If you are preparing for a Fantasy Hockey League, your Office Pool, or paying attention to your favourite team, you should be aware of some injury woes being felt throughout the league at present. While Andrei Markov was injured some time ago, recent additions to the list include New York Islanders' D Mark Streit, and F Kyle Okposo, as well as the ongoing saga of Marc Savard in Boston.
Here is a breakdown of some of the key injuries across the league that may have an impact on your pool / draft in the days to come.
Anaheim Ducks – Joffrey Lupul – Day to Day
Atlanta Thrashers – Patrice Cormier – out indefinitely
Boston Bruins – Marco Sturm – 2 months, Marc Savard – out indefinitely.
Calgary Flames – Daymond Langkow - out indefinitely, Matt Stajan – out indefinitely.
Minnesota Wild – James Sheppard – out indefinitely, Josh Harding – out for season
Montreal Canadiens – Andrei Markov – out indefinitely
New York Islanders – Mark Streit – out indefinitely (6 months), Kyle Okposo - out indefinitely
New York Rangers – Chris Drury – Out four (4) weeks
Philadelphia Flyers – Chris Pronger – day to day, Michael Leighton – out four (4) weeks
Pittsburgh Penguins – Jordan Staal – Out 4-6 weeks
Tampa Bay Lightning – Paul Ranger– out indefnitely
Vancouver Canucks – Alexandre Burrows– Out 1-2 months, Sami Salo- out indefinitely (at least December).