How was your week

Posted: November 13, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

I’m sure that you noticed there was no blog posted yesterday, so we’re going to start this week’s blog off with an announcement. Starting today the weekend blog is going to be posted on Sunday morning. Due to my work schedule being changed it will be easier for me to sit down and write on Sunday morning rather than Saturday morning like in the past. I know this isn’t a huge change, but I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of it in case you were wondering why there wasn’t anything posted yesterday.

Now it is Sunday and we’re still waiting on word if Josh Allen will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills today in their game against the Minnesota Vikings. Bills officials, however, have been tight-lipped all week and have declined to reveal who is starting and want to keep it secret until after Sunday’s NFL actives/inactives list is released. The list has to be released by 10:30 a.m. CST, so it won’t be too much longer until we find out if Allen will be active against Minnesota today.

Bills officials spent intensive time this past week leaning on and listening to their doctors and other arm specialists, and the team was reassured that Allen is not at any added risk to make the injury worse if he plays Sunday against the Vikings, sources said. With this in mind, the sources say the belief is that Allen will start Sunday, but the team has declined to confirm any final decisions and insists it is taking it “minute by minute” and doesn’t want to give the Vikings any competitive advantage by naming a starting quarterback.

Allen is dealing with a right elbow injury to the ulnar collateral ligament and related nerves. Allen has not missed a game since 2018, when he missed four games with a UCL injury in his right elbow.

We do have a Week 10 game already under way. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks are playing first ever regular season National Football League game in Germany. The game is currently in the 1st quarter and there is no score as of yet.

Yesterday the National Hockey League announced that Washington Capitals forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel has been suspended for three games.

Aube-Kubel suspension is a result of an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Callan Foote.

The hit in question happened partway through last night’s game between the Capitals and Lightning in Washington. As Foote received a pass and dumped it in near center ice, Aube-Kubel, who was skating parallel to Foote, cut to his right, skating across and in front of Foote, where he delivered the hit. Aube-Kubel was assessed a match penalty.

The three-game suspension is interesting, considering Aube-Kubel’s prior discipline history consists of just two fines over 178 career games, this constituting a substantial jump up in punishment. Worth noting though, beyond the nature of the hit, is the fact that Foote was injured on the play.

Matthew Tkachek of the Florida Panthers was the last NHL suspension. Tkachek suspension happened about a week ago and it was a two-game suspension for a high stick on Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.

The incident happened at 19:22 of the third period during Florida’s 5-4 loss to the Kings. As Quick froze the puck, Tkachuk stuck his stick blade inside the goaltender’s mask. Tkachuk was assessed a two-minute penalty and a misconduct on the play.

Well good luck with your fantasy football games this week and don’t forget to look me up on Twitter, I’m @Burketime.

  1. The Minnesota – Buffalo game is an important one so it’ll be interesting to see if the QB plays or not.
    Hockey is such a fast paced sport that it’s surprising that there aren’t more suspensions given out like last night’s game. But I’m sure that the one you mentioned in which the stick went inside the goaltender’s mask was unintentional? Or was it??


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