Spared the Misery


Your Ottawa Senators announced today that a few Sens are done for the season and will be spared the misery of playing out the last 17 games of the year. Beginning their summer a little early will be Milan Michalek, Peter Regin and Matt Carkner.

Michalek  has a broken foot which has caused him to miss the last three games and will put him on the shelf for at least four weeks. He may be back in time to play a few games at the end of the season, but management will probably opt to shut him down for the rest of the season. Coming off major knee surgery this past off-season, Michalek finally seemed to find his game and his speed. With seven points in his last seven games, Michalek was trying to turn around his horrible season. If he is indeed done for the year, Michalek ends the 2010-2011 campaign with16 goals and 29 points. Hopefully Michalek can rehab his foot and take the summer to get stronger as he has suffered through two injury-plagued seasons in Ottawa. Check out this video of Michalek talking about his injury

Regin’s injury is more severe as he suffered a dislocated shoulder on February 19th against the Maple Leafs when he was hit awkwardly into the boards by Joey Crabb. Having missed six games already, Regin will miss the rest of the year as he had surgery to repair his injuried shoulder. With a four-to-six month timeline for rehab, Regin will spend now till August trying to get stronger and preparing for training camp in September. Having a dissappointing season, Regin’s stat line reads 3 goals and 17 points. With more expected from him, whether fair or unfair, Regin will have a make-or-break year next season. With many vets gone through trades, Regin has a chance to solidify a spot in the top nine forwards next season. It will all depend on what kind of summer he has this year. Check out this video of Regin speaking about his injury.

Carkner  has had knee troubles for the last couple of months. Missing the last three games, Carkner had arthroscopic surgery to repair damage to his knee after the pain and swelling became unmanageable. With a two-to-four week rehab timeline, management will probably opt to shut him down too for the rest of the season as Ottawa is giving tryouts to their defensive prospects in the system to see who is ready for the NHL.

As for the injury status of captain Daniel Alferdsson, coach Clouston stated that Alfie still hopes to play again this season, but it is highly doubtful (and pointless) he will. Pascal Leclaire  was updated to as not ready for game action – surprise, suprise!!

(video courtesy of SensTV)


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