Saturday, October 26, 2013

Battered, Bruised and using backups... Canucks prevail on the road!

The first month of play in the 2013-14 season has kept the training and medical staff of many NHL teams rather engaged in the process of attending to their squads.

And at the end of a lengthy early season road trip, none have been tested more than the Vancouver Canucks. A team that ran a short bench down the road trip stretch and provided for a fair amount of ice time to players that perhaps haven't had that kind of shifting since junior.

The Canucks rolled into St. Louis on Friday night, a dog tired group with a cast of players that  after this run, could probably audition for roles for the touring cast of Les Miserables.

The pre game lineup sheet outlining the injury woes with Alex Burrows, Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen and David Booth all part of the walking wounded and destined not to suit up for the Friday night match up.

As well, with the Canucks wrapping up the long road trip on Friday, head coach John Tortorella went with Eddie Lack in the nets, giving Roberto Luongo a well deserved night off.

The night in short, could be put up on the marquee atop the Scott Trade Centre as featuring Eddie Lack and the Back ups...

Blue fans heading into the rink on Friday surely must have believed that the stars had aligned in favour of the home side, with the two points there for the plucking by the Blues, most likely without the need to even make an end to end rush.

Yet, against a well rested (or was that rusted?) Blues team, the Canuck understudies and weary regulars took the majority of the play to  St. Louis in the first two periods, a gut check kind of performance that had Vancouver improbably heading into the third period with a 2-0 lead.

That wouldn't last, the Canucks' showing some signs of weariness, surrendered the two goals through the third, but still had enough in reserve to battle hard to send the game into OT, a place where they have been impressive so far in the season.

And once again, digging deep for that extra push on the skates, the Canucks were rewarded for their work ethic.

Aided by a bone headed penalty from the Blues Patrik Berglund, the Canucks moved the puck in the blue end with urgency. The final play of the game setting up Ryan Kesler  who provided the man advantage winning goal, with some hard work in front of the Blue embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak.

The Kesler maker  giving the Canucks the OT victory by a margin of 3-2 and sending the Blues into a post game tantrum over any number of possible reasons.

The obligatory pushing and shoving after the winning goal an indication as to the frustration that the Blues had about their performance, though accountability for two periods of laziness seemingly wasn't part of their  post game review.

Full credit was provided to goaltender Eddie Lack post game, he clearly had an impressive start and earned some much deserved trust from his team mates, his stint in the nets  one that should provide a comfort zone for Tortorella going forward in the season.

Lack's performance of Friday with less than optimum staffing, now offers the coach of the Canucks the chance to rest Luongo more frequently at key moments through the schedule.

The final game and the road trip itself will also provide a bit of a measuring stick for this group of Canucks, battling through a bone wearying itinerary and not letting up, despite the key injuries should build their confidence.

They head home to rest up for their next contest Monday night back at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver,  when the Washington Capital come to town.

As they unpack the bags and put their feet up, the Canucks  should feel pleased about their accomplishments, with the road trip complete, they now hold a share of first in the Pacific Division with the Sharks, a record of 8-4-1 providing them with 17 pts, 1 point shy of the Conference leading Colorado Avalanche.

Vancouver's feat made even more impressive by the fact that the last week and a half of their journey was spent checking flight boards, checking into hotels and playing a string of games with little in the way of rest or recuperation time.

It was a  ten day travel across the continent that should serve as one of those team building exercises that coaches could only dream of.

The Canucks, coaches and players, learned quite a bit about themselves over the length of their travels on this trip and along with those points in the standings, they must be quite pleased about the lessons that they absorbed during their excursion.

Some good background on the Canuck's trek just completed, can be found below.

Vancouver Province-- Battered Canucks beat Blues 3-2 in OT
Vancouver Province-- The bench is getting shorter for beat-up Canucks
Vancouver Province-- Canucks defy the odds as attrition catching up
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks finish road trip in style with improbable OT win in St. Louis
Vancouver Sun-- Hansen out, leaving short bench up front
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks lose two more forwards but get shootout win
National Post-- Vancouver Canucks, Roberto Luongo get the best of former goalie Cory Schneider again in win over New Jersey Devils
National Post-- Vancouver Canucks' Brad Richardson seals win in overtime against NY Islanders
National Post-- Vancouver Canucks run out of gas against Columbus Blue Jackets in second half of back-to-back games

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Injury Parade 2013-14

An archive of injury reports from NHL teams in the course of the 2013-14 season. Our accounts of the latest from the M*A*S*H wards of the NHL can be found below.

List updated as of February 5, 2014


February 3-- Ducks defenseman Vatanen back in lineup
February 1-- Nick Bonino sidelined with injury
January 17-- Ducks' Souray has season-ending surgery
January 16-- Ducks' Souray set for season-ending surgery
January 15-- Ducks G Jonas Hiller sits out agains Canucks with illness
January 11-- Ducks' Getzlaf leaves game with lower-body injury
December 20-- Ducks' Getzlaf good to go despite facial injury
November 23-- Ducks' Fasth injured in pregame warm-ups
November 22-- Ducks put Beuchemin on injured reserve
November 21-- Ducks' Beauchemin leaves with upper-body injury
November 11-- Ducks' Getzlaf out with upper body injury
October 30-- Ducks' Selanne to miss two weeks with facial injury
October 29-- Ducks' Selanne hurt, misses rest of game vs. Flyers
October 27-- Ducks Koivu leaves game with injury
October 26-- Anaheim Ducks F Jakob Silfverberg out 4-6 weeks after breaking hand on Cowen's slash
October 20-- Ducks' Penner leaves game with injury
October 18-- Ducks' Fasth sitting out as precaution
October 18-- Fasth has lower-body injury; Ducks recall Andersen
October 14-- Anaheim Ducks prospect Stefan Noesen out for season with torn ligaments in left knee
October 10-- Ducks get Etem back in lineup against Rangers
September 19-- Ducks defenseman Sbisa out two weeks
September 12-- Ducks seem Beauchemin's recovery ahead of schedule


January 19-- Bruins lose McQuaid with undisclosed injury
January 11-- Bruins activate F Loui Eriksson from injured list
January 11-- Bruins' Eriksson,Thornton returning agains Sharks
January 7-- Bruins' Lucic scratched due to illness
December 31-- Chara to play for Bruins against Islanders
December 28-- Bruins' Chara late scratch
December 28-- Bruins defenseman Seidenberg out for season
December 17-- Bruins' Iginla declares himself fit to face Flames
December 9-- Bruins' Hamilton sustains lower-body injury
December 8-- Bruins' place Kelly on injured reserve
December 7-- Bruins defenceman Boychuk out with back sprain
December 5-- Bruins defenceman Boychuk leaves game with injury
November 19-- Bruins' Seidenberg leaves with first period injury
October 24-- Bruins' Eriksson out indefinitely with concussion
October 24-- Bruins' Eriksson hospitalized after hit
September 20-- Bergeron returns to Bruins lineup
September 12-- Bruins' Campbell on ice for first time since broken leg


February 3-- Myers leaves game with lower-body injury
February 3-- Stafford returning to lineup
January 31-- Sabres' Moulson likely out through Olympic break
January 21-- Tallinder returning to Sabres lineup
January 11-- Hodgson back for Sabres
January 1-- Sabres place C Cody Hodgson on injured reserve
December 19-- Sabres' Hodgson leaves game vs. Bruins with injury
December 17-- Sulzer, Porter back for Sabres
December 16-- Sabres' McCormick to miss 4-6 weeks
November 30-- Sabres lose Kaleta for season with torn ACL: report
October 15-- Sabres' Girgensons leaves with injury
October 9-- Sabres goalie Miller returns to practice
October 3-- Oft-injured Sabres LW Ville Leino out indefinitely with broken rib
October 3-- Sabres' Leino out indefinitely with cracked rib
September 30-- Sabres' forward Marcus Foligno likely to miss opener in Detroit
September 26-- Sabres lose Armia indefinitely with broken hand
September 25-- Sabres' Tropp out indefinitely with broken jaw


February 3-- Ramo out with knee injury
January 30-- Cammalleri return pushed back by Flames
January 20-- Russell, Jones return for Flames
December 29-- Flames' Backlund questionable for Canucks
December 23-- Flames lose Glencross, Russell to injury
December 4-- Giordano to return to Flames' lineup
November 7-- Flames' Glencross to miss six weeks
October 29-- Flames captain Giordano out 6-8 weeks
October 26-- Giordano, Stempniak absent as Flames host Capitals
October 21-- Cammalleri a game time decision for Flames


January 12-- Staal returns to practice for Hurricanes
January 5-- Captain Staal out for Hurricanes against Predators
December 27-- Tlusty to miss time after appendectomy
December 13-- Hurricanes' Lindholm doesn't return after big hit
November 19-- Hurricanes forward Semin out with concussion
October 31-- Hurricanes place Dvorak, Skinner on injured reserve
October 30-- Hurricanes' Skinner out this weekend
October 24-- Hurricanes' Ward out 3-4 weeks after injury vs. Wild
October 13-- Hurricanes' Khudobin leaves with lower-body injury
October 13-- Hurricanes activate Ruutu from injured reserve
September 29-- Hurricanes place Ruutu on injured reserve
September 26-- Hurricanes' Skinner likely to miss rest of pre season
September 11-- Hurricanes' Pitkanen ruled out for season


January 27-- Duncan Keith back in lineup after sitting out with illness
January 18-- Versteeg good to go for Blackhawks
January 17-- Versteeg leaves with upper-body injury
January 7-- Blackhawks' Khabibulin out with torn rotator cuff
December 30-- Blackhawks' Crawford hopes to return this week
December 16-- Blackhawks activate forward Bickell from injured reserve
December 9-- Blackhawks place Bickell on IR, call up Simpson
December 8-- Blackhawks' Crawford leaves game with injury
November 19-- Blackhawks' Bickell sidelined with lower-body injury
November 16-- Blackhawks' Khabibulin injured vs. Predators
November 14-- Blackhawks put Handzus on injured reserve
October 27-- Blackhawks C Michal Handzus out with upper body injury
October 23-- Blackhawks' lose Kostka for 4-6 weeks


January 24-- Avalanche get Tanguay back
January 14-- Avalanche's Johnson day-to-day with back injury
January 14-- Avalanche forward Stastny out vs. Blackhawks
January 14-- Avalanche's Sarich a late scratch vs. Blackhawks
January 13-- Avalanche goalie Giguere out with back spasms
January 4-- Avalanche forward Tanguay could have surgery
December 30-- Avalanche's Parenteau out six weeks with knee injury
December 14-- Hejda returning to Avalanche lineup
December 6-- Avalanche defenceman Hejda out 10-14 days
December 5-- Avalanche defenceman Hejda leaves game with injury
November 27-- Duchene game time decision for Avalanche
November 18-- Avalanche lose F Matt Duchene for at least a week with oblique injury
November 16-- Tanguay out indefinitely for Avalanche
November 4--Avalanche's Tanguay out minimum two weeks
November 3-- Avalanche forward Tanguay to have MRI on knee
October 4-- Avalanche captain Landeskog out with leg injury


February 6-- Blue Jackets' Gaborik to miss Olympics
February 1-- Gaborik skates but not close to returning
January 26-- Columbus activates F Blake Comeau
January 10-- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau to miss 4-6 weeks with sprained knee
January 9-- Matt Calvert activated by Columbus Blue Jackets
January 6-- Blue Jackets' Tyutin leaves game with injury
January 6-- Blue Jackets G Sergei Bobrovsky returns after missing 14 games
January 2-- Blue Jackets regain Nathan Horton, Sergei Brobrovsky and Dalton Prout 
December 22-- Blue Jackets' Gaborik breaks collarbone, goes on IR
December 21-- Gaborik, Wisniewski returning for Blue Jackets
December 12-- McElhinney leaves Blue Jackets game with injury
December 18-- Columbus Blue Jackets Dalton Prout to miss 2-3 week with upper-body injury
December 17-- Blue Jackets' Boll has surgery, out 3-4 months
December 6-- Blue Jackets' Wisniewski to miss about a week
December 4-- Blue Jackets place Bobrovsky on injured reserve
December 3-- Blue Jackets' Bobrovsky to have MRI on Wednesday
November 26-- Blue Jackets put Jared Boll on IR with bruised foot
November 25-- Blue Jackets' Anisimov leaves game with injury
November 15-- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik sprains knee, expected to miss 4-6 weeks
October 17-- Gaborik to miss Blue Jackets' game vs. Canadiens
October 15-- Gabork expected in lineup for Blue Jackets
October 15-- Blue Jackets' Calvert expected to miss six weeks
October 4-- Tyutin out for Blues' opener
September 24-- Thumb injury sidelines Blue Jackets' Bass
September 20-- Blue Jackets' McElhinny could miss opener


January 15-- Stars' Stephane Robidas back on skates
January 20-- Stars' Nichushkin scratched for second straight game
January 6-- Stars to have Gonchar back, possibly Daley as well
January 2-- Stars forward Whitney out again
January 2-- Horcoff out for Stars
December 31-- Stars' Whitney scratched due to illness
December 27-- Sergei Gonchar goes to injured list with concussion like symptoms
December 22-- Gonchar out with concussion-like symptoms
December 5-- Stars Defenceman Daley leaves game with injury
December 1-- Stars' Seguin out with concussion like symptoms

November 30-- Stars' Robidas out 4-6 months with broken leg
November 29-- Dallas Stars defenceman Stephane Robidas breaks right leg against Blackhawks
November 12-- Stars put veteran Ray Whitney on reserve with lower-body injury
October 21-- Lehtonen activated from injured reserve by Stars
October 18-- Lehtonen returns to practice for Stars
October 14-- Stars place Lehtonen on injured reserve
September 24-- Stars' Daley could miss start of season
September 20-- Stars' Glennie out 4-6 seeks with knee injury
September 17-- Peverly returns to Stars practice after heart issue
September 13-- Stars F Rich Peverly to miss 3 weeks after procedure to correct irregular heartbeat


February 5-- Datsyuk could return Thursday
February 3-- Jonas Gustavssson leaves game with dizziness
January 31-- Jimmy Howard,  Henrik Zetterberg return from injuries
January 30-- Franzen out of Olympics with concussion
January 28-- Forward Joakim Andersson comes off injured reserve
January 27-- Red Wings' Howard to return Tuesday
January 27-- Zetterberg out Tuesday
January 26-- Red Wings Captain Zetterberg out
January 26-- Franzen back
January 24-- Alfredsson back as Red Wings host Canadiens
January 21-- Red Wings' Howard to miss at least a week
January 21-- Red Wings' Howard injures knee in loss to Blues
January 20-- Forward Helm returns for Red Wings
January 16-- Red Wings' Andersson out
January 11-- Red Wings' Howard injured in win vs. Kings
January 11-- Red Wings' Alfredsson out vs. Kings
January 4-- Datsyuk sits with lower-body injury
January 1-- Red Wings' Eaves leaves Winter Classic against Maple Leafs after cross check 
December 31-- Red Wings hopeful Alfredsson will be a go
December 28-- Zetterberg, Abdelkader back in Red Wings lineup
December 27-- Zetterberg ready to return Saturday
December 24-- Ericsson has fractured ribs: report
December 23-- Weiss undergoes sports hernia surgery
December 15-- Red Wings' Franzen to miss game with injury
December 14-- Red Wings' Abdelkader leaves with injury
December 12-- Red Wings' Howard believes knee injury not serious
December 11-- Howard, Weiss out for Red Wings on Thursday
December 10-- Red Wings get Datsyuk back in lineup
December 5-- Red Wings' Helm to miss at least two games
December 3-- Detroit's Zetterberg joins Datsyuk among injured stars
November 26-- Red Wings won't have Datsyuk, Bertuzzi vs. Bruins
November 24-- Red Wings' Datsyuk to miss game Sunday
November 23-- Alfredsson out
November 21-- Red Wings' Lashoff leaves game with flu
November 21-- Red Wings defenceman Danny DeKeyser out at least 3 to 4 weeks with separated left shoulder
November 20-- Red Wings put DeKeyser on long-term injured reserve
November 19-- Red Wings' DeKeyser leaves with shoulder injury
November 15-- Alfredsson late scratch for Red Wings
October 22-- Red Wings lose Ericsson, gain Kronwall
October 22-- Shoulder injury to sideline Wings' Ericsson
October 18-- Red Wings' Kronwall sidelined with concussion
October 18-- Red Wings D Niklas Kronwall carried off ice on stretcher after being hit into boards
October 17-- Red Wings' Kronwall leaves game after hit
October 10-- Tootoo, Gustavsson close to returning to Red Wings
September 20-- Red Wings' Eaves out 2-4 weeks; Kindl day to day


January 26-- Oilers to face Predators without injured captain
January 16-- Yakupov leaves Oilers game with injury
January 16-- Oilers' Hemsky sent home with ankle injury
January 5-- Forward Eberle returns to Oilers' top line
December 1-- Oilers G Ilya Bryzgalove knocked out of game vs Stars by injury in 2nd period

November 2-- Oilers' Bachman leaves with groin injury

October 22-- Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall out four weeks with knee injury
October 20-- Oilers' Hall returns to Edmonton for exam on knee
October 19-- Oilers' Hall doesn't return after injuring left knee
October 7-- Nugent-Hopkins returns to Oilers' lineup
October 7-- Oilers' Nugent Hopkins expected back Monday
September 22-- Oilers forward Sam Gagner to miss start of season with broken jaw
September 22-- Oilers' Gagner out 'indefinitely' with broken jaw
September 9-- Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins skates, return still unclear


January 21-- Panthers rookie C Barkov ruled out after lower-body injury
January 3-- Panthers' Jovanovski expected back Saturday
December 23-- Gudbranson has surgery, Petrovic recalled
December 17-- Gudbranson back, Huberdeau a question for Panthers
December 15-- Panthers' Gudbranson sustains lower-body injury
December 15-- Huberdeau out
December 13-- Panthers' Thomas day-to-day with lower-body injury
October 25-- Panthers' Bergenheim eager to finally get back on ice
October 23-- Panthers place Thomas on IR
October 22-- Panthers' Tim Thomas leaves with injury
October 17-- Panthers' Thomas makes return against Bruins
October 8-- Panthers goalie Thomas leaves game with injury
September 12-- Panthers prospect Bjustad sidelined by concussion

Los Angeles

January 4-- Los Angeles Kings activate star G Jonathan Quick from injured reserve
January 2-- Quick's rehab assignment disrupted by bad weather
December 23-- Kings' Brown scratched due to illness
December 19-- Los Angeles Kings activate F Colin Fraser
December 17-- Kings' Quick working his way back from injury
December 12-- Kings' Fraser leaves game with injury
November 20-- Kings' Quick out until at least Christmas: Lomardi
November 14-- Kings goalie Quick out with groin strain
November 13-- Kings send injured Quick back to Los Angeles
November 3-- Kings' Stoll day-to-day with upper body injury
November 1-- Kings to place Carter on IR


February 3-- Koivu's availability for Finnish Olympic team in question
January 23-- Zach Parise is back for Wild, following month-long absence with foot injury
January 15-- Parise practices with Wild, no timetable for return
January 14-- Harding back on ice for Wild, but no timetable yet for his return to net
January 11-- Wild captain Koivu discusses injury
January 6-- Wild's Koivu has ankle surgery, out one month
January 4-- Wild lose Spurgeon, still without Harding
January 2-- Harding ill, Wild recall Kuemper as emergency backup
December 23-- Parise to get lower-body injury evaluated
December 18-- Wild place G Josh Harding on IR to adjust multiple sclerosis medication
November 27-- Zach Parise misses game against Coyotes with injured left foot
November 24-- Wild goalie Harding's MRI comes back normal
November 23-- Wild goalie Harding injured during warmups
November 14-- Minnesota Wild G Nicklas Backstrom leaves game with upper body injury after getting run over
October 24-- Wild goalie Harding injured vs Hurricanes
October 23-- Wild defenseman Brodin out indefinitely
October 9-- Wild's Backstrom day-to-day with knee strain
October 8-- Wild G Niklas Backstrom hurt his right leg crashing into post in 1st period against Nashville
October 8-- Wild goalie Backstrom leaves game with injury
October 6-- Wild lose Coyle for 3 to 4 weeks with sprained knee, recall Zucker for replacement
October 5-- Wild's Coyle leaves game with injury


January 7-- Canadiens' Galchenyuk to miss six weeks
January 4-- Briere back for Canadiens
December 17-- Bourque returns as Canadiens host Coyotes
December 15-- Canadiens' Parros sustains second concussion
October 21-- Canadiens' injury situation picks up where it left off
October 21-- Canadiens' Prust out four weeks with shoulder injury
October 19-- Canadiens' Briere leaves game with concussion
October 17-- Canadiens Pacioretty (hamstring) out three weeks
October 17-- Pacioretty out for Canadiens, maybe Borque as well
October 16-- Surgery sidelines Canadiens' Drewiske 5-6 months
October 15-- Canadiens' Max Pacioretty helped off ice
October 10-- Canadiens forward Parros almost symptom-free
October 5-- Pacioretty out for Canadiens against Flyers
October 4-- Canadiens: Parros improving in concussion recovery
October 2-- Parros out of hospital, out with concussion
October 2-- Canadiens' Parros leaves ice on stretcher after fight
September 30-- Murray injury comes at worst time for Canadiens
September 24-- Canadiens expect Gionta to play final pre-season game
September 18-- Canadiens captain Gionta cleared for contact


January 31-- Weber says he's game-time decision
January 30-- Shea Weber missed practice, listed as day to day
January 10-- Predators' Rinne progressing in rehabilitation
December 21-- Predators defenceman Set Jones hit in face with puck
December 20-- Predators delay start to next stage in Rinne's rehab
December 6-- Predators' Weber returns to practice after eye injury
December 5-- Predators say Rinne will rehab hip for 2 more weeks

November 28-- Predators' Weber leaves game with upper body injury
November 23-- Predators' Hornqvist leaves with injury
November 2-- Predators' Fisher leaves with injury
November 2-- Devils forward Zajac out against Flyers

October 31-- Predators' Matt Hendricks leaves with injury
October 24-- Hip infection sidelines Predators' Rinne for four weeks
October 19-- Fisher out for Predators against Canadiens
September 25-- Predators new F Viktor Stalberg expected to miss up to 4 weeks with sprained right shoulder
September 24-- Predators' Stalberg leaves game with injury

New Jersey

January 25-- Josefson returns to lineup for Stadium Series
January 21-- Devils expect to have Brunner back to face Blues
January 16-- Devils to have Elias back in the lineup
January 1-- Elias day-to-day for Devils
December 31-- Devils Forward Elias leaves game with injury
December 28-- Devils Captain Salvador returns from injury
December 27-- Clowe to return to Devils line up
December 21-- Devils lose forward Brunner for at least a month
December 2-- Devils Henrique leaves game with lower-body injury
December 1-- Devils place Larsson on injured reserve

November 6-- Elias out for Devils on Thursday
November 2-- Elias joins Zajac among injured Devils

October 26-- Schneider out with lower-body injury for Devils
October 21-- Elias not traveling with Devils to Columbus
October 19-- Devils without Elias, Brunner against Rangers
October 16-- Devils place Clowe on injured reserve

New York Islanders

January 28-- Islanders put Hamonic on IR
January 27-- Islanders activate G Naobkov, D Visnovsky
January 19-- Visnovsky returns to practice with Islanders
January 14-- Islanders to play Panthers without Hamonic
January 6-- Islanders place Nabokov on injured reserve
January 6-- Islanders Okposo game-time decision, Bailey returns
December 28-- Islanders' Tavares out with lower-body injury
December 27-- Tavares day-to-day with lower-body injury
December 12-- Islanders' Casey Cizika out with injured jaw
November 23-- Islanders lose Hickey with lower-body injury
November 18-- Nabokov to injured reserve
November 16-- Islanders goalie Nabokov leaves with groin injury
November 9-- Islanders' Vanek leaves with upper body injury
October 23-- Rangers' Lundqvist to sit out Thursday vs. Flyers
October 21-- Islanders place Visnovsky on injured reserve
October 19-- Islanders' Visnovsky leaves with concussion
October 9-- Islanders' Clutterbuck off IR; Reinhart to junior team
October 8-- Islanders to be cautious, sit Clutterbuck another game
September 20-- Islanders forward Clutterbuck out 4-6 weeks
September 18-- Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck out with laceration

New York Rangers

January 21-- Rangers G Lundqvist sits out against Islanders because of illness
December 30-- Rangers' Staal says he's ready to return
December 22-- Staal resumes skating for Rangers
December 10-- Rangers lose Callahan for 4-6 weeks with knee sprain
December 10-- Rangers' Staal out with concussion
December 8-- Rangers' Staal out with upper-body injury
October 31-- Rangers C Dominic Moore to be sidelined 7 to 10 days due to upper body injury
October 29-- Rangers' Moore leaves with upper-body injury
October 22-- Rangers' Lundqvist questionable with minor issue
October 18-- Callahan's absence leaves Rangers in tough spot
October 15-- Rangers may be without Del Zotto vs. Capitals
October 14-- Rangers place Nash on IR
October 10-- Rangers to face Ducks without Nash
October 8-- Rangers forward Nash leaves with injury
October 4-- Callahan expected back for Rangers on Monday
September 13-- Rangers captain Callahan likely to start on IR
September 12-- Rangers' Staal says eye injury 'way better'


January 28-- Minor injury sidelines Senators veteran Phillips
January 16-- Neil to return to Senators lineup
January 4-- Spezza out for Senators
January 2-- Senators' Spezza to sit out again
December 30-- Senators' Neil leaves after collision with Ovechkin
December 28-- Senators' Spezza late scratch
November 3-- Senators' Anderson leaves game on a stretcher
November 1-- Senators' Eric Codra leaves with leg injury
October 15-- Senators' forward Cory Conacher leaves briefly with injury
October 12-- Spezza returns to Ottawa line up
October 9-- Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza sits out game in Los Angeles to rest injured groin
October 9-- Senators' Spezza will sit out against Kings
September 26-- Senators captain Spezza says injury is minor, not related to herniated disc


February 3-- Timonen out for second straight game
January 30-- Rinaldo returning to lineup
January 14-- Read back in Flyers lineup against Sabres
January 8-- Flyers' Matt Read out with concussion
December 12-- Flyers' Downie gets helped off the ice after hit to head
December 9-- Flyers place Lacavalier on IR, recall McGinn
December 6-- Flyers' Lecavalier has non-displaced fracture in back
December 2-- Back spasms sideline Flyers' Lecavalier vs Wild

November 3-- Flyers' Downie out of the hospital
November 2-- Flyers' Downie out indefinitely, Lecavalier day-to-day
November 1-- Flyers forward Downie taken to hospital
October 20-- Flyers could have Lecavalier back Thursday
October 17-- Flyers' Timonen leaves game against Penguins
October 11-- Flyers Hartnell, Lecavalier each out at least a week
September 24-- Flyers' Voracek leaves with upper body injury
September 13-- Flyers' Giroux shooting for first time since surgery
September 12-- Flyers' Giroux reports progress in recovery


January 20-- Coyotes' Hanzal out vs. Maple Leafs
January 16-- Michalek back in Coyotes lineup against Canucks
January 4-- Coyotes captain Doan returns, Ekman-Larsson sits
January 2-- Ekman-Larsson leaves with upper-body injury
December 31-- Coyotes' Doan off antibiotics, regaining strength
December 30-- Doan practices with Coyotes, no timetable on return
December 27-- Schlemko back in for Coyotes with Klesla ill
December 20-- Coyotes Captain Shane Doan diagnosed with a form or Rocky Mountain Fever
December 19-- Phoenix Coyotes expect D Michalek out for a while with lower-body injury
December 14-- Coyotes' Doan better but not sure when he'll return
December 12-- Coyotes' Doan remains out 'for the foreseeable future'
November 25-- Coyotes' Doan sustains lower-body injury
November 23-- Coyotes' Hanzal leaves game with injury
November 15-- Coyotes' Michalek leaves with lower-body injury
November 7-- Coyotes' Vrbata leaves with lower-body injury
October 28-- Banged-up Coyotes now deal with Hanzal's absence
October 22-- Coyotes captain Doan questionable against Flames
October 7-- Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson , Morris questionable
September 16-- Coyotes' Klesla resting at home after suffering concussion on hit from Kings' Nolan


February 3-- Illness continues to sideline Penguins' Letang
January 21-- Penguins goalie Vokoun to skate Wednesday
January 5-- Letang, Malkin return for Penguins
December 27-- Dupuis to have knee surgery could miss rest of season
December 20-- Penguins' Orpik feeling better, but no return date set
December 18-- Penguins' Malkin to miss two more games
December 16-- Penguins add D Kris Letang to growing injured reserve list
December 14-- Penguins star Evgeni Malkin hurts left leg after crashing into boards against Red Wings
December 13-- Penguins Orpik skates; no timetable for return
December 9-- Orpik dealing with headaches, neck pain
December 9-- Penguins' Malkin returns to lineup
December 7-- Penguins defenceman Orpik taken off ice on stretcher
December 6-- Penguin's Malkin to miss trip to Boston
November 30-- Penguins' Vokoun not thinking about return yet
November 27-- Penguins defenceman Paul Martin to miss 4-6 weeks with broken leg
November 26-- Banged up Penguins lose forward Beau Bennett, Tanner Glass to hand injuries
November 6-- Penguins forward Dupuis injured against Rangers
November 25-- Penguins' Bennet expected to miss 8-10 weeks
October 29-- Penguins lose Kobasew for 3-4 weeks
October 28-- Penguins' Scuderi out indefinitely with broken ankle
October 27-- Penguins defenceman Rob Scuderi forced to leave game with lower body injury
October 24-- Penguins' Letang likely to make season debut Friday
October 15-- Letang not ready, Neal on IR for Penguins
October 11-- Letang skates with Penguins; no return date yet
October 5-- Neal out for Penguins with upper-body injury
October 3-- Penguins' James Neal leaves with injury
October 2-- Penguins G Tomas Vokoun to miss 3-6 months while undergoing treatment for blood clots
September 30-- Penguins place defenceman Kris Letang, goalie Tomas Vokoun on injured list just before season
September 28-- Penguins defenceman Kris Letang out indefinitely with lower body injury
September 25-- Penguins' Vokoun out of the hospital
September 21-- Penguins backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun has blood clot removed from pelvis

Saint Louis

February 1-- Blues forward Sobotka out until after Olympics
January 23-- Blues' Steen sidelined by lower-body injury
January 18-- Blues' leading goal-scorer Steen back in lineup
January 17-- Blues' Steen to return Saturday against Ducks
January 14-- Blues activate defence man Roman Polak, move Lapierre to IR list
January 13-- Blues' Steen joins teammates for practice
January 4-- Blues getting healthier with Backes, Leopold back
January 2-- Backes out, Stewart in for Blues vs. Kings
January 2-- Blues Backes, Stewart game-time decisions
December 31-- Blues' Backes improving, but won't face Wild
December 29-- Backes scratched for Blues
December 28-- Blues place Steen on injured reserve with concussion
December 17-- Backes out for Blues against Sharks
December 16-- Blues' Backes leaves game vs. Senators with injury
November 25-- Blues' Shattenkirk to sit vs. Wild with flu
November 25-- Blues' Reaves to undergo hand surgery
October 30-- Blues place Paajarvi on injured reserve
October 27-- Blues lose Paajarvi, Stewart with injuries
October 17-- Blues' Morrow good to go

San Jose

January 9-- Wingels, Kennedy back in Sharks' lineup
January 8-- San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture has surgery
January 7-- Sharks' Couture to have surgery for upper-body injury
December 31-- Sharks rookie F Tomas Hertl has successful surgery to repair ligaments in knee
December 26-- Hertl to miss 2014 Sochi Olympics: report
December 23-- Tomas Hertl will miss more than 1 month because of knee surgery
December 21-- Sharks rookie Hertl out month, maybe longer
November 1-- Boyle ready to return for Sharks on Saturday
October 21-- Sharks' Burns to sit out vs. Red Wings
October 17-- Sharks' Dan Boyle returns home
October 13-- Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl leaves with injury
September 26-- Sharks F Raffi Torres undergoes ACL surgery on right knee
September 23-- Sharks' torres out minimum six weeks
September 12-- Havlat, Stuart sidelined as Sharks open camp

Tampa Bay

February 6-- Disappointed Stamkos focused on Lightning return
February 5-- Steven Stamkos's leg not healed, will not play at Sochi Olympics
January 31-- Goalies, Filppula new injury concerns for Lightning
January 31-- Lightning goalie Bishop injured vs. Senators
January 28-- Stamkos skates, still hoping for pre-Olympic return
January 25-- Stamkos does light contact drills for first time since breaking leg
January 23-- Stamkos says leg 'best it's felt" since injury
January 23-- Hedman back for Lightning after missing one game
January 19-- Lightning's Hedman injured
January 16-- Lightning star Steven Stamkos takes part in first morning skate since breaking right shin
January 13-- Bishop expected to back up Lindback for Lightning
January 11-- Lightning's Salo leaves game with lower-body injury
January 9-- Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper thinks Lightning star Steven Stamkos can be ready for Olympics
January 6-- Lightning's Bishop leaves game with injury
January 3-- Stamkos skates in no-contact jersey
January 1-- As workouts increase, Stamkos excited about recovery
January 1-- Stamkos recovering quickly from broken leg, hopes to be ready for Sochi Games
December 13-- Lightning's Stamkos upbeat during rehab process
December 6-- Lightning lose Hedman, Aulie to injury
December 4-- Lightning's Stamkos still hopeful for Olympic return
December 3-- Lightning forward Malone out 3-4 weeks: report
December 3-- Lightnings' Brewer scratched with lower-body injury
November 25-- Stamkos shows progress but won't rush rehabilitation
November 14-- Injured forward Stamkos back in Tampa
November 12-- Stamkos has successful surgery
November 11-- Lightning's Stamkos out indefinitely with broken tibia
October 16-- Martin St. Louis day-to-day for Lightning
October 11-- Bishop day-to-day; Lightning call up Gudlevskis
October 9-- Lightning forward Pyatt out indefinitely
October 3-- Lightning's Salo scratched with upper-body injury
September 20-- Lightning's Purcell day-to-day with upper body injury


January 17-- Maple Leafs place Clarkson on injured reserve
January 4-- Maple Leafs' Clarkson, Gunnarsson suffer injuries leave game vs. Rangers
December 20-- Leafs coach Carlyle is optimistic about lower-body injury to Bernier
December 19-- Maple Leafs' Bozak skates, targets Dec. 29 return from oblique injury
December 18-- Toronto Maple Leafs place forward Trevor Smith on injured reserve
December 3-- Tyler Bozak suffers upper body in Maple Leafs' 4-2 loss to Sharks
November 4-- Ankle surgery sidelines Leafs' Bolland indefinitely
November 2-- Maple Leafs' Bolland to have surgery on lacerated leg

October 27-- Leafs' Bozak out 7-10 days with lower body injury, no fracture for Lupul
October 18-- Despite taking blow to head, James Reimer says he is good to go for Leafs
October 17-- Maple Leafs' Reimer leaves game after 32 seconds
October 17-- Van Riemsdyk out for Toronto against Hurricanes
October 17-- Injuries force Maple Leafs to rely on young players
October 16-- Maple Leafs' Van Riemsdyk skates, status uncertain
October 9-- Injury to Lupul keeps Maple Leafs' lineup in flux going into game at Predators
October 5-- Kumelin injury forces Leafs to change lineup
October 4-- Leafs' Fraser could miss 3-4 weeks with knee injury
September 20-- Knee issue keeps Maple Leafs' Bernier out of practice
September 20-- Leafs' Bernier and Kadri leave with injuries
September 16-- Maple Leaf enforcer Frazer McLaren has fractured right pinky finger
September 12-- Lupul, Orr among four Leafs missing from practice


February 6-- Canucks' Henrik Sedin out for Sochi Olympics
February 6-- Canucks get Higgins, Richardson back
January 30-- Bieksa out indefinitely; Sedin return closer
January 29-- Canucks' Tanev out, reportedly has broken thumb
January 27-- Schroeder returns at opportune time for Canucks
January 21-- Canucks coping without Henrik Sedin, Tortorella
January 20-- Henrik Sedin's ironman streak ends
January 19-- Henrik Sedin continues streak, but doesn't finish game
January 6-- Canucks' Luongo not seriously hurt
January 5-- Canucks list Luongo as day-to-day with injury
January 5-- Luongo injured; Canucks sign local goalie as backup
January 4-- Luongo set to return for Canucks
January 1-- Luongo back skating with Canucks
December 30-- Luongo back on ice
December 27-- Canucks' first round draft pick Hunter Shinkaruk to have hip surgery
December 23-- Canucks' Luongo leaves game with injury
December 5-- Canucks defenceman Edler out indefinitely
December 3-- Broken Jaw sidelines Cauncks' Burrows, 4 weeks
October 22-- Canucks' Hansen injured, did not return vs Islanders
October 5-- Canucks Burrows sidelined
September 22-- Jordan Schroeder out of line up with foot injury
September 21-- Booth's return to Canucks delayed
September 18-- Booth cleared to return to Canucks practice


January 30-- Capitals defenseman Mike Green leaves game
January 28-- Laich a game time decision
January 25-- Ovechkin, Grabovski game-time decisions for Capitals
January 24-- NHL top scorer Alex Ovechkin  misses second straight with lower body injury
January 21-- Lower-body injury sidelines Capitals star Alex Ovechkin
December 27-- Capitals' Laich in 'holding pattern' due to groin injury
November 29-- Capitals' Laich sidelined with lower-body injury
November 25-- Capitals' Neuvirth day-to-day with lower-body injury
November 17-- Capitals place Green on IR
November 2-- Ovechkin, Capitals' top scorer, out for game against Panthers with upper-body injury
October 30-- Capitals' Alex Ovechkin misses practice with upper-body injury
October 30-- Ovechkin questionable for Capitals' game Friday
October 4-- Capitals' Hillen to miss 'months' with right leg injury
October 3-- Capitals defenseman Hillen injured, will not return
September 12-- Capitals hope Laich's latest ailment is a quick heal
September 12-- Hip flexor knocks Laich out of Capitals' practice


January 28-- Hand infection shelves Jets' Kane until Olympic break
January 20-- Jets place Kane on injured reserve due to deep cut on his hand
January 20-- Kane rejoins lineup as Jets head to California
January 17-- Jets' Clitsome has back surgery, out for season
January 16-- Jets place Kane on injured reserve due to deep cut on his hand
January 15-- Postma back on ice with Winnipeg after treatment for blood clot
December 16-- Jets look to Kane for spark in return from injury
December 2-- Jets' Kane (Lower body) out

November 30-- Jets' Kane leaves game with lower-body injury
October 28-- Jets' Postma out indefinitely with blood clot
October 20-- Injuries force Jets to find new third defense pairing
October 19-- Jets place Trouba on injured reserve
October 19-- Jets defenseman Trouba leaves game with injury
October 18-- Jets expect to have Kane in lineup against Blues
October 17-- Kane not hurt badly but miss game
October 16-- Jets forward Kane injured in practice