Friday, November 7, 2008

It's official - Evgeni Nabokov is day-to-day with a lower body injury

After last night's game against St. Louis, it's the Sharks and their fans who will be singing the blues. Former Vezina finalist Evgeni Nabokov won the game by stopping Patrik Berglund last night in the shootout, but in the process, shut himself out of what could be a couple of weeks of action by tweaking his left knee.

Considering that Sharks backup Brian Boucher is 2-0-0 in two starts, with TWO SHUTOUTS, I'd say Team Teal is better off than most teams would be in a similar position (um, St. Louis...). Think Pittsburgh last year after Fleury missed significant time - Ty Conklin was absolutely amazing. I anticipate that Boosh will do likewise.

The Sharks have understandably called up Thomas Greiss from Worcester (to serve as Boosh's backup), as well as Brad Staubitz to take over for Jamie McGinn, who was sent back down. My guess is they want some grit to face off against Dallas, Nashville, and Calgary (to say nothing of Phoenix) in the next week. If Jody Shelley is still out with his family after his wife's childbirth (cigars all around!), then we will definitely want someone who can lay into our opponents when needed.

Get well soon, Nabby. GO SHARKS.

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