It seems these injuries always happen after a long slump. Look out Lang! I think we'll be alright. Heck, these injuries might be good for us because it hardens the team's resolve and ability to persevere. I suspect Koivu will be back sooner than originally planned now, then we can call up Chips and Pac and send down Maxwell. Besides the injury to Komisarek, our D has been healthy though (almost a detriment since we don't get to see what Weber can do). But with all the injuries, what will our leading goal scorer have? 25? Fewer?
We've already had a glimpse of Pacioretty. What we'll probably see is Pacioretty taking regular shifts with the Habs for the next month or so. What it also means is that with so many players on the injured list, Gainey won't be making any trades for awhile.