NHL News: Injury Update 3/12/14
NHL Injury Updates 3/12: Hossa, Parenteau and More
March 12, 2014
There’s a relatively thin NHL schedule set for this evening, which makes this morning a good opportunity to check in on some of the injury situations around the league. We’ve got our usual mix of prognoses mixed into the fray today, so let’s take a closer look and see if we can determine what’s going to happen to these guys in the near future.
Joakim Andersson, C, Detroit Red Wings: Add another name to the ever-increasing list of Red Wings who have battled injuries this season. Andersson was diagnosed with a broken foot yesterday, sustained Sunday against the Rangers. He will be out for approximately two weeks while he recovers.
Losing Andersson is yet another depth hit to Detroit’s weary lineup. He has seven goals and eight assists to his credit on the season.
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Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens: We got a bit of an update on Price’s status yesterday, and it wasn’t necessarily good news. He’ll be sitting out tonight’s game against the Bruins, and hasn’t seen any action since Feb. 8.
The good news is that Price was able to do some work yesterday in practice, but apparently just isn’t able to go quite yet. We’ll keep you posted on his status moving forward.
P.A. Parenteau, RW, Colorado Avalanche: We got an update on Parenteau’s status yesterday, and it wasn’t particularly good. After sustaining an MCL injury in his right knee on Monday, he’s now expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.
Parenteau’s recovery timeline is around 4-6 weeks, which would potentially make him available during the postseason. The Avs’ last game before the playoffs is April 13, so they’ll be hoping for a speedy recovery here. Parentau has 14 goals and 19 assists on the year.
Marian Hossa, RW, Chicago Blackhawks: There’s some good news out there concerning Hossa. Today will be a big day for him, as he’s set to be doing some skating on his own in practice. It’s going to take a few sessions for him to get back to where he’s a realistic option for the Blackhawks, but this sounds like significant progress.
Hossa’s upper-body injury has kept him out since the Winter Classic on March 1. He has 24 goals and 26 assists in 57 games thus far.
Daniel Paille, LW, Boston Bruins: Bad news for the Bruins this morning. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that Paille had been diagnosed with a minor concussion and will have to sit out the next couple of games.
The feeling seems to be that Paille must have been experiencing dizziness after coming out of Sunday’s game. It’s tough to gauge a concussion, but this one appears to be pretty minor. We may even see him Saturday against Carolina.
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