Looks that way... Maybe he's not going on IR? Too late to call up XO?
From Khan on Mlive:
General manager Ken Holland said the team needs to know the extent of the injury before deciding its next move - whether to place Kindl on injured reserve and call-up defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids.
I think it's his responsibility to hold the puck and make smart decisions at the blue line. A little indecisiveness and we give up a breakaway
I agree about the responsibility but still don't understand how Smith is somehow worse than Kindl in that regard. This last game we saw Kindl move in from the point and rocket a slapshot into traffic that was blocked and led to a 2 on 0 breakaway that resulted in a goal.
As the lone man back I have no idea what he was thinking. If you're going to move that deep into the zone you can't take a huge windup on a team that's been tremendous at blocking shots all game long.
I don't remember how many times the other guys have been suspended or questioned for doing something stupid, but Scott seems to be in the news all the time for something.
He got a 7 games suspension for the headshot to Eriksson. 2 games for leaving the bench to start a fight on a line change. Interestingly, he was leaving the bench to fight Tim Jackman. The guy he just butt ended.
I guess he didn't get anything for jumping Kessel in that pre-season game, which was a chump move.