The injury took place 13 days before game 1 of round two. The recovery time listed in that article is anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks so it is possible that he's not that far off from being 100%.
Either way it'll slow him down for sure but than again it's not like he had speed to burn in the first place. Sundin will have his impact on the PP and if he can produce anything 5 on 5 then consider it a bonus.
Centre Ryan Johnson was hurt when he blocked a shot in the second period and appeared to favour his right hand. Johnson missed 20 games this season with a broken index finger on the same hand. While Johnson didnít miss a shift, he was in obvious pain. Demitra was also briefly attended to after he tried to deliver a hit to Chicago defenceman Brian Campbell along the end boards.Demitra seemed to injure his shoulder on the play.
Someone on CDC mentioned that Ryan Johnson would get x-rays done tomorrow (source team1040) I missed that, so hopefully someone here can tell me if they heard it too.
Any updates on Johnson's X-rays? I know he went on the trip to Chicago but nothing was said if the X-rays came back negative or not. There was an article on either the Sun or Province's website saying his fingers were stretched straight (but likely because of the original fracture/break)
Yep, Luongo especially. He really needs to get back to his solid play from the St.Louis series.
Yeah it looks like he lost the groove that he was in and honestly we can't be suprised either. This is a guy that gets in a groove and then gets on a roll. If he doesn't continue playing then he has to start all over again and find that groove.
If he finds that groove then the Hawks are in trouble. But if he doesn't find that groove then Vancouver could easily be in trouble.
Most of us said this would be a 6 or 7 game series and it looks like it'll be that way for sure.
Think about it this way. If it comes down to game 7 on home ice it's tough to not like the Canucks chances unless the injury bug continues to bite them.
I wouldn't be suprised if every semi final series goes at least 6 games.
I would love to hear an update on Johnson. I expect him to play either way but it would be good to hear if the X-rays came back negative. Like Cherry said, he really does need some extra protection on that right hand - maybe he can borrow LaBarbera's blocker for the PK.