Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Injury Update 2/16
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Injuries and Outlooks on Ailing Players
February 16, 2016
There’s a pretty hefty slate of NHL games coming up tonight, so this morning marks a good time to check out some of the notable injury situations out there and see what type of effects they’ll have on our fantasy hockey lineups. Let’s take a closer look.
Cam Ward spent some time on the ice before the Hurricanes practice yesterday, but he’s not expected to play tonight against the Jets.
Ward is still day-to-day with a leg injury.
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In other Hurricanes news, defenseman Justin Faulk wasn’t able to practice yesterday, but the expectation is that he’ll be able to skate today.
Once Faulk gets back on the ice, the team will make a determination on his status for the Jets game.
The Blues’ Alex Pietrangelo seems to be making a lot of progress in his recovery. He was originally tagged with a three-week recovery timeline with his knee injury, but was able to skate for the second straight session yesterday.
Pietrangelo might be able to get back by the end of the month if he keeps this up.
This isn’t necessarily an injury issue, but the Sabres’ Evander Kane won’t be playing today against Ottawa.
Kane reportedly broke the team rules by oversleeping and missing practice. His punishment will be missing a game. That’s unfortunate for fantasy owners, as he’s scored six goals over his last eight matchups.
The Devils’ Mike Cammalleri will not be able to play today against the Flyers.
Cammalleri has made some good progress on his hand injury, so he shouldn’t be out too much longer. Even with the time off, he’s got 14 goals and 38 points in his 42 games this year.
The Coyotes’ Boyd Gordon was able to skate yesterday, which was the first time he did so since his upper-body injury a couple of weeks back.
Gordon is still a few weeks out before he’s able to return to game action, but this is a good step for him. He will be re-evaluated at some point this week when he goes to the doctor.
Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik is set to make a return from his lower-body injury at some point this week.
Orpik says he and the team have been taking things day-to-day, and didn’t elaborate on whether or not he’ll be playing tonight. Orpik has missed a whopping 40 games with a bone injury.
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