THURS Injury Update: Sedin, Hossa, Alfie, Halak
(4/19/12) Daniel Sedin parachuted into Los Angeles to save the day last night, and he played extremely well in his 2012 playoff debut. He notched an assist and logged his regular minutes, and he appeared to escape the game without any setbacks. If you're in a playoff league that uses a bench, go ahead and get Danny boy in the lineup.
We don't really have any new information on Marian Hossa's injury, but we do know he will not be active for tonight in Game Four.
There's also no change in the status of Daniel Alfredsson. He missed last night's game and remains questionable for Game Five as he attempts to recover from a concussion.
Meanwhile, the Coyotes are expected be without Martin Hanzal and Lauri Korpikoski again tonight. Head coach Dave Tippett told reporters that both players are out, however Hanzal called himself a game-time decision.
The Blues will go with Brian Elliott again in Game Four, as Jaroslav Halak is not ready to play. Halak left Game Two with a lower-body injury, did not suit up for Game Three, and was seen in a walking cast on Tuesday. Jake Allen draws in as back-up.
Ottawa forward Jesse Winchester left last night's game with an undisclosed upper-body injury. He went to the dressing room during the second period and failed to answer the bell for the third. He's questionable for Game Five.
And lastly, Caps defenseman John Erskine is expected to make his series debut tonight. He missed the final six games of the regular season and first three of the playoffs with a lower-body injury.