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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72