As the Associated Press reported today, the injuries are piling up for the Philadelphia Flyers. Now that the Capitals' health is improving, the massage table is now in your court, Flyers.
Though it's funny to hear the Flyers general manager to give his assessment on their walking wounded.
"I don't remember it being like this," general manager Paul Holmgren said Monday. "When you're in a position where you're dressing less than 18 healthy skaters, it's obviously not a good situation to be in." — AP
Thanks Captain Obvious. Surely no one else in the league knows your pain.
The Flyers are without Joffrey Lupul, Antero Nittymaki, Jonathon Kalinski, Claude Giroux, Aaron Asham, Darroll Powe, Josh Gratton and Simon Gagne.
The AP reported that Asham, Powe and Gratton are questionable for Tuesday's Capitals tilt and Holmgren expects Gange to play.
Thanks to Tarik's update, we've learned that the Caps are slowly working back to 100 percent now, having Sergei Fedorov and Tomas Fleischmann expected to go Friday.
That leaves Tom Poti and John Erskine as the remaining players on the injured list who began the season with Washington, he reported. Hell, the situation is getting so good that we even might see Brian Pothier suit up by the end of the season. But that one is a huge maybe.
In the past 10 games, the Flyers have gone 5-3-2, slipping in the Atlantic Division while the Caps posted a 9-1 record, with that lone loss coming against the Flyers on Dec. 20, a 7-1 beatdown.
Since the Capitals' success has been attributed to its great depth in Hershey, let's take a glance at the farm teams' records, too, even know we both know where this is going.
Hershey has gone 6-4 in its last 10 dealing with its own injuries within call-ups and tournament participants. And the Phantoms? They're 4-6 with six consecutive losses.
All I'm saying that Tuesday night, payback's gonna be a bitch, and it's already showing. I'll be in Section 415 witnessing.