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Daily Skate: Avalanche's Yip out 4-6 weeks

Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: September 26, 2011 3:37 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

LOSING THE YIPS: The Colorado Avalanche will be opening up the regular season with Brandon Yip on the sidelines after breaking a forearm this weekend against the Blues. He will miss 4-6 weeks. Avs defenseman Jan Hejda is also dealing with a setback, 2-4 works after suffering a knee injury in the same game. (Denver Post)

WHAT'S HIS NAME: Tomas Fleischmann is new to the Florida Panthers, and it showed over the weekend. Check out the jersey that he was sporting in the team's home game against the Lightning. (For those who can't see, it spells F-L-E-S-I-C-H-M-A-N-N) I guess the people in charge of putting names on jerseys didn't brush up on their offseason acquisition list. (Getty Images via Litter Box Cats)

SCOTT'S SCARE: Scott Hartnell played only nine minutes of the Flyers' game against the Red Wings over the weekend because of a heart scare. During the intermission it was discovered he had an elevated heart rate that didn't slow down during the break. A checkup on Saturday showed things were normal, but he will still be evaluated by a cardiologist. (flyers.nhl.com)

SUTERWATCH STARTS: It's almost another full year before free agency begins again, but fans in Nashville are already holding their collective breath. In addition to Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber, Ryan Suter doesn't have a deal for 2012-13 and LeBron James-like quotes aren't helping soothe the anxious Predators fans. (Pred Gold)

HEIDI STRIKES AGAIN: While it wasn't exactly the movie interrupting a regular-season NHL game, but it's close enough. In Montreal the television feed pulled away from the game just moments before Scott Gomez scored the winning goal. It is the latest positive step in a good preseason for the much-maligned Gomez. (Montreal Gazette)

MORE, PLEASE: The biggest concern for this season in Columbus has to be the situation in net for the Blue Jackets. Chris Mason hasn't exactly kept up his rookie form that saw him win the Calder Trophy in 2008-09. But optimism is rising in camp that a return to form might be coming for Mason. (Columbus Dispatch)

MEET MIKA: Branding is the big thing for athletes these days, you have to find a way to sell your "brand." Well Senators rookie Mika Zibanejad is already getting started. Take a look at his personal web site. Not too bad for a guy who hasn't played a game in the NHL yet. (Senators Extra)

OH BOY O'BERTO: Red Wings veteran Todd Bertuzzi is becoming a shootout star. Just check out his latest move on a hapless goaltender, going between his legs to pass it back up to himself and back-handing the puck into the net.

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Since: Sep 13, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Daily Skate: Avalanche's Yip out 4-6 weeks

Too bad it is the goalie Steve Mason they are worried about in Columbus, if you need any more help about hockey content please just let me know, I am more than willing to help.Smile



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 10:16 am
 

Daily Skate: Avalanche's Yip out 4-6 weeks

Forgive the first part, I always get confused as to what goes on the message board and what stays on the blog only.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 10:15 am
 

Daily Skate: Avalanche's Yip out 4-6 weeks

http://eye-on-hockey.blogs.cbssport

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Can't attach link so you'll have to copy.   Some good stuff today

Colorado's injury nightmare continues, scary stuff for Hartnell, Florida Panthers front office is a well-oiled machine, that Nasty Bertuzzi shootout goal, and Montreal cuts camera as soon as Gomez does anything positive.    Plenty of stuff in here to follow up on through the week.


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