Injury Ninja Update: Fantasy Hockey Onslaught!

The Injury Ninja has had a busy season and it continues into the final week hockey fans. (File Photo)

The Injury Ninja has had a busy season and it continues into the final week hockey fans. (File Photo)

Alas, here we go again! We return the InjureCon temporarily to The Hockey Program. Next year, it will be back on ProjectRoto. However in the meantime, here is this week’s injury report. Please remember that these are only injuries that have happened in the last week.

Injury Ninja Report

ANAHEIM

Player Date Status Description
Tim Jackman 2014-04-05 out indefinitely hand surgery
Teemu Selanne 2014-04-06 will miss Sunday’s game against Edmonton rest
Saku Koivu 2014-04-06 will miss Sunday’s game against Edmonton rest
Frederik Andersen 2014-04-06 will miss Sunday’s game against Edmonton upper body

BOSTON

Player Date Status Description
Kevan Miller 2014-04-06 probable for Tuesday’s game against Minnesota body soreness
Jarome Iginla 2014-04-06 questionable for Tuesday’s game against Minnesota lower body

BUFFALO

Player Date Status Description
Tyler Myers 2014-04-06 doubtful for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia upper body
Marcus Foligno 2014-04-06 questionable for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia lower body
Henrik Tallinder 2014-04-06 doubtful for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia lower body
Zenon Konopka 2014-04-06 doubtful for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia back spasms
Drew Stafford 2014-04-06 questionable for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia undisclosed

CALGARY

Player Date Status Description
Tyler Wotherspoon 2014-04-05 questionable for Monday’s game against New Jersey bruised shoulder
Ladislav Smid 2014-04-05 questionable for Monday’s game against New Jersey upper body

CAROLINA

Player Date Status Description
Andrej Sekera 2014-04-06 questionable for Tuesday’s game against the NY Rangers lower body
Jiri Tlusty 2014-04-06 questionable for Tuesday’s game against the NY Rangers upper body
Drayson Bowman 2014-04-06 probable for Tuesday’s game against the NY Rangers illness

CHICAGO

Player Date Status Description
Johnny Oduya 2014-04-06 will miss Sunday’s game against St. Louis lower body

COLORADO

Player Date Status Description
Matt Duchene 2014-03-30 out indefinitely bruised knee
Cody McLeod 2014-04-06 doubtful for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh sprained left ankle/knee

COLUMBUS

Player Date Status Description
Nathan Horton 2014-04-06 questionable for Sunday’s game against the NY Islanders lower body
Nikita Nikitin 2014-04-06 questionable for Sunday’s game against the NY Islanders lower body

DALLAS

Player Date Status Description
Aaron Rome 2014-04-06 doubtful for Sunday’s game against Florida lower body
Ray Whitney 2014-04-06 doubtful for Sunday’s game against Florida lower body

EDMONTON

Player Date Status Description
Luke Gazdic 2014-03-31 will miss the remainder of the season shoulder surgery
Andrew Ference 2014-03-31 expected to miss the remainder of the season chest

FLORIDA

Player Date Status Description
Brad Boyes 2014-04-06 questionable for Sunday’s game against Dallas back spasms
Jonathan Huberdeau 2014-04-06 probable for Sunday’s game against Dallas lower body

LOS ANGELES

Player Date Status Description
Dwight King 2014-04-06 questionable for Wednesday’s game against Calgary undisclosed
Drew Doughty 2014-04-06 questionable for Wednesday’s game against Calgary bruised left shoulder

MINNESOTA

Player Date Status Description
Mikael Granlund 2014-04-06 doubtful for Monday’s game against Winnipeg upper body
Darcy Kuemper 2014-04-06 doubtful for Monday’s game against Winnipeg lower body

MONTREAL

Player Date Status Description
Douglas Murray 2014-04-06 undisclosed undisclosed
Dale Weise 2014-04-06 questionable for Wednesday’s game against Chicago upper body

NASHVILLE

Player Date Status Description
Patrick Eaves 2014-04-06 questionable for Tuesday’s game against Dallas lower body

NEW JERSEY

Player Date Status Description
Ryane Clowe 2014-04-06 doubtful for Monday’s game against Calgary head
Bryce Salvador 2014-04-06 doubtful for Monday’s game against Calgary lower body
Patrik Elias 2014-04-06 doubtful for Monday’s game against Calgary head
Jacob Josefson 2014-04-06 questionable for Monday’s game against Calgary lower body
Adam Henrique 2014-04-06 questionable for Monday’s game against Calgary undisclosed

NY ISLANDERS

Player Date Status Description
Calvin de Haan 2014-04-06 will miss Sunday’s game against Columbus lower body

NY RANGERS

Player Date Status Description
Ryan McDonagh 2014-04-02 expected to miss 1-2 weeks bruised left shoulder

OTTAWA

Player Date Status Description
Jared Cowen 2014-03-31 out indefinitely lower body
Colin Greening 2014-04-06 probable for Tuesday’s game against the NY Islanders lower body

PHOENIX

Player Date Status Description
Mike Smith 2014-03-25 will miss at least 1-2 weeks lower body
Martin Hanzal 2014-04-05 questionable for Tuesday’s game against Columbus lower body

PITTSBURGH

Player Date Status Description
Jussi Jokinen 2014-04-06 doubtful for Sunday’s game against Colorado upper body
Olli Maatta 2014-04-06 expected to miss Sunday’s game against Colorado upper body

ST. LOUIS

Player Date Status Description
Alexander Steen 2014-04-06 missed Sunday’s game against Chicago upper body

TAMPA BAY

Player Date Status Description
Michael Kostka 2014-04-02 out indefinitely concussion

TORONTO

Player Date Status Description
Jonathan Bernier 2014-04-04 expected to miss at least three weeks strained left MCL
Joffrey Lupul 2014-04-06 questionable for Tuesday’s game against Tampa Bay lower body

WASHINGTON

Player Date Status Description
Dustin Penner 2014-04-06 doubtful for Tuesday’s game against St. Louis upper body
Mike Green 2014-04-06 questionable for Tuesday’s game against St. Louis upper body
Patrick Wey 2014-04-06 questionable for Tuesday’s game against St. Louis head
Jack Hillen 2014-04-06 doubtful for Tuesday’s game against St. Louis upper body

WINNIPEG

Player Date Status Description
Al Montoya 2014-04-06 doubtful for Monday’s game against Minnesota lower body
Dustin Byfuglien 2014-04-06 doubtful for Monday’s game against Minnesota upper body
Zach Bogosian 2014-04-06 questionable for Monday’s game against Minnesota upper body
Keaton Ellerby 2014-04-06 questionable for Monday’s game against Minnesota lower body

Almighty lord, the injuries are TOO DAMN HIGH! People often think that we are joking but the numbers do not lie. There are 61 injuries or updates alone and that does not include Michael Grabner and quite a few others that are just not playing for a variety of reasons.

But again, what about the InjureCon? This last week will feature many chances to test it out. Teams are going to try to hide injuries, sneak players back into the lineup, etc. Occasionally I will personally post my injury risks on Twitter. Please keep in mind, this will never be an exact science. However, it is just a rough guess on what could happen.

Good luck this week in your fantasy hockey leagues and most importantly…..try to survive and thrive! Thanks for reading.

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

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