Fantasy Hockey 2015-16: Injury Update 1/19
Fantasy Hockey Daily Leagues: Injuries and Outlooks on Ailing Players
January 19, 2016
We’ve got a pretty busy eight-game schedule in the NHL tonight, so there will be plenty of activity in our seasonal and daily fantasy hockey leagues. With that said, let’s check into some injuries from around the league to see what kind of effect they’ll have on our lineups tonight and beyond.
Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky suffered a concussion in his last appearance on Sunday.
Warsofsky will be out of commission for at least a week, and maybe more. We’ll have to monitor his symptoms.
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Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard was diagnosed with an oblique strain and he’ll be out for around a month.
It hasn’t been a great campaign thus far for Savard. He has just one goal and 15 assists in his 39 games.
Let’s stick with defensemen for a moment and visit with the Ducks’ Cam Fowler. He is still getting over a knee injury, but is reportedly progressing well.
Fowler just got back to skating this weekend. Back on December 27th, when he sprained his knee, his recovery timeline was in the 4-6 week area.
The Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sustained a hand injury last night, and it’s not looking too good.
He was hit in the hand while blocking a shot in the second period and left the ice. The only indication on the severity we’ve got right now is that it’s a “long-term injury.” With that in mind, we’re not so confident about his status in the near future.
As for David Krejci of the Bruins, he says he’s been making good progress from his upper-body injury and should be back in the lineup relatively soon.
Krejci probably won’t see the ice tonight, but there’s a decent chance he might return for Thursday’s (Vancouver) or Saturday’s (Columbus) game.
Frederik Andersen is dealing with a back issue, which kept him out of action on Sunday. That said, he should be okay for tonight’s game.
As for Simon Despres, he is in the AHL doing conditioning after his concussion.
The Canucks’ Henrik Sedin probably won’t play until after the All-Star break, according to the coaching staff.
Sedin’s injury is undisclosed, and he’s likely headed home to recuperate. It seems he’s dealing with a chest or shoulder issue stemming from a hard hit in Sunday’s game.
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