The Free Press is now reporting that Brian Rafalski left practice early today with tightness in his back. Whether or not he can play tomorrow against Edmonton is now uncertain.
What is certain is that the number of injured players on this team is about to hit critical mass. There’s no one left on the current roster to replace him. Either Doug Janik or Jakub Kindl would have to be recalled from Grand Rapids if Raff can’t go tomorrow.
“We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. I skated for about 10 minutes and it just felt tight.”–Brian Rafalski
Patrick Eaves may also miss another game. His sore ankle kept him from skating altogether today.
And the hits just keep on coming.