TUES Injury Update: Boyle, Theodore, Garrison, Ellerby, Corvo
(4/24/12) Looking ahead to tonight, there's only one game on the schedule. The Panthers look to finish off the Devils, but the Cats are a little banged up. They're expected to be missing Jason Garrison and Keaton Ellerby, both of whom missed Game 5 while nursing lower-body ailments. Head coach Kevin Dineen confirmed this morning that Garrison is out, while Ellerby is a game-time decision. As well, Jose Theodore is doubtful with an undisclosed injury, so Scott Clemmensen will get another start between the pipes.
The Rangers downed Ottawa 3-2 last night to force a seventh and deciding game, but they had to do it without Brian Boyle, who suffered a concussion in Game 5. Boyle is considered questionable for Game 7 on Thursday, but our guess is that he won't to suit up.
According to ESPN, Coyotes D-man Rostislav Klesla left the ice following a collision just moments into last night's game, but he returned in the second period with a "red and puffy eye," wearing a protective cage on his helmet. Meanwhile, teammate Michal Rozsival suffered an upper-body injury when he was slammed into the glass, and he's now listed as questionable for Game One of the Coyotes' second round series against the Predators.
Lastly, the Bs may be without defenseman Joe Corvo again for Wednesday's Game 7. Corvo missed Game 6 after blocking a shot in the previous matchup, and he's still listed as questionable with a lower-body injury. However, Corvo was on the ice today for practice, so we'll assume he's more than 50% likely to be able to go.