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Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Injury Update 1/5

Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Injury News and Advice for Tonight's Matchups

January 5, 2016

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We’ve got a pretty hefty schedule of NHL games ahead of us this evening, so it’s a good time to check out some of the notable injury situations from around the league. We’ve got a fresh crop of big-time fantasy hockey names in store for you today, so let’s visit with the latest news and see what kind of effects they’ll be having on your rosters in daily and seasonal leagues.

The Islanders announced yesterday that defenseman Johnny Boychuk will be out of action for 4-6 weeks.
Boychuk is nursing an upper-body injury. He’s got three goals and 11 assists in his 38 games thus far.

Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Injury Update 1/5

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Carey Price is getting better, but he’s not quite back to his old self just yet and hasn’t resumed skating.
Price is fighting off a lower-body injury. He’s currently at five weeks along in a six-week timetable. The Canadiens will roll with Ben Scrivens tonight against the Flyers and will try to turn their fortunes around.

The Sabres’ Mark Pysyk might just be able to return from his foot injury this weekend. He’s healing from a broken bone and hasn’t played since November 17.

The Rangers’ Chris Kreider is doubtful for tonight’s matchup against the Stars. He’s got a hand injury and is day-to-day at this point.

Back to the Sabres for a moment: Nicolas Deslauriers is believed to have sustained a foot injury. He’s got a 3-5 week timetable.
Deslauriers has seven points and 102 hits in his 38 appearances thus far.

Jiri Hudler missed out on the Flames’ practice yesterday. He’s nursing a lower-body injury that he sustained Saturday against Colorado.

Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney is now on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He’s out indefinitely.
With Sergei Bobrovsky on IR as well, the Jackets will have to roll with Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg.

The Devils’ Mike Cammalleri was scratched from yesterday’s game due to an upper-body injury.
He’s considered day-to-day and had a doctor visit yesterday.

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