Yesterday it came out that Corey Perry underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus and MCL injuries on his right knee. His timetable for return is set for five months, meaning he’ll miss most, if not all, of the Anaheim Ducks season. That same injury may have been aggravating him as far back as last year, resulting in a comparatively lackluster season for Perry.
But he wasn’t the only knee injury that came out yesterday. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that defenseman Seth Jones will miss four to six weeks with an MCL sprain. Jones suffered the injury on Tuesday night while playing against the Buffalo Sabres. Jones may not return before the Sharks face the Blue Jackets on November 1.
Both teams are losing a major player for a significant amount of time. And as Sharks fans know, knee injuries can be a tricky one to come back from. This is a huge blow for both teams.
News & Notes
- Corey Perry Out 5 Months With Knee Injury
- Seth Jones Out Four to Six Weeks with Knee Injury
- In causing-injury news: Robert Bortuzzo will have a hearing with the NHL after elbowing Michal Kempny
- This story is just wild: Report: Jori Lehtera a Suspect in Finnish Cocaine Investigation
- The history of SAP Center is really neat: 25 Years of SAP Center
- This is the single best Erik Karlsson moment since becoming a Shark:
Asked Erik Karlsson today about the time his new partner Vlasic speared him in Ottawa in 2016.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) September 26, 2018
Karlsson: "Oh fuck, I haven’t even brought that up yet.”
(Turns to Vlasic): “(Remember) when you tried to end my life in Ottawa two years ago?”
Vlasic: “Didn’t work.”
Scores & Recaps
- Detroit Red Wings 3, Boston Bruins 2 (OT) [Winging It In Motown, Stanley Cup of Chowder recap]
- Buffalo Sabres 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 5 [Die By The Blade gamethread, Pensburgh gamethread]
- Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Montreal Canadiens 3 [Pension Plan Puppets recap, Habs EOTP storystream]
- Winnipeg Jets 3, Minnesota Wild 4 [Arctic Ice Hockey recap, Hockey Wilderness gamethread]
- Dallas Stars 3, Colorado Avalanche 1 [Defending Big D, Mile High Hockey recap]
- New York Islanders 4, New York Rangers 3 (OT) [Lighthouse Hockey recap, Blueshirt Banter]
- Los Angeles Kings 4, Anaheim Ducks 7 [Jewels From The Crown, Anaheim Calling gamethread]