Friday, September 10, 2004

Jagr Questionable, Brodeur Hurt, Redden Ready?

Nothing much new on the Jagr front, should hear something more today but as it stands right now, it sounds like their is a very good chance he will not be in the Czech lineup Saturday.

Meanwhile Wade Redden skated yesterday and looks close to returning to the lineup. This is a surprise to me, as shoulder injuries usually take a while to heal. The question is do you take Bouwmeester, who has played well, out of the lineup in order to insert Redden who is probably only at 80%? We should find out more today when Redden takes some contact in practice.

Okay so you're probably wondering what's up with Brodeur? Brodeur hurt his wrist against the Slovaks, an MRI showed that the wrist is not broken but swelling could keep Brodeur out of the lineup. Take this for what it's worth:

"According to sources, the MRI result was completely negative for any break and both the coaching and management staff fully expect Brodeur to be in the net tomorrow night when Canada takes on the Czech Republic in a semifinal. Brodeur has a deep bruise and likely won't practise today, but will be ready to play tomorrow night."

Should Brodeur not be able to play, Roberto Luongo will get the call. Not a bad backup I guess ;).

Here is the full story from the Toronto Star

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