Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Injury Update 1/11
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Injuries and Outlooks on Ailing Players
January 11, 2016
The NHL is going pretty quiet tonight, so this morning is a good opportunity to check out some of the notable fantasy hockey injury situations around the league. Let’s take a closer look at a few key names and see what we might be expecting from our rosters in the coming days.
The Sharks’ Raffi Torres is eligible to return from his suspension on January 14, but he’s also dealing with a knee injury.
If Torres travels with the team this week, take it as a sign that he’ll likely be ready to go on Thursday. Regardless, it’s something to watch when the lineups are announced.
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Nick Foligno has no timetable just yet on his return from his upper-body injury. He was blindsided in a hit on Friday, and hasn’t been able to get on the ice since.
Foligno is now out indefinitely, which is a big hit for the Blue Jackets and for fantasy owners. He had 15 points in his previous 14 games and had been playing very well. We’ll just have to wait and see how he responds to this injury.
It looks like Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk is ready to return to the club. He’s been on IR since the middle of November.
Deeper leaguers will want to keep an eye on Pysyk, who is returning from a broken foot. He has 10 hits and 18 blocks in his 18 games this year.
Speaking of Sabres defensemen, Jake McCabe is now dealing with a lower-body injury. He didn’t play in the final 10 minutes or so of yesterday’s game against the Jets after a collision in the second period.
We didn’t get much info on McCabe’s status after the game, but he attempted to play through it for a time before coming off the ice. We’ll get some more info this week.
It sounds like the Jets’ Mark Scheifele will be ready to play tomorrow night, according to the coaching staf.
Scheifele has 23 points in his 37 games this season, and will be a welcome addition to the Jets’ lineup.
The Rangers’ Chris Kreider has been cleared to play, and may be able to get onto the ice tonight against the Bruins.
Kreider hasn’t had the greatest fantasy season. He’s got just 18 points through 39 games. That said, he’s got the talent to boost those numbers in a hurry if he can get on a run.
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