Fantasy Hockey News: Injury Update 2/26/15
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Injuries and Outlooks on Ailing Players
February 26, 2015
With a nine-game schedule on the slate for tonight, this morning makes a great time to visit with some of the notable injuries in the NHL and see how they relate to the fantasy hockey world. We’ve got our usual roundup of key names today, so let’s examine the latest news and see what’s happening out there.
Good news on the Stars’ Patrick Eaves. He’s back to skating now and could potentially be out on the ice for tomorrow’s game against Colorado.
Eaves’ latest concussion happened a couple of weeks ago, so it’s somewhat surprising to see him back on the ice so quickly. We’ll see if he can go full at practice today.
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Elsewhere on the Stars, goalie Kari Lehtonen has been stricken with an undisclosed issue and is questionable for tomorrow’s game.
That clears up the decision to start Jhonas Enroth two games in a row. The general sentiment here seems to point to a minor injury in Lehtonen’s case, however, which is good news for owners.
The Predators’ Anton Volchenkov seems to be closer to a return, but he’s probably not quite there just yet. He was able to practice yesterday, however, lending some hope to the notion that he’ll be back within the next few days.
It’s probably hoping too much that Volchenkov will be able to play tonight, but he should be over his lower-body injury pretty soon.
The Blue Jackets’ Jeremy Morin, who is nursing an upper-body injury, has begun doing some light skating. He’s been on IR since late last month.
Morin is classified as day-to-day right now, so he could be back within a few days.
Elsewhere in Columbus, center Boone Jenner has been skating on his own but doesn’t seem like he’s all that close to getting back to full practices with the team.
Jenner’s getting over a fractured back and has been out since late December. We’re probably looking at a return in March if all goes well.
Up in Vancouver, Brad Richardson was able to get back to skating yesterday.
Richardson is nursing an ankle injury and hasn’t played since January 16. We won’t get a concrete timeline on a return, however, until he gets back to skating with the team.
Both Alexander Edler and Chris Tanev of the Canucks resumed skating this week as well, but neither player seems too close to a return.
Edler is week-to-week, and Tanev isn’t traveling with the team, so they won’t be hitting the ice in any meaningful capacity for a while.
One more item from Vancouver as we finish things up today: Alex Burrows--in all likelihood--won’t be playing tonight’s game against Buffalo. He’s nursing a lower-body issue that has kept him out for three games.
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