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All-Star Break: Injuries and Festivities

Friday, 01.23.2009 / 9:40 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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All-Star Break: Injuries and Festivities
I know some people have been curious about Scott Walker and Niclas Wallin,  who both left the Canes' most recent game in Pittsburgh with injuries.

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It's very tough to say for sure since players all go their separate ways for vacations during the break and aren't at the rink or in the training room on a daily basis, but neither injury was believed to be too serious as of Tuesday night.

Wallin might miss a few games after the break with a possible recurrence of the ankle injury he suffered earlier in the year.  Those things are persistent, aren't they?  Tim Gleason has been struggling with a similar problem.  Of course, anyone who has ever rolled their ankle knows it's not unusual to have a setback now and then in the longer-term recovery process - both players have had them already.  The break comes at a good time for Wallin.

The team was being on the safe side with Walker, who got a little banged up but actually felt OK to return in the Pittsburgh game.  Don't expect him to miss any time.

As a programming note for the next few days, make sure you check out Mike Sundheim's All-Star blog if you haven't already.  He'll be updating throughout the weekend with the goings-on in Montreal.  We'll also have some live streaming video available on our site (front panel) of the following All-Star festivities, courtesy of the NHL:

Saturday
  • 10 a.m.-Noon -- Practice
  • 4-5:30 p.m. -- NHL Network Red Carpet Show
  • 9-10 p.m. (approximate) NHL Network Post Skills Comp show
Sunday
  • 3:00 pm (could change) Cisco All Access All-Star show
  • 4-5:30 p.m. -- All Star Pre Game Show
  • 9-10 p.m. (approximate) -- All Star Post Game Show

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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