Best wishes to former Griffin Michael Nylander as he recovers from a fractured vertebrae sustained during Grand Rapids’ 4-1 win at Rochester last Saturday. During the second period, Nylander fell awkwardly into the corner boards following a legal check by Derek Meech (not Brendan Smith, as he has been misidentified by media outlets from sea to shining sea). He skated off on his own power while play continued but, obviously, did not return to the game.
As reported on the Americans’ web site yesterday, Nylander underwent successful surgery on Monday and is expected to make a full recovery, although the 38-year-old’s season is over.
Glad to hear you’ll be okay, Michael. Get well soon.
Today’s Griffins link:
- Video: Forging future Wings: Chris Chelios (Grand Rapids Griffins)
- AHL weekly release (AHL)
- Barons notebook: TV game a big deal for Barons (Daily Oklahoman)
- Barons’ attendance numbers not a surprise (Daily Oklahoman)
- FYI (Winnipeg Free Press)
- Shootout goats now kings (Winnipeg Free Press)
Alumni news and notes:
- Video: Babcock on Selanne getting “Kronwalled” (Detroit Red Wings)
- Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall is dangerous, but clean, just the way Mike Babcock likes him (MLive)
Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall’s big hits still giving opponents fits (Detroit Free Press)
Niklas Kronwall isn’t worried about questionable hit (Detroit News)
Red Wings’ Jonathan Ericsson (back) ups his skating (Detroit Free Press)
Video: NHL alumni goals