Injury Report: Zaitzev not recovering from the Flu, to undergo tests

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  1. Daisy Jane

    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    TSN reported this.
    I wonder if it's this nasty chest infection going on. both my parents have it, and the've been sick/lethgargic for sicks, but it looks and act like the flu.

    hope he gets well soon.
     
  2. MattySnipes

    MattySnipes Don't count the days. Make the days count!

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    Yikes! Hopefully they have locked away in some chamber away from the rest of the team :laugh::sarcasm:

    Kidding aside, hopefully he feels better soon and is back in the lineup. We need him to figure it out before the playoffs! 13 games left.
     
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    Why isn't there a dislike button?
     
  4. FlareKnight

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    That's unfortunate. Well hopefully they get to the bottom of it. There's time for him to get over this thing and get back into the lineup. Another rough thing to add to what has been a difficult season for Zaitsev.
     
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  5. highslot

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    could be mono.
     
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    That is scary. Hope he's okay
     
  7. TheTotalPackage

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    Am I the only one whose mind wanders to more serious issues when they hear something like this?
     
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  8. my name is Bob

    my name is Bob Registered User

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    Scary stuff, keep him out and away from the tram. Wonder if it's been an underlying issue for longer than the past week...
     
  9. Christ

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    Makes sense, I just finish watching "The Stand" and this is the first thing I read...
     
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    Get well soon!

    At first I though "he hasn't been really good this season, they are not going to miss him that much..." and then I saw Polak on the second pairing... Panic, panic, panic!
     
  11. SAMCRO44

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    Interesting bit on Z here: Toronto Maple Leafs Notebook: Leafs finding balance, measuring Nikita Zaitsev's impact & more

     
  12. moon111

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    I think the best role for Zaitsev currently is replacing Tim Gleason on the buy-out list. Worst Leaf's decision in a very long time.
    Of course the Leaf's blue-line is a desperate mess so he's not there yet. But considering what he offers @ $4.5 is the worst value
    by far on the team. He's paid more then Jake Gardiner. He makes six times more then Connor Carrick. Yes defensemen who
    handle the puck tend to have high giveaways, but he's in the same territory as Byfuglien, Doughtry, and Karlsson. My current
    feelings not very positive, and the Leafs really need this guy to pull it together. Outside of Rielly and Gardiner, the Leafs had
    one assist from their remaining defensemen in the playoffs last year. That's not going to be enough.
     
  13. al secord

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    I hope it's not mono...might turn this into a 40 page thread.
     
  14. JadedLeaf

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    He's signed for 6 more years after this season, you really want to buy him out and have to pay him for the next 12?
     
  15. Gary Nylund

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    Yup.

    Nope.
     
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    swine flu?
     
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    Zaitsev's poor play has been completely overstated. Is he playing like a $4.5M dman? no he hasn't but at worst he has been a #5 dman, some posters seem to wanna make out Polak has been better. Polaks best game of the season would be barely better than zaitsev's worst. Who cares about $ for the rest of this year it effects nothing. He will have the entire offseason to get back to his previous form
     
  18. Clark4Ever

    Clark4Ever What we do in hockey echoes in eternity...

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    Hope he recovers soon.
     
  19. JadedLeaf

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    Oh I have no problem with his contract yet. Was just pointing out how buying him out would be crazy right now. I'll leave him another season or two before I'm ready to call it a terrible deal.
     
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    Wow, just wow..
    Seriously going to rip a guy who's having an off year, but is a great 3/4 defenseman? Playing in his 2nd year in the NHL?

    Have you even thought of the buyout implications?

    And obviously zaits will bounce back from this season he's having. He's much more talented than he's shown lately.
     
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    Off year? Great #3-#4 defenseman?
    Well this is just untrue

    He hasn't had a good year yet including last season

    The cold hard fact is he's never been worth that contract and it looks borderline terrible already, I understand why the front office gave it to him but as of now it doesn't look good and no in don't want to buy him out
     
  23. AnishLoomba

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    No way he'd leave 27 million dollars for Russia. He said he'd rather play here than Russia I believe. Even if that's false, he wouldn't leave that much money on the table.
     
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    Hopeful for a speedy recovery. Says a lot about the team that we've been able to motor on at the clip we have without two key cogs and ice-time leaders in Matthews and Zaitsev for good stretches.
     
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    how do you know he's having an off year if he hasn't even played 2 full season's yet?

    hope he feels better soon we need him for the playoffs
     

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