The Kladno Knights and, by extension, the Canadiens got a scare Friday night when Tomas Plekanec left the game against Trinec and went to hospital with what suspected to be broken ribs. Turns out it’s not serious although Plekanec will not play in Sunday’s game at Zlin.
Plekanec told Czech reporters after the game, “To tell you the truth, I really don’t know what happened. It’s nothing big. They x-rayed my ribs and found no problem. ”
In 32 games with Kladno, Plekanec has 21 goals, 25 assists for 46 points and ranks third overall in Czech Extraliga scoring.
Kladno lost the game against Trinec 4-1.
At the Spengler Cup competition in Davos Switzerland Saturday, Swiss National League leading Fribourg with David Deharnais in their lineup, defeated Mannheim Germany 5-2 to reach the semi-finals in the six day tournament. Desharnais assisted on two of the Fribourg goals.
In Finland, Lars Eller assisted on one goal but JYP lost to Turku 3-2 in overtime Friday night. Eller was credited with six shots on goal in the game. Eller is currently playing on a line with Montrealers Eric Perrin and Ramzi Abid.
In the East Coast Hockey League, Scott Gomez was again out of the lineup as the Alaska Aces beat Colorado 4-1. It was the Aces’ sixth straight win. Gomez has now missed five of Alaska’s last seven games with an undisclosed injury.
In the KHL, Alexei Emelin was not in the Ak-Bars Kazan lineup in a 4-1 home ice win over Kazakstan-based Neftekhimik on Saturday.
Andrei Markov logged 19:23 ice time Saturday as Vityaz beat Dynamo Riga 3-1 at Chekhov Saturday. No points or shots on goal for Markov.