A hip injury sidelined Comrie beginning on November 24th and forced him to have surgery on December 29th.
When he did play for the Penguins, he wasn’t very effective, going without a goal and earning just five assists in 16 games during his abbreviated 2010-11 season. Then again, that injury might have been bothering him the entire time for all we know.
Shelly Anderson also points out that backup goalie Brent Johnson is day-to-day with a minor injury, so Brad Thiessen will dress behind Marc-Andre Fleury tonight. These aren’t the kind of additions (or subtractions) that really make a difference for the Penguins, unless Comrie ends up being a bigger asset that he was so far this season.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger