Insider Chart¬†on the latest player news, injury reports, rumors…..
Miroslav Satan (16:14)¬†played on the first line with Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora Monday afternoon against the New York Islanders. Satan played for head coach Dan Bylsma in New York when Bylsma was an assistant coach and recorded 35 goals when Bylsma was behind the bench.¬† One of Bylsma’s primary goals is jumpstarting Satan’s game.
Evgeni Malkin the NHL Points leader recorded his 25th goal of the season against the Islanders and also had 6 takeaways in the game. Malkin defensive game is evolving and over the past month he has been much more of a physical presence.
Defenseman Sergei Gonchar playing in his second game of the season had 23:40 of ice time, recording one assist and also had 7 blocked shots.
The Buffalo Sabres have made an offer for Ryan Whitney according to a well placed source. The Lightning, Av’s and Stars continue to show interest
Defenseman Philippe Boucher has underwent successful foot surgery. Boucher has been a frequent scratch and the last time he practiced was Friday.
Initial Status:¬†Placed on IR¬†(shoulder)
1/14/09: Mike Zigomanis opted for surgery and will be out for up to 6 months.
1/6/09 Mike Zigomanis has missed 17¬† consecutive games with a shoulder injury and the injury is worse than first thought. Zigomanis did see a specialist on last¬†week to get a second opinion and surgery was recommended. Zigomanis has been placed on IR.