Friday, February 20, 2015

Injury Week in Review (Feb 14-20)

Hey all. This is the 2nd edition of Injury Week in Review. In these posts I'll be charting [new] injuries that occurred over the past week. These are only actual injuries (no illnesses/flu/missed games to personal reasons) that have caused players to miss 1+ game. Again, if I missed any, let me know!



Team
Player
Injury
Placed on IR?
Date of Injury
Projected Return & Notes
Stars
Tyler Seguin
Knee
Yes
Feb. 13
Up to 8 weeks
Stars
Ales Hemsky
Undisclosed lower body
No
Feb. 13
~1 week
Stars
Patrick Eaves
Concussion
Yes
Feb. 13
Week+, no skull fractures. Undergoing protocol
Senators
Chris Neil
Fractured left thumb
Yes
Feb. 14
3-4 weeks. Had surgery 2/19.
Ducks
Matt Beleskey
Undisclosed upper body
Yes
Feb. 15
2-4 weeks
Ducks
Sami Vatanen
Undisclosed lower body
Yes
Feb. 15
4-6 weeks, no surgery.
Sabres
Patrick Kaleta
Undisclosed “minor surgery”
Yes
Feb. 16
4-6 weeks
Jets
Mathieu Perreault
Undisclosed lower body
Yes
Feb. 16
“Significant” injury, possibly out rest of regular season  
Senators
Robin Lehner
Concussion
Yes
Feb. 16
Placed on IR 2/19. Out at least week+
Senators
Clarke MacArthur
Concussion
Yes
Feb. 16
Placed on IR 2/19. Out at least week+
Canucks
Christopher Tanev
Undisclosed
No
Feb. 16
Likely out until 2/27, didn’t travel with team for 5-game road trip.
Oilers
Luke Gazdic
Face
No
Feb. 16
Left 2/16 game after taking a hit from Dustin Byufglien. Missed 2/18 and 2/20 games.
Oilers
Viktor Fasth
Knee
Yes
Feb. 16
Out indefinitely after suffering knee injury on 2/16
Blue Jackets
Nick Foligno
Undisclosed lower body
No
Feb. 17
Missed 2/17 but returned to play 2/19
Islanders
Casey Cizikas
Undisclosed lower body
Yes
Feb. 16
Cizikas has been playing hurt, wears a boot on his boot after blocking a shot. Out a week, not seen to be too serious.
Predators
Anton Volchenkov
Undisclosed lower body
Yes
Feb. 14
Skated, likely to return soon
Canadiens
Alexei Emelin
Undisclosed upper body
No
Feb. 18
Day-to-day, out at least  a week. Possibly 4-6. (Right shoulder injury, no surgery)
Canadiens
Sergei Gonchar
Undisclosed upper body
Yes
Feb. 14
Left 2/14 game with an upper-body injury and placed on IR 2/19. Will likely return in a week.
Bruins
Kevan Miller
Shoulder
Yes
Feb. 16
Placed on IR 2/19. Concerns that “prognosis isn’t looking good”
Oilers
Anton Lander
Shoulder
Yes
Feb. 18
Placed on IR after suffering shoulder injury 2/18
Islanders
Mikhail Grabovski
Undisclosed upper body
Yes
Feb. 19
Took a huge hit to the head, probably his 2nd concussion of the season. Out at least a week+
Ducks
Hampus Lindholm
Ankle
No
Feb. 18
Day-to-day, missed 1 game (2/18)
Coyotes
Zybnek Michalek
Undisclosed upper body
No
Feb. 16
Day-to-day. Possible concussion. Missed 1 game (2/16) and will be out 2/21.
Sabres
Josh Gorges
Undisclosed lower body
No
Feb. 15
Out & chance it’s a season-ending injury
Flames
Paul Byron
Undisclosed lower body
No
Feb. 18
Day-to-day. Missed 2/18 and questionable for 2/20
Stars
Travis Moen
Undisclosed upper body
Yes
Feb. 17
Placed on IR and could miss “extended time”
Red Wings
Kyle Quincey
Undisclosed lower body
No
Feb. 20
Nursing a lower-body injury, doubtful for 2/21 game
Oilers
Jeff Petry
Ribs
No
Feb. 18
Left 2/18 game with ribs injury and will miss 2/20 game
Wild
Jared Spurgeon
Face
No
Feb. 18
Took a puck to the face 2/18 and will miss 2/20 game
Leafs
Trevor Smith
Undisclosed lower body
No
Feb. 16
Out through the weekend
Canucks
Alexander Edler
Undisclosed upper body
Yes
Feb. 14
Left 2/14 game in 2nd period with an upper-body injury. Placed on IR 2/18. Considered week-to-week
That's 31 injured players. 

Of note:

1. Tyler Seguin - It's been reported Seguin could miss up to 8 weeks due to a knee injury. The injury was due to a hit delivered by Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, who as a result was suspended for four games. The hit can be seen below, credit to u/goodaccount on r/hockey). 



2. Patrick Eaves - Another Stars player injured in the game against the Panthers. Eaves took a slapshot from his own teammate to the head and is out with a concussion. 


3. Chris Neil - If you need surgery, it's a fairly serious fracture. Probably a result of his fight with Luke Gazdic as seen below. 



4. Robin Lehner and Clarke MacArthur - The two Senators players collided into each other and both suffered concussions on a scary play which can be seen below (credit Adam Gretz, CBS Sports).


5. Luke Gazdic - Gazdic took a huge hit from Dustin Byufglien and needed 8 stitches (gfy credit to u/grizzy19 on r/hockey)




6. Mikhail Grabovski - Quite unfortunate, Grabovski took a huge (but clean) hit from Eric Nystrom on 2/19 and was down for a few minutes. He skated off on his own but missed the rest of the game and was immediately placed on Ir. This is probably Grabovski's second concussion of the season and is out indefinitely. GFY credit to u/fireislander on r/hockeygamegifs