London Knights defenceman Olli Maatta has 12 points in the playoffs (OHL Images)One half of the league's final four is complete, while Ottawa and Kitchener have their backs to walls in the the Game 6s set for Sunday evening. On with the (very belated, sorry about that, spring cold) post-game questions:
London 5 Saginaw 3 (Knights win Western Conference semifinal 4-2) — How much concern should there be about Greg McKegg being unable to finish the game on Saturday? The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect who is London's designated dangerous scorer was knocked out of the game early on Saturday. However, as Ryan Pyette reported, it's not anticipated that there was serious damage. London also gets four full days of R&R before it likely opens the Western Conference final vs. the Kitchener-Plymouth victor on Thursday, so that buys McKegg some time.
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McKegg was injured early on an open-ice hit by Saginaw's Vincent Trocheck and never returned to the game. He was examined by team doctor Dieter Bruckschwaiger, who made the trip to Saginaw.
"It's nothing major," London assistant GM Misha Donskov said. "He'll be looked at again when he gets home."
Without McKegg, the lines were shuffled and the defencemen stepped up, scoring three of the five goals. (London Free Press )