Lindy Ruff just announced that Jochen Hecht had to have another procedure on his finger yesterday and will be out for "weeks, not days." Looks like he's out for the entire series, perhaps longer if the Sabres advance.
last year I feel like I would have been elated for him to have been out for a young guy in his place, but this is rough, he is perhaps the one forward whose style of play is the perfect example of what is required in playoff hockey.
I'm looking at Torres right now, as he is the guy I think has the best skillset to come in and replace Hecht.
Very much so. I said in the injury thread a few days ago that losing Hecht could be a crippling blow to the team. I really feel that he is one of the main pieces that has made this team a success this year. Hecht in the lineup changes the complexion of two lines completely.
edit: They really Torres to step up and be an impact player now.