Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Bogosian and Ron Hainsey are listed as probable for Friday night’s game against the Red Wings. Boris Valabik is questionable; Jim Slater is out.
What did you think about Matt Cooke’s knee-on-knee against Bogosian? I thought it was a dangerous and intentional act, the kind of thing that could threaten a guy’s career. Blows to the head get a lot of attention, and they should, but knee injuries also can be devastating to a player’s ability to continue to earn a living.