University of Maine defenseman Mike Lundin recently missed the better part of four games due to an injury suffered when he was slashed on the right hand vs. Merrimack. The tip of Lundin's little finger was nearly sliced completely off and doctors at the game had to re-attach it. He also suffered a broken bone in his finger in the incident.
Yesterday Lundin told the Bangor News that the finger is healing nicely as he gets ready for the team's Frozen Four match-up against Wisconsin.
"It feels a lot better now," he said. "I can move it around. Before, when I'd move it around, I felt a tug, and I didn't want that to happen because it could damage it."
There were no Lightning prospects in action in the QMJHL tonight.
Owen Sound completed a major upset tonight defeating Kitchener 4-3 to win their opening round series 4-1. Marek Bartanus was scoreless and even with 2 penalty minutes.
Radek Smolenak had an assist to help Kingston extend their series with Sudbury by winning 3-0 tonight. Kevin Beech stopped 28 of 31 shots faced in the loss for the Wolves. Sudbury still leads the series 3-2.
Kelowna won a critical game five with Kootenay 4-1 tonight to take a 3-2 series lead. Justin Keller had an assist and was +1 for the Rockets.
I watched the game on B2. Bottom line: the goaltending was wretched tonight (4 soft goals between Boutin and Coleman) and several Falcons players look like they're thinking about tee times more than finishing the season strong. Plus you have 2 debuting defenseman and Tarnasky making up 1/2 of your blueline corps tonight thanks to injuries to Schultz and Rosehill.
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Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Omsk defeated Magnitogorsk 2-1 in overtime today to take a 1-0 lead in their semifinal series. Nikita Alexeev again did not dress for Omsk. Yaroslavl and Kazan begin their series tomorrow.