So, thanks to the elbow of one, Mr. Colby Armstrong (who, apparently does have quite the strong arm), Rad Brad Lukowich will be out of the Devils lineup for an indefinite amount of time with a concussion.
Better yet, one, Mr. Colby Armstrong, who was not even penalized on the blatant elbow, will likely not even see any disciplinary action from the NHL. They’ll be too busy giving Time Out to Chris Simon, I reckon.
Sure, Dumbass Simon deserves all the attention in the world right now, as he McSorley’ed his way into the league’s (in)famous Hall of Shame, but damnit, this is really not good for the Devils. Already without Colin White, who apparently injured his hand in the pregame skate, the Devils are now down two defensemen…with no wiggle room to boot.
Will Matvichuk make a triumphant return finally, or do we dare see
Brendan Mark Fraser back in the lineup again? Surely depends on the severity of Luk’s injury, but either way, I’m quite bummed. Gosh darnit, our boys are still struggling, even with the miraculous Patty El shootout winning goal, and the last thing this team needs is a severely depleted lineup, barely rounding third and limping into the regular season’s home base. Rochester’s Finest Brian Gionta is still day-to-day with, again, what the Devils call a “tweaked groin,” which, boys and girls, let us remember is really Devils speak for “Brian Gionta’s bottom half has mysteriously detached from his body.” That leaves us without three key players.
Again, I must say, uh oh.
Uh oh indeed.