Pittsburgh Penguins owner-captain Mario Lemieux was discharged from a hospital Thursday after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can be treated with medication and should not affect his career.
They already have lost their best offensive defenseman in Joni Pitkanen, and last night the news got even worse for the Flyers. Eric Desjardins will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair torn cartilage and ligaments in his right shoulder.
Senators forward Martin Havlat will have surgery on his dislocated right shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.
“It’s really disappointing,” Havlat said in a conference call from Cleveland. “It’s always bad if you can’t play, if you can’t be a part of the team on the ice.
Dominik Hasek has put up some heavy-duty individual numbers, and his team is off to one of the best starts in NHL history, so the Ottawa Senators goaltender should be hard-pressed to contain his excitement.
Is it something special here?” wondered Hasek, a 40-year-old future Hall of Famer who is sporting a 1.99 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage so far. “I’m not sure.