuries, Jim Kelley had an interesting column on the NHL’s new policy of not being specific about player injuries. Kelley brought up the issue that by not revealing the full extent of injuries, GMs and organizations are in a position to force players to play when it might be in their best interest to sit.
In the spirit of that, I have revised PuckUpdate’s injury policy and will now conclude each post with an injury report.
INJURY REPORT: Paper cut, thumb.