The IR – New Additions, Updates, and Returns

Dobber Sports

2012-01-11

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A weekly look at the latest NHL injury news – whatever we can dig up in this ‘Top Secret’, CIA world…

 

 

New Additions


Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals – Head –Day-to-Day

Backstrom is no longer with the team and has returned to Washington after the blow to the head from Calgary's Rene Bourque. The Cap's are not calling it a concussion….yet!

 

 

Jordan Staal, Pittsburgh Penguins – Knee – Mid-Late February

Stall is the latest star to join the Penguins infirmary. Stall has torn ligaments in his knee. Surgery does not seem to be required, but he’s out for the rest of this month and well into February.

 

 

Jeff Carter, Columbus Blue Jackets – Shoulder – Indefinite

The nightmare season for Columbus continues as Carter is back on the IR. This time he has suffered a separated shoulder. There is still no time frame for his return, but another 4-6 weeks is a fair guess.

 

 

Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks – Wrist – Three-to-Four Weeks

As Dobber pointed out in the daily ramblings, Sharp is typically a quick healer and often returns sooner rather than later.

 

 

Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers – Knee – Two-to-Three Weeks

Eberle had an MRI and the results indicate he will not require surgery and will miss two-to-three weeks, or about six-to-nine games.

 

 

Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Minnesota Wild – Concussion – Indefinite

This is extremely bad news for Bouchard. He is another example of a player, who's career has been marred with concussion injuries. Bouchard's career is in jeopardy much the same as Marc Savard and Peter Mueller.

 

 

Jacob Markstrom, Florida Panthers – Knee – Indefinite

Markstrom will undergo a minor knee surgery today. This will be his second in as many years. With Theodore already out with a knee injury, Scott Clemmensen will assume the starting mantle in Florida.

 

 

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Updates from Last Night's Games


Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings – Lower Body Injury – Day-to-Day

Datsyuk did not start last night's game in Long Island with an undisclosed lower body injury. The Red Wings tweeted that it is not serious and they hope he will be available soon.

 

 

Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators – Upper Body Injury – Day-to-Day

Karlsson participated in the morning skate but was unable to play in last night's game in Pittsburgh. Bruce Garrioch tweeted today that Karlsson is not in today's practice.

 

 

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