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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81