This week’s Injury Report looks at new additions and updates on injured players, as well as who has made an impact since returning.
Shea Weber, Nashville – Concussion – Indefinite
TSN reports Shea Weber is out indefinitely with a concussion after a hard hit by Mark Fistric. “There’s no official timetable for his return, but he’s feeling better and I’m hoping there’s a chance for him to return Friday,” head Coach Barry Trotz told TSN. “But we’ll see.” Nashville has recalled Ryan Ellis.
John-Michael Liles, Toronto Maple Leafs – Concussion – Indefinite
TSN also reports Leafs defenseman Liles is suffering from concussion like symptoms and has been placed on the injured reserve after being hit by Paul Gaustad. “We’re shutting him down for a few days,” said Coach Ron Wilson. “He was better today, but not ready to go and if we run into a crisis we’ve gotta have another defenceman available – in case of illness or another injury.”
Simon Gagne, Los Angeles Kings – Upper Body Injury – Indefinite
Gagne is out with an undisclosed injury, reports TSN. The Kings will not confirm it is a concussion after he was hit in Monday's game. Gagne has historically suffered from a variety of injuries, including concussions. Gagne is not traveling with the team on their current two game road trip.
Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets – Knee – Day-to-Day
Big buff missed Tuesday's game with a lower body injury. Gary Lawless tweeted that Byfuglien was scratched for the game and has been playing through a knee injury for some time now
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning – Upper Body Injury – Day-to-Day
Hedman Left Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia after a collision with the end boards.
Devante Smith-Pelly, Anaheim – Foot – Four-to-Six Weeks
Smith-Pelly was injured playing for team Canada at the World Junior Tournament. It is a tough loss for Canada.
Tomas Holmstrom, Detroit Red Wings – Groin – Day-to-Day
Holmstrom has a groin injury and is expected to miss the next seven to 10 days
Ryan Whitney, Edmonton Oilers, Ankle – Day-to-Day
Whitney is back on the sidelines with an ankle injury. He has tendonitis in the previously injured ankle that required surgery.
Peter Regin, Ottawa Senators – Shoulder – Indefinite
Regin is out with his