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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Goalie mayhem

There's a lot of shuffling of goalies. Some due to injury, some due to suckiness.

The Red Wings have sent Chris Osgood to Grand Rapids for conditioning following a groin injury.

The Penguins have sent Emma Fleury back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after playing really sucky in three games. While Jocelyn Thibault is on the mend from a knee injury, Sebastien Caron will be their guy.

Rangers coach Tom Renney has announced that Shady 80 will be their #1 guy when he finally returns from his groin injury. While he's been out, rookie Henrick Lundqvist has played sensationally. He's appeared in 4 games, posting a 3-0-1 record, allowing five goals on 100 shots. When Weekesy returns, though, the rook will go back to the pine.

Thrashers fans are lamenting the injuries to both of their goalies. Kari Lehtonen will still be out for another week at the least while former Ranger Mike Dunham is expected to return this week. In their stead, the Thrash have been using Adam Berkhoel and Michael Garnett. Neither is NHL-quality.

Meanwhile, the Islanders are rushing Rick DiPietro back into action only a few days after he sustained a concussion versus the Caps. He is expected to start tonight versus the Rangers.

Meanwhile, in Canes camp, it looks like Martin Gerber may be ready to return to action. While he's been gone, the rookie "SteadyCam" Ward has been terrific, earning a 3-1-0 record and posting a 2.05 GAA in five appearances. Although I haven't heard any official word, I would guess that Gerber will be riding the pine. No reason to fix what ain't broke. Anyway, Gerber looked pretty bad in his one start. Until Cam starts losing, I say leave him in.

I'm off tomorrow night, so I'll be planting myself in front of the TV with beer, popcorn and hotdogs. I can't wait. The Leafs are playing well, so it should be a great game. I also have to decide whether I want to go to the Senators game. It isn't in my package, but I'm off that night, and it's the freakin' Senators.

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