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Daily Cupcakes: January 25th, 2011


Bleacher Report is weighing in on the potential Foppa comeback.

On a team with players falling left and right, Forsberg would bring an injury depleted offensive corps roaring back to life. He would provide stability on the left wing, the team's thinnest position. And he would re-energize a team that has lost its identity over the last few weeks.

Bad news for Marc Savard

The Boston Bruins issued a short, to-the-point statement tonight on what many had already assumed: That a hit to the end boards' glass by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick(notes) on Saturday left Bruins center Marc Savard(notes) dazed, bleeding and, sadly, with yet another concussion.

A recap, think Foppa is happy that the Boys won so the practice won't be as rough?

Yip, a healthy scratch in three of the previous four games, ended a 13-game goal drought with two goals in a second period that ended in a 2-2 tie.


Bits and pieces from around the league

Peter Forsberg has not played a complete season in any hockey league in eight years.


Top Ten Dartmouth Alumni for athletes features an Avs

2.  T.J. Galiardi ’10 (Center, NHL) Galiardi was selected in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche and began his NHL career in 2008. After a breakout season last year in which Galiardi tallied 15 goals and 24 assists, he was selected to play on the U.S. National Team at the 2010 World Championships.


Concussions in the NHL and zero tollerance for hits to the head

Dr. Ruben Echemendia, a neuropsychologist who heads the NHL/NHLPA concussion study group, told the New York Times last week that there has been 43 concussions suffered in the NHL this season if you include the preseason schedule. That puts the league on pace for 77, which is below the total of 82 last season but slightly above the average of 75 in recent seasons.