Hamrlik likely to play

Defenceman Roman Hamrlik missed practice today but he joined his teammates on the flight to Minnesota and is likely to play tomorrow night against the Wild.

Hamrlik left Tuesday’s game against Carolina after he was struck in the left calf by a shot. He suffered a cut which required several stitches.

"There was a lot of pain last night but it’s much better today," said Hamrlik. "I’ll skate tomorrow and then it will be a game-time decision."

But coach Guy Carbonneau seemed to indicate the decision has been made. Said Carbo: "I don’t see any reason why he won’t be able to play. We just have to protect the wound."


  1. MikeMcLaren says:

    Man alive that sounds like it hurts.

    I could see a big bruise on a calf, but a shot hard enough it broke skin?



  2. RetroMikey says:

    Oh those Russians & Eastern Europeans are tough as nails in hockey!
    “We will win the Cup only with Carey Price in the nets”

  3. J.T. says:

    Thank heavens Hammer’s likely to play. Picturing the lineup without him makes you realize how very thin the team is on NHL-ready D.


  4. Harani says:

    I don’T care what it takes but I don’t want to Brisebois on the lineup against a team like the Wild….Hmmr can even play half-injured but no Breezer!

  5. Chorske says:

    Nice. Awesome news. Looks like those offerings to the Hockey Gods payed off.

  6. sidhu says:

    In other words, a banged up Hammer is far better than a healthy Breezer

  7. Bugs says:

    Seem to remember a spell of a few games last year without the Hamr that didn’t go to well, aye.
    As Mio, Hiccup and the Booninator were discussing on the podcast, our defensive “depth” means we got a lot of defensemen in the lineup and in the wings who can PLAY, not who are KICK ASS like Marky, Komo and the Hamr are. Can’t afford to lose the Hamr, aye.
    As fer the Breezer, c’mon. He’s paid his dues. He KNOWS his role. He plays it PERFECTLY.
    Don’t seem to remember the bashings when he won the 1-0 game against Boston for us. Use him PROPERLY and he will shoot back up your X-Mas list.
    The man is 62-years-old, ferpetessakes! He CAN’T play three games straight, c’mon. I’m the first to admit how poorly he played his last two games. I wasn’t SURPRISED, though; he’s 62-years-old. Can’t play him too much. Same reason I can’t run my computer too long either. They both crash. Doesn’t mean they don’t run fine when you start’em up after a rest.
    So every once in awhile, to rest others, in an easy game, put the Breezer in.
    And he’ll do fine, maybe get another game-winning goal in the playoffs…
    Let’s leave the Breezer alone, what say thee?
    Et Guillaume aussi, tant qu’à y être. Il est peut-être “lent”, mais son talent est indéniable.
    Let him play. He’ll find his way onto your X-Mas list too.
    That’s a Bugs Guarantee.
    Peace Out
    Lord Bugs Potter, esq. Earl of Fluppitburg, Baron of Flopshlupshire and Knight of the Flannel Republic.

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