Monday, November 16, 2009

Afternoon Scrum 11/16/09

Hockey headlines for the CBJ and from around the league. Mmmmm... hockey

CBJ vs. Edmonton tonight. See our Four Lines Deep post (below) for our look at the matchup. A few additional tidbits:

  • F Tom Sestito makes his season debut for the CBJ. Filatov will sit tonight to make room. Sestito has 5g, 3a, 8p and 64pim in 16 games for Syracuse thus far. He will likely fit into the fourth line along side Mike Blunden and Jared Boll. Also, D Mike Commodore will sit this game out. This will be the second consecutive game Commie has missed due to conditioning issues.
  • Oilers D Sheldon Souray returned to the lineup last night against Atlanta. Souray had missed 5 weeks recovering from a concussion. Dude came back and played 27 minutes (led the team). The Edmonton Journal will get you up to speed.
  • Last week I mentioned that fans should in no way expect much to be done by the GM's regarding hits to the head. During last weeks GMs meeting in Toronto, the issue was obviously the elephant in the room, yet they GM's managed to ignore it for the most part. They decided to have a panel formed to look at the issue and make recommendations at a later date. THN's Colin Campbell has the story. While they are "looking at the issue" let's hope nobody else gets seriously injured.
  • Finally, here is a great opportunity to help out a very worthwhile cause and to meet some of your favorite Jackets players in the process. Tomorrow night at the Lakes Golf and Country Club you can attend a fund raiser benefiting the Luke Billings Foundation. This organization raises funds to help local children with Cerebral Palsy. Nash, Commodore and Mason are scheduled to attend, so take this opportunity to meet some of the local heroes and help out some disadvantaged kids, you'll be glad you did.

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