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Update on Varlamov

Here's the latest on goaltending prospect Simeon Varlamov: he's been diagnosed with a small tear in an ankle ligament and has been ruled out for the world championships. He'll have to wear a cast for a little while and won't be able to skate for at least three weeks, reports Slava at Sport Express.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 3, 2008; 3:44 PM ET
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that sucks i could never go three weeks with out skating, and playing in the world championships would have been great for him.

Posted by: DC FURY | May 3, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

that sucks i could never go three weeks with out skating, and playing in the world championships would have been great for him.

Posted by: DC FURY | May 3, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

What was that link for the games again?

Posted by: pmoravek | May 3, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

sorry for the double post i'm not sure how that happened

Posted by: DC FURY | May 3, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Varlamov's injury is less serious than Neuvirth's at least. That's good news.

Posted by: Gelf | May 3, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

So let's see, Neuvirth has a torn meniscus and Varlamov has a torn ankle ligament. That's just great.

Posted by: b.orr4 | May 3, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Backstrom had a goal and an assist today!

Our young goalies still have time. Hopefully, they can recover soon. It's not like we need them tomorrow.

Posted by: 828 | May 3, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

get well soon, but WE NEED HUET!!! he's keeping france in the game right now, 35 saves on 38 shots, some real dandies too, down 3-1 after 2.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 3, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

@b.orr4: I don't like the injuries to the goalies either, but they don't seem major, and injuries are part of the game. Best they learn that - and what it takes to rehab (if they haven't already). That's all part of getting ready for the NHL.

BTW: I wonder if OV ever had a serious injury in all his playing?

Posted by: Dezlboy | May 3, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is the Flyers better beat the Pens! As much as I hate the Flyers, I can still stomach them better than the Pens.

Posted by: Kim | May 3, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and glad to see Nicky is doing his part at Worlds. Hope our young goalies heal fast. I realize that we were not expecting them next season, but still would like to see Varlamov get some good experience at Hershey next year.

Hope we are keeping the lines of communication open between our office and Huet's agent.

Posted by: Kim | May 3, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Aren't the Ranger's still playing Pitts, Kim?

Posted by: Greg S. | May 3, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and for the record, I hate plumbing. I think I know what my problem is, though. I don't think I show enough butt crack...

Posted by: Greg S. | May 3, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

hey guys!
can't type much. Montreal series was the weirdest ive ever watched i think... World Series is shaping up into some good hockey... lots of caps youth there. I'm going to keep my posts limited on here for a while. I was going to post at then end of the series so we can talk offseason about the caps and what not, but was going to come on whether in high times or low times... and with luck... a lot of luck... its high times...I know you guys don't know who to cheer for in this penn match up which i think will take place next week i'll leave you with one thought before the series.... Sidney Crosby.... just think about it
(i'm avoiding the trolls and getting bashed I figure all that will happen during the playoffs so i'll wait till the playoffs are over to come back on... nothing against you guys!)
allright till later enjoy hockey, hopefully your all getting to the rinks frequently before the summer weather turns these rinks into snow flakes and water!

Posted by: Jeff (philly) | May 3, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Every team has played once thus far at the Workd Championships in Canada. After 2 days of tabulating stats for FHWCT, this is how I have standings.

1st oo7 - [63.25] It Semin, not Ovechkin that got the headlines on opening night. Our very own Sascha netter 2 goals and helped on another and was very Selke-like +4 vs an underwhelming ITA team. oo7 also got big points from his pair of goalies and sits well above the standings, but its early.

2nd Honed - [48.00] Honed guessed correctly in the Russian netminder sweepstakes, as Yeremenko got the nod in the first game vs ITA. Her other goalie, Nickalas Backstrom of FIN was hardly challenged. Honed also got quality scoring from her bluelines, Paul Martin and Jan Hejda who both got her 6 points each.

3rd Sombrero Guy - [43] Not having a starting goalie is the reason why SG is closer to oo7. Varlamov went down due to injury. Ersberg did not play in game 1 and will probably not see mush action if Lundquist joins the SWE team after the NYR playoff fun ends. SG had an amazing performance by Radim Vrbata and great showings from Visnovsky and Getzlaf.

4th Steve R - [42.25] Dany Heatley anchored team SR with 2 goals and an assist as CAN horsewhipped SLO. Gerber was the only goalie playing for SR and got a expected win over FRA. Robert Nilsson also faired nicely with 1 goal and 1 assist.

5th Jeff (DC) - [41.00] Hirsch and Huet got peppered with shots and lost but Jeff got solid points from them. Denis Grebeshkov had even strength assist and was +3 to get Jeff 9 points. Ovie got a goal and was +2, for a modest 5 points. Jeff will surely be looking to replace Sam Gagner and Alexander Edler in the supplemental draft.

6th JSchon - [35.75] Two of the top goalies playing in the tournament belong to JSchon, other than that not much to speak of. JSchon's forwards didnt do anything of note , the blueliners were ok. Look for JSchon to find a couple of producing forwards in the SD to be held May 7th.

7th jmu_capsgirl - [29.75] Lost out in the starting goalie sweepstakes with team RUS, but got good points out of Masalskis, who was brow beaten with 45 SOG. Her mostly Russian team was just ok otherwise. She will definitely need to replace Medvedev who was left off of the roster.

8th Jordan - [27.00] No goalies in action for Jordan spells bad news. Jordan will need a lot of help on draft day as neither Ramo or Anderson seem likely to get many starts. Jordan will also have to figure out to do with Immonen and Widing who both were left off of their national teams rosters.

More games today... Highlighted by RUS vs CZE in a heavyweight duel.

01:00 PM EST CZE - RUS
07:00 PM EST ITA - DEN
07:15 PM EST USA - SLO

Posted by: JSchon | May 4, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

You don't hate the Penguins Kim. What you object to is all that unfettered provincialism in the seats.

Pittsburg sends all their rejects here, doing us absolutely no good whatsoever. If we could send our rejects there, we could raise the average IQ of both places.

Posted by: Old Bob | May 4, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Just goes to show, it looks like in the FHWCT goalies win championships. Hopefully Pascal gets the nod over Ward today...

Posted by: Steve R | May 4, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Old Bob,

I thought the smart ones leave Pittsburg..

Posted by: Steve R | May 4, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

After Corey Price's game yesterday, I wonder if the Canadiens had any daydreams about Huet.

Posted by: Joe B | May 4, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

hey jeff why havent you killed yourself yet? please do. also, dont come back after the playoffs either, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. did i say kill yourself yet? well kill yourself

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

@ anonymous
It wasn't Jeff threatening suicide, it was someone called "The MAN" I think. Besides, wishing someone to kill himself is despicable. If he ever comes back, Jeff is welcome here. It's trolls like you that I wish I never read again.

@Joe B
I agree. Price made some good saves actually, but the Flyers kinda ran over him. They had a couple of high sticks uncalled - however I stand by my opinion that they're playing really good hockey.

Posted by: mauree | May 4, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse


I wasn't advocating sending their rejects back, although almost by definition, they would be our rejects too. So, you got me.

Posted by: Old Bob | May 4, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse


what high sticks that werent called?

all in all it looked like a good effort by philly to take out the Habs. Maybe Price isnt all he is cracked up to be. He looked lost out there.

They didnt really run him much. It was no worse than was the canadiens were doing to Biron.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm not too worried about a sprained ankle. At least he didn't break both ankles and have to be euthanized on the ice. (see Kentucky Derby)

Posted by: Matt | May 4, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

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