This is the one injury that could change the tide. It certainly did last year.
A slide would certainly hurt but it all goes back to the expectations at the start of this season(for me at least). I'd honestly be more disappointed if Fletcher made another ill-advised(Barker) knee-jerk trade to try to make a quick fix(Kobasew) than to watch things spiral out of control.
All I ask is that the guys don't come back until they are ready. These injuries suck, and we desperately need them in the lineup. But the LAST thing we need is for a guy to come back early, aggravate the injury and make it worse, only to make the recovery twice as long. I'd rather have them sit a few extra games (and heal properly) now rather than missing weeks or months by bouncing on and off the IR when the race to the postseason really heats up.
Good stuff. From what the pbp guys were saying last night about Butch, it sounded like he could have played but Yeo decided not to as a precaution. He definitely could have helped, but I'm not too messed up about it.