Hockey News: Injuries for Vokoun and Gagner; Suspensions for Clarkson and Kassian?

 

If you didn’t catch the mayhem in the Sabres/Leafs game last night, you may want to have a look. Goalie fight alert! [YouTube]

Here’s a breakdown of exactly how and why all the fighting started. [Puck Daddy]

David Clarkson’s heart was in the right place, but seriously what was he thinking? [Globe and Mail]

(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

(Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

John Scott may have lost some fans for picking on a guy half his size, but he helped a division rival lose one of their best players. And isn’t that the point of having an enforcer? [National Post]

The Leafs may also lose Phil Kessel for his fancy stick-work. [Habs Eye on the Prize]

Therefore even more reason for Toronto to sign Mason Raymond. [Fighting for Stanley]

Zack Kassian is facing suspension for breaking Sam Gagner’s jaw. Busy day for Brendan Shanahan. [The Province]

How will the Oilers fare without Gagner? [Edmonton Journal]

Veteran Brendan Morrow has landed with the St. Louis Blues. [St. Louis Game Time]

The Washington Capitals will host the Winter Classic in 2015. Another banner to hang from their rafters. [CTV News]

Tomas Vokoun will be out indefinitely, leaving the Penguins roster in a bind (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Tomas Vokoun will be out indefinitely, leaving the Penguins roster in a bind (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Scary news: Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun is out indefinitely because of a blood clot. [Pensburgh]

Even more scary: That means Marc-Andre Fleury will have to carry the load in goal for Pittsburgh. [Trib Live]

Nail Yakupov is already up to his old tricks again. [NBC]

Still a stand-off in contract talks between Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers. [New York Post]

John Tortorella vs. an x-ray machine. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Is this the year Mark Scheifele makes the NHL for good? [NHL]

And finally, if you want to see Claude Giroux shoot pucks into a bucket, today is your lucky day! [Sportsnet]

Marcy Di Michele

Marcy Di Michele

A hockey player, and huge sports fan, Marcy has worked as a Sports Journalist for the esteemed online magazine Suite 101 in addition to being a Lead Writer at the Hockey Writers.
Marcy Di Michele

2 Comments

  1. Although I’m a Leaf fan I don’t agree with the stick swinging from Kessel). It sets up a great regular season battle (like they needed that) which is just around the corner!

  2. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were suspensions for some of the players in the Brawl but just think, it’s only pre-season and sets the stage for some great games!

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