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Poti injured, out tonight vs. New Jersey

Defenseman Tom Poti is hurt and won't play tonight against the Devils, Coach Bruce Boudreau said moments ago.

Boudreau declined to say what's wrong with Poti or when he was hurt, but he did say that he doesn't believe the injury is serious.

"It's a body injury," Boudreau said. "It's not long term. It's not a bad injury. It's something where he'll probably practice with us tomorrow."

Poti finished Wednesday's game and took the morning skate today.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  December 26, 2009; 5:22 PM ET
 
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"It's a BODY injury," Boudreau said
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Thanks for narrowing it down for us, Brucie...

Posted by: Hatfield223 | December 26, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

HAHA that is so funny. "It's a body injury"... really? What else could it be? ;)

Posted by: vtcaps08 | December 26, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

This is a little suspicious. Poti hasn't exactly been playing well lately, and SOMEBODY was going to have to be a scratch on defense tonight (along with Sloan).

If BB says he'll 'probably practice with us tomorrow' could it be that they decided to make Poti a healthy scratch and didn't want to embarass him (or call attention to his lackluster play among possible trade suitors)?

Posted by: chombie13 | December 26, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I think it's a mind injury. Or a soul injury.

Posted by: richmondphil | December 26, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

He has a bruised belly and can't lay on the ice so he'll miss tonight's game.

Posted by: JSchon | December 26, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

"It's a body injury."

That's one of the best Bruce quotes yet.

Posted by: blindskateluke | December 26, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"It's a body injury."

That's one of the best Bruce quotes yet.

Posted by: blindskateluke | December 26, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

That time of the month....

Posted by: Leeguru | December 26, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Sweeden's junior team is looking nice...their hockey development seems to have really stepped it up the past few years.

Posted by: capscoach | December 26, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Sweeden's junior team is looking nice...their hockey development seems to have really stepped it up the past few years.

Posted by: capscoach | December 26, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

What's up with having Neuvy against Brodeur? Why not Varly? It is a gutsy move from BB thoough. Certainly a great learning experience for the kid.

Posted by: caraveli | December 26, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

A body injury. As opposed to a bruised psyche or hurt feelings like Theo.

Posted by: Wiley_One1 | December 27, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

"A body injury" hmmmm.....

Am I the only one who notices a trend of increasing vagueness? Used to be "Strained MCL" or "High ankle sprain".

Then "Upper body injury" (i.e., betweeen the hip and the top of the head) or "Lower Body Injury" (i.e., between the shoulder and the sole of the foot).

Now it's "A body injury" ROFLMAO

IMHO, The NHL's front offices secretly enjoy fueling rampant speculation and argument about the nature of player injuries.

What sweet treat will next emerge from this piƱata of glibness?


I predict that the next logical progression will be something like this:

COACH: "A player was definitely injured in tonight's game"
PRESS: "Who was it, Coach?"
COACH: "I can't tell you that"

Or maybe this:

NHLOTF Announcer: "Welcome to tonight's edition of NHL On The Fly. The big story this evening is that soemwhere in the NHL a player might be injured, but League policy prohibits disclosure of the players' identites, the nature of the injuries, or even which teams have injured players on their rosters"

Isn't this getting to be a bit silly?

Posted by: Rhino40 | December 28, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

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