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Friday, November 28, 2008

McCarty out of lineup

Darren McCarty tweaked a groin injury at the morning skate and has been pulled out of the lineup for tonight. It's the same groin problem that kept McCarty on the shelf at the beginning of the season, causing him to miss five games.

McCarty said the injury is day-to-day and he'll assess it again tomorrow in Boston.

The injury puts Derek Meech back in the lineup, taking McCarty's spot as fourth-line wing alongside Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby.

"I don't think it's anything super-serious, but just something that I better take care of," said McCarty. "When you're dealing with a groin, you play with a lot of dull pain. But when it becomes sharp, that's when you have to take notice of it and you have to be careful. That's when bad things happen."

McCarty said that he has had a dull pain in his groin on and off since training camp. It turned sharp when he stopped on the ice this morning.


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