Fantasy Hockey News: Injury Update 1/29/15
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Injuries and Outlooks on Ailing Players
January 29, 2015
We’re coming off a pretty quiet evening in the NHL and headed into a big 11-game set tonight. That makes today a perfect time to check out some of the ongoing injury issues across the league and see what they mean for your fantasy hockey team. We’ve got our usual crop of notable names in store for you today, so let’s take a closer look at the recent news and see what we can be expecting from these guys going forward.
The Flames’ Curtis Glencross was able to practice yesterday morning, according to sources close to the team.
Calgary has a game tonight, and there seems to be a good chance that Glencross will suit up for that one. If he does indeed take the ice, it’ll mark a quick recovery from his lower-body injury.
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Over in Columbus, the Jackets’ Kevin Connauton missed out on practice yesterday due to an illness.
That said, the general sentiment is that he’ll be able to play tonight. We’ll get an update on his status after the morning skate.
Since joining the Blue Jackets, Connauton has seven scores and six helpers in 26 games.
Also of note, winger Jeremy Morin will be out of commission indefinitely due to an upper-body injury.
This new ailment is reportedly unrelated to the one he suffered last week.
One more note from the Jackets: center Artem Anisimov was able to practice fully yesterday, which is good news for his triceps injury.
If Anisimov is cleared by doctors, he could be back as early as tonight in south Florida.
Speaking of Florida, they’ll have a returning skater to their lineup in Shawn Thornton. He is expected to take the ice tonight and seems to be over his groin injury.
Thornton should get the green light after today’s morning skate if everything goes as planned. He’s been out since December 6.
The Senators’ Mark Borowiecki looks like he’s on the verge of returning to action. He sustained a very bad cut on his leg in late December, requiring more than 40 stitches to close. He was able to get in a full practice session yesterday, however, and may be able to return as soon as tonight.
The Hawks’ Kris Versteeg likely won’t be playing on this current six-game road trip, according to sources close to the team.
Versteeg still has some work to do in coming back from his fractured hand, so he won’t be close until he starts taking contact in practice.
The Stars’ Eric Cole was able to practice yesterday. He’ll be a game-time decision with an upper-body injury tonight.
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