The IR – Duchene, Green and more…

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The playoffs are just over the horizon and the trade deadline is even closer. What impact will injuries have on both?


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Tuomo Ruutu, Carolina Hurricanes – Upper Body Injury – Day-to-Day

Chip Alexander reports that Carolina GM Jim Rutherford announced Ruutu will be out for about three weeks. With the trade deadline a week and a half away and Rutherford attempting to resign Ruutu, who is a pending UFA Rutherford said “The fact that we’d like him to stay and like to re-sign him has not changed in any way.”


Carl Gunnarsson, Toronto Maple Leafs – Ankle Sprain – Day-to-Day

The news is good for the Leafs as Gunnarsson has suffered a slight lower-ankle sprain, and is only expected to miss about seven days. Initially it was feared to be far worse. "It's not bad; it's not a high ankle sprain like we feared," Ron Wilson told the Toronto Sun


Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames – Arm/Shoulder – Mid-Late march

It is unclear if Backlund suffered his injury in a fight with Andrew Alberts, or as the result of a hit from Alex Edler. Regardless his arm is in a sling and he will be out four-to-six weeks.


Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers – Upper Body – Day-to-Day

Voracek left Sunday's game and did not return. He is only listed as day-to-day and may be ready to return as soon as Thursday.


Jason Garrison, Florida Panthers – Lower Body Injury – Seven to Ten Days

Speculation is that Garrison has a foot injury. Garrison blocked a shot that shattered his skate guard on Saturday. He was not wearing a boot or cast and was walking alone without a limp the next day.


Matt D'Agostini, St. Louis Blues – Head – Day-to-Day

The Blues are being very tight lipped about D'Agostini injury. It is officially listed as "head" but it may be a concussion as he was placed on the injured reserve on Sunday.


Marc Methot, Columbus Blue Jackets – Broken Jaw – Indefinite

Methot has his jaw wired shut as a result of being struck in the face with a shot. His jaw was cracked in two spots, both requiring surgery and plates installed. His jaw will be wired shut for five weeks and he will be on a liquid diet for that time. His season is very li