Gonchar hurt

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Here are the highlights from last night's game. David Koci's hit that injured Sergei Gonchar is the second highlight.


We're kind of embarrassed that we missed it, but hey, it's the preseason. We need to get into game shape ourselves.

There's still no word on Gonchar's status. He is expected to be evaluated today.

Koci felt the hit was clean.



-The Penguins have sold out 10 games already.

-Forward Luca Caputi has plans on coming back to the NHL.

Atlantic Division

-Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is planning on playing at least 70 games and being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs again.

-The Islanders are bringing Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro back slowly from a hit injury.

-Flyers forward Simon Gagne is ready to take some hits.

Northeast Division

-The Sabres officially unveiled their new "old" third Reebok Edge-Super-Duper-Mega-Ultra-Awesome-Humungo-Women-Will-Want-You Uniform System jerseys. Basically it's their old blue and yellow jerseys with the buffalo jumping over the swords. It's a wonderful jersey but Reebok decided to ruin it by putting some ridiculous vertical stripes down the sides and a white, "deodorant" stain in the armpits. All the jerseys have the player's number on the shoulder as well.

(Photo: Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

-Buffalo signed general manager Darcy Regier to a two-year extension.

-New Bruins forward Michael Ryder is expected to play with Marc Savard.

Southeast Division

-Lightning forward Steven Stamkos made a critical mistake, but saved the day in the shootout win against the Penguins last night.

-Several Penguins praised former teammate and current Lightning forward Gary Roberts.

-Tampa Bay owner and former Penguin Len Barrie tossed out another Southeast Division crown prediction.

-Miami Arena, the original home of the Panthers, is being imploded today.

Central Division

-The Blackhawks have brought in former Ducks defenseman Keith Carney in on a tryout basis.

-Forward R.J. Umberger, who is from around Pittsburgh or something, isn't necessarily guaranteed a spot on the Blue Jackets' first line.

-Forward Darren Helm, a key player for the Red Wings during the playoffs last season, might have trouble making Detroit's NHL roster.

-It's time for the Blues' youth movement to start moving forward.

Northwest Division

-In a shocking development, Wild forward Marian Gaborik is already injured.

-Avalanche forward Paul Stastny is dealing with a shoulder injury.

-Colorado coach Tony Granato is a little bit more prepared for his second stint as the Avalanche's bench boss.

-Flames forward Todd Bertuzzi has been eating some Lean Cuisine.

Pacific Division

-The Sharked hired former Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson, Jr. and former Blackhawks captain Dirk Graham as scouts.

Smythe Division

-Going Five Hole has the schedule for preseason games on the NHL Network.

-The Sprint Center in Kansas City is nice and all, but who's using it?

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