With Kari no injured, it will give us a chance to see Bachman (or Besko). Obviously we don't know how long Kari will be out for, but it looks very similar to the Nabokov injury earlier this season who is out for 3-4 weeks. I'm sure it will be 2 + weeks, now I hope i'm wrong but I'm just speaking realistically because it looked bad.
I'm pretty disappointed ATM, Kari is our backbone and he's out. But in a way i'm a bit excited to see how Bachs/Besko will do if they are given a shot.
andrewsdsp Mark Stepneski
Lehtonen is a groin injury. Unlikely for Monday. Daley (back) is unlikely Monday. Fiddler (groin) is day-to-day. All still being evaluated.
Groin issue is a lot better than a knee injury or even worse an MCL/ACL. I'm guessing he'll be out 2-3 weeks, like last year when he had that scare with his groin. Might not be the end of the world especially with our schedule upcoming.
Probably something like that. Wathier definitely won't be on the 3rd line. Fistric will probably be paired with Pardy because it seems like he's comfortable at right D, seeing as he's played on the right with Pardy before.