Well this is bad news...Dany Sabourin is out 2-3 months for knee surgery.
And Braden Holtby is still battling a sore knee suffered last Saturday against Charlotte. The injury forced him to miss the All-Star festivities. At the time I questioned why Sabourin wasn't pegged as a last minute fill in but that is possibly because he wasn't healthy either.
Todd Ford is scheduled to start Friday night in Atlantic City while Jared DeMichiel is apparently in Atlantic City waiting for the Bears to back up Ford.
It looks like it could be an all South Carolina goalie weekend in Hershey.
This could cause Doug Yingst to pull off a trade or sign a free agent to back up Braden in Hershey for the duration of the regular season. Even if Dany just misses 2 months that puts Hershey in April.
If Varlamov or Neuvirth were to go down for any time in Washington Hershey would be left with huge questions should Holtby get recalled.
I am not saying that Ford and DeMichiel can't get the job done but there is a significant unknown there and will Hershey risk the season on them?
Interesting decision for Yingst.