The IR – Nugent-Hopkins, Datsyuk, Ward and more

Dobber Sports

2012-02-22

Datsyuk

 

The IR ReportA star studded edition of the IR features Toews, Datsyuk, and Lecavalier out. Get updates on the status of Benn, Nugent-Hopkins, and Markov. Healthy returns of Green, Duchene, and JVR, and more.

 

New Additions

Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks – Upper Body Injury – Day-to-Day

The Chicago Sun Times reports Toews injury is not related to a previous wrist injury, and that he has been playing through the injury recently as he has missed some practices, and morning skates. Toews is officially listed as day-to-day.

 

Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings – Knee – Two Weeks

Datsyuk underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday morning. Wings GM Ken Holland told the Chicago Sun Times, "They took an MRI [and] saw a fragment, [They] cleaned up his ligament, and he should be ready to go in a couple of weeks. … The doctor said after being in there that it was something that needed to be done."

 

Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning – Broken Hand – Indefinitely

Lecavalier suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right hand in Saturday's game. TBO reports the injury is not serious and should not cost Lecavalier the balance of the season. He will not require any surgery or procedure to repair the break, only some time to heal. While he may not travel with the team Lecavalier will be able to continue to skate and work out to maintain his conditioning.

 

Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes – Lower Body Injury – Day-to-Day

No specific information on the exact nature of the injury but it has been giving Ward trouble lately. Ward is only listed as day-to-day for now. Without more information on the nature of the injury it is difficult to speculate if he will miss more or less time.

 

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild – Undisclosed – Day-to-Day

Koivu is back in my IR report again! He has been in and out more than any other player. The nature of his most recent injury is undisclosed but the Star Tribune suggests that is because he may return and play through the injury.  Koivu has missed the past two games and Koivu did not travel with the team for an upcoming two-game road trip.

 

Jamie Langenbrunner, St. Louis Blues – Broken Foot – Four to Six Weeks

Langenbrunner will miss at least a month with a broken bone in his left foot. He has been placed on the injured reserve and will be reevaluated in four weeks.

 

Rich Peverley, Boston Bruins – Knee- Four to Six Weeks

Peverley has sprained right knee ligaments. He should not require surgery but will need at least a month to heal.

 

Peter Mueller, Colo