Nice to see Matteau and Santini each earn an assist and get some praise on twitter. Hopefully Matteau is ok, there hasn't been an update on his injury yet. Cuts are coming tomorrow morning and I imagine both players would make it (assuming Matteau's healthy, maybe they'll shut him down though). There is always the December camp to earn a spot.
Matteau had to leave the game after taking a high hit from Anton Lindholm, who was ejected from the game. Matteau’s injury came at a really bad time as I think he was finally starting to show glimpses of his ability. Matteau has been very average so far and inconsistent. He hasn’t taken any bad penalties, though, which was a big concern with him. Hopefully the injury is not too serious because I think he needs a longer look in camp.
Among defensive defensemen, Santini has really stood out and did so again today. He doesn’t have much offense, but he was so sound at the back end. That freed up Matt Grzelcyk to do a little more offensively without much concern. His skating is top notch and his positioning on the big ice is really solid.