Thread: Injury Report: Matt Carkner
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11-30-2011, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
There has been a few games this yr where Ottawa has missed Carkner's toughness. I thought that last night watching the Winnipeg game that they were taking liberties including the Karlsson hit along the boards & pushing Greening into the net & boards. Unbelievable there was no call on that, if it was Crosby the guy would have been banned from the NHL.

IMO Kuba will be traded if Murray can find a trading partner but likely not until the trade deadline. Lee's days in Ottawa are also numbered & he could either be placed on waivers or traded or released at the end of the yr. Depending on how long Kuba is out Lee will likely replace him until Carkner is ready. Let's not expect too much from Carkner coming off knee surgery, he will need some time to get comfortable again, maybe a fight or two.
The Jets were just using an aggressive forecheck, Carkner's presence wouldn't have change anything, none of the checks were of the variety that sparks a fight.

In the case of Karlsson, that is just what happens when a guy 260 plus bumps into a guy that might be 180. It wasn't a dirty hit.

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