Definitely a tough break for Tropp. The situation was a great opportunity for him to continue developing his offense with good linemates. Also, I think this was the year to show he belonged and that he was a NHL player (once the CBA gets ironed out). Assuming Armia comes over next season, there could be a numbers pinch on RW with Poms, Stafford, Armia, and Kaleta on the big club--I don't think they'd bring Armia over to play in the AHL. More importantly, he should be able to get fully rehabbed and be 100% for training camp next season.
Apparently on WGR, Hamilton commented that he didn't really notice Gauthier-Leduc 'good or bad' Friday night.
Good job media.
EDIT: Not apparently. Actually did.
Jeremy White asked Paulie Nuts about how Gauthier-Leduc's play was, since he was very interested. Hamilton made the 'I didn't notice him good or bad' comment.
Yep, I was listening to the podcast this morning and almost spit my coffee out listening to it.
I don't know what's worse, White pimping him to Hamilton and asking him how he looked, not knowing he was hurt despite the pimpage....or Hamilton actually being at the game and not knowing that JGL wasn't even in the damn lineup. You would've thought if he didn't do his HW beforehand, he would've heard it when the announced scratches...or I don't know, while watching the game know which 6 dmen are playing and JGL isn't one of them.
Just a quick Rochester Americans’ injury update following practice this morning:
Center Cody Hodgson (broken bone in his right hand) will be out “a couple weeks,” coach Ron Rolston said. Hodgson suffered the injury against the Phantoms on Oct. 27 and did play in Friday’s 3-2 shootout victory over Hamilton. But while he skated a regular shift (19:08 of ice time, but just one OT shift), he really was not effective and had just one shot on goal. Since his game is based on his creativity with the puck, and since the break limits what he can do, “a couple weeks” could definitely mean more than two.
I remember that sequence and Hodgson took a retaliatory elbow shortly thereafter when he didn't get the call. As for JGL, I believe he's been a healthy scratch for the last two weeks, so it's not surprising to hear Rolston wants to give him a game soon. Kevin O also noted that Varone's been ill and hasn't been practicing; he's questionable for this weekend's games:
Kevin Oklobzija @kevinoDandC
#Amerks C Phil Varone said illness kept him out of practice. Coach Ron Rolston said he isn't sure if Varone will play on the weekend.
Sekera (cut hand; got stitches in a finger) was injured in Wednesday's game and has missed the last two Slovan games; meanwhile, Ehrhoff (head) left Friday's game after being boarded, but played today so I guess his absence was more of a precautionary measure.
Second concussion to Armia this season, now he has been sidelined indefinitely. It came when ex-NHL'er Ramzi Abid checked him straight to head. First there was no penalty but Abid was later suspended for four games.
Noticed this is not here though it happened a week ago.