The Flames signed Mikael Backlund to an entry level contract. He is a top 10 prospect for fantasy leagues, as indicated by his No.8 ranking on my list. Watch him in camp, there may be a spot for him. You certainly won't be waiting longer than a full season on him.

 

As expected, the Habs are going back to Carey Price tonight.

 

Marian Gaborik had minor hip surgery yesterday. The surgery was deemed a failure. That's right, the surgeons blew it. Okay, just kidding, it was deemed a "success". Why is that reported? Wouldn't the doctors deem a success regardless?

 

Goc, Semenov, Rissmiller, Shelley and Ozolinsh were healthy scratches last night for the Sharks.

 

It turns out that Paul Stastny has a torn MCL. He will need a full month to recover and will be fine for next season.

 

The Chicago Wolves, already having released Angelo Esposito from his amateur tryout contract, have now released Spence Machacek from his. Machacek is ranked 157 on my fantasy prospects list.

 

You didn't know this at the time really, but watch the two goals by Nashville in nine seconds. The second goal scored by Arnott. Radulov, celebrating, jumps on him and he smacks his head on the boards. That is why he did not play any more games - a concussion from celebrating a goal! Doesn't get anymore fragile than that - you know you're a Band-Aid Boy when...

[youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=X5_A0E6On8s]

 


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