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Carter injured … Pronger and Seabrook could be back for Game 5 … Video of Richards elbow on Kaleta

  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers 1-0 loss to the Sabres last night could turn out to be pretty costly. Mike Richards had a 5-minute major for elbowing Patrick Kaleta, and it could be under review by the league. Jeff Carter left with 2 minutes left in the 1st period with what looked like an knee injury after colliding with Tyler Myers. GM Paul Holmgren said Carter is day-to-day. The loss may also signal the return of Chris Pronger who’s been out for the last 5 weeks.
  • Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook traveled with the team and could be in the lineup for Game 5. John Scott could be out of the lineup if Seabrook is back in. Tomas Kopecky has been out with an upper-body injury, is still out.
  • Bill Beacon of the Globe and Mail: Canadiens forward Jeff Halpern practiced yesterday and it looks like he could be ready to go tonight. He’s been out with an undisclosed injury.
  • Damian Cox of the Toronto Star: The Blackhawks won’t have to dismantle again this off-season. They have $51 million committed for next year, and the salary cap is expected to rise to around $62 million next season. Cory Crawford is basically on the only major contract they have to deal with. They could look to add a veteran center, some size and maybe a new backup goalie.
  • Richards elbow on Kaleta. I don’t see him getting suspended.

6 Comments

  1. Joseph

    April 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

    No suspension, shouldn’t have even been a major IMO…

  2. Mark Easson

    April 21, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Agreed.

  3. flyerssuck

    April 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

    So you think its legal to throw elbows to the head?

  4. Lily Martinez

    July 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Also agree.

  5. Merrill

    July 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Maybe the Blackhawks won’t dismantle but the Flyers certainly did. Should be an interesting upcoming season in Philly. Not only are the top two scorers gone, but they were also two of the most popular players. Flyers better start winning from day one or it could get ugly in Philly.

    - M

  6. Marcus

    September 5, 2012 at 12:42 am

    “I play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty, there is nothing you can do.” Wayne Rooney.