Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Bad News But a Silver Lining

Michigan hockey got some bad news, with James Dowd from the Michigan Daily (and my hockey team, the Blackbears) reporting that Jason Dest will miss up to a month with a dislocated shoulder. That could keep him out up to--and very possibly through--the GLI. The good news, however, is that x-rays on Jack Johnson's shoulder were negative. He's listed as day-to-day and the general thinking is that if he's practicing on Thursday, he'll play in the game Friday.

More good news is coming, as it appears that Mark Mitera did NOT make the US World Juniors team, and neither did Chris Summers (at defense or forward). That's a big boost for the Wolverines as they'll only be missing two plays for World Juniors (it's great when we have to be happy that we're only missing two players. Balls).

So while we got some good news tonight, it still kind of sucks that heading into a huge weekend against Notre Dame the three questions are:
1) Who is playing goal for us? (Gotta believe it's Sauer...whether that's a good thing or not remains to be seen)
2) Will Jack Johnson be ok to play? (If he's at all able to, he will. He'll suck it up.)
3) Will Andrew Cogliano be able to play Sunday when the Canadian camp starts Sunday night? (My guess would be yes. He's one of the few "locks" for the team. It probably won't hurt him to miss one day of the camp. I bet he gets the ok.)

Those are still not the three areas you'd like to have question marks.....Big weekend coming up!

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