Monday, February 18, 2008

Go Joe!

Former Wheeling Nailer Joe Jensen became the 349th ECHL player and the 32nd Wheeling Nailer to play in the National Hockey League after playing in the ECHL when he made his debut with the Carolina Hurricanes in a 5-1 loss at New Jersey today.

Jensen logged 7:37 of ice-time in todays game and recorded two shots against Martin Brodeur.

To make room for Jensen on the roster, the Hurricanes placed team captain Rod Brind’Amour on injured reserve after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a February 14 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and will miss the remainder of the season.

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Apparently Jensen didn't feel all that well during his NHL debut yesterday as he became violently ill and was taken to the hospital via ambulance.

Here's what former Nailer coach and current Hurricane coach had to say about Jensen.
"He was throwing up during the game, between periods, to the point where I told him to take his gear off."
Jensen was treated and released and has been sent back to Albany of the AHL.
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Jon Krall, signed a contract with the Nailers today. Seems like a solid pickup, the only downside is, is that he has not played since the 2004-2005 season.

The Nailers traded away Adam Henrich's rights to Elmira. (echl.com).

I guess if you were holding out hope that Norfolk would release him from his PTO, stop dreaming. Elmira just got a lot better for the playoff run, because Norfolk will more than likely not make the AHL playoffs and will more-than-likely send Henny back down.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

AND NOW DREW FATA!! <3
also... State suspended by team?? whats that about?

Justin said...

This is actually Fata's second call up to the NHL. He was recalled during the 06-07 season and had 1 assist in 3 games.

State was suspended because he is a no show. We won't see him in a Wheeling uniform for awhile if at all.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think we'd see State, seriously, who wants to play D for this team? NOBODY. By the way, has anybody noticed we're only 3 points out of last place for the ENTIRE ECHL?

Anonymous said...

:(