WEDS Injury Update: Theodore, Vokoun, Hossa
(4/25/12) There was only one game played last night, and there's only one on the schedule again tonight, so it's mostly quiet on the injury front today. However, there are a couple of important developments we're following.
As expected, Jose Theodore missed last night's game for the Panthers - a 3-2 loss to the Devils - and Scott Clemmensen manned the crease. There's really not too much information out there on this one, we can't even give you upper or lower-body, but we do know that Florida coach Kevin Dineen told reporters today that Theodore will start game 7 if he's available. Dineen was quoted as saying, "I just watched (Theodore) out there for a few minutes and he looked pretty good... It gives that option to go with him. That will be a health based decision."
Based on the fact that he was able to practice today, we'll say Theodore is probably a go, but we'll know more tomorrow and we'll confirm at that point.
Also as expected, Jason Garrison and Keaton Ellerby were held out of action last night. Both players remain questionable going into Game 7.
As for tonight's deciding matchup between the Bruins and Capitals, there are no new injuries to report. We can confirm that Tomas Vokoun has resumed light practice and has been taking a few shots, but he's still nowhere near a return. And even if he somehow recovers before the Caps exit from the playoffs, Braden Holtby has taken the job and ran away it.
And, we'll leave you with an "update" on the status of Marian Hossa and his head injury. There's a story from ESPN today with Hawks GM Stan Bowman making a statement essentially saying he thinks Hossa will be fine... eventually. Bowman was quoted by ESPN, "We don't approach that any differently than a different injury. We're here in April and training camp doesn't open until September. That's a lot of time to be rested and prepared and training in the offseason." So... yeah. It's not really new information, but it's kinda comforting, isn't it? We thought we'd pass it along...