Fantasy Hockey News: Injury Update 1/22/15
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Injuries and Outlooks on Ailing Players
January 22, 2015
The NHL has begun its All-Star break, so there will be no more action until January 27 (Tuesday). In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable fantasy hockey info out there, namely the injury situations that have been popping up lately. Here’s the latest.
The Jets’ Mathieu Perreault was moved to the Injured Reserve list yesterday, thanks to an upper-body ailment.
Perreault was destined for a post-All-Star-break return all along, so this doesn’t have any effect on his outlook. Owners will want to keep an ear out for news that he’s resumed skating so that we know his recovery is still on track. The good news is that he’s not going to be out for a great deal of time.
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The Jets’ Mark Stuart had to sit out yesterday against the Blue Jackets due to an undisclosed ailment.
Stuart isn’t thought to be in a major injury situation, and all indications are that he should be good to go for the January 27 game. He’ll be able to jump back in with Jacob Trouba in the tam’s third pairing on D.
The Penguins’ Simon Despres didn’t play yesterday against the Senators due to an illness. He’s been unwell since Tuesday and has now missed two games in a row.
There’s a minor concern here that Despres may be a casualty of the dreaded mumps, but if it’s not that, we’re in the clear. Unless you hear otherwise, consider him good to go for the post-break schedule.
This isn’t technically an injury issue, but we’ll throw it in here anyway. The Blues’ Martin Brodeur will be gone from the team for another week over the break.
That said, no one’s really expecting him to return to the Blues--or any other team for that matter--given the fact that he posted some pretty ugly numbers over his seven games in St. Louis (2.87 GAA; .899 save percentage).
The Leafs’ Peter Holland was able to start skating on his own this week, which is good news in his recovery.
Holland is working his way back from an upper-body injury and has been out since early this month. Though he probably won’t jump right back in after the break, it shouldn’t be too much longer after that.
In a similar situation in Toronto, Joffrey Lupul was able to start skating on his own this week as well. He’s not at the point where he’s over his lower-body injury enough to attend full practices, though.
This is another hurdle in Lupul’s recovery, but he’s still got a little ways to go. Fantasy owners need to continue being patient here.
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