Sunday, May 21, 2006

Flu bug bites the Oilers

Here's The Globe and Mail's Grant Kerr from Anaheim:
Four of the Edmonton Oilers will be making game-time decisions regarding availability for Sunday's second game of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Forward Raffi Torres and defencemen Jason Smith, plus Marc-Andre Bergeron missed the morning skate when they stayed at the team hotel due to illness. Forward Ales Hemsky also missed practice due to what head coach Craig MacTavish termed an upper-body injury.
At some point, you had to think the scheduling differences between the Oilers and Ducks would come into play in this series, and from this news, it seems that's going to happen sooner than we thought. Smith would be the biggest loss for Edmonton, although I'd be stunned to see the captain sit out a conference finals game due to the flu.


At 11:38 p.m., May 21, 2006, Blogger mike w said...

Doesn't matter. He he!

At 11:44 p.m., May 21, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

You waited a full minute and a half after the game ended MW! That's some restraint.

At 12:03 a.m., May 22, 2006, Blogger Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

I missed the pregame and Kerr's column. I thought MAB and Torres were scratches.

Thought it was a good change.

I think Smith would have to be, well, dead, to miss a game.

At 1:19 a.m., May 22, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

I think Smith would have to be, well, dead, to miss a game.

Or amputated.

Apparently, they had to ambulance him out after G1 because of dehydration. That's nuts.

And I also liked Tarnstrom and Peterson for Bergeron and Torres. Notice how our penalty minutes dipped tonight? Now, if we can just get Roli to stop taking penalties, and keep that two-game point streak (?!) alive...


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