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Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings – Ankle – Day-to-Day
Lidstrom was hit in the ankle with the puck on Saturday and his ankle was swollen so badly he is unable to put on his skate. Detroit Free Press reports two sets of X-rays showed no fracture. “Just have to hope the swelling goes down so I can put my skate on,” he said. “That’s been the problem — putting my skate on and tying my skate.”
Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators – Finger – Day-to-Day
Sens work horse goalie accidentally cut a tendon in his pinky finger cooking dinner. The injury required surgery to repair. The Star reports GM Bryan Murray said, "We were told (Thursday) it was going to be some period of time. (Friday) we got a little better news," said Murray. "As soon as he feels … he can handle a stick, he'll be back on the ice, probably as early as next week.
Kris Versteeg, Florida Panthers – Lower Body Injury – Day-to-Day
TSN reported Versteeg who was "hurting" after Saturday's game is not traveling with the team and will miss three games. Wednesdays win in Toronto was the first of three.
Jonathan Ericsson, Detroit Red Wings – Wrist – Four Weeks
Ericsson has a fractured wrist. But the good news is he will only miss a month.
Kyle Quincey, Detroit Red Wings – Groin – Day-to-Day
Quincey aggravated his groin on Saturday. The injury was further aggravated by playing on a broken skate blade. Quincey didn't skate on Monday or play on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.
Johnny Boychuk, Boston Bruins – Concussion – Week-to-Week
Boychuk has now been diagnosed with a "mild" concussion after a stiff hit from Chris Neil. Boston Herald Blog reports Boychuk is on ice Wednesday taking passes and taking part in skating and conditioning drills before team practice. No sign of Nathan Horton.
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Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins – Concussion – Indefinite
Crosby has joined the team for a two game road trip starting Wednesday. Coach Dan Bylsma spoke to the Post Gazette saying, “There is no anticipation right now of when a day might be that Sid would come back to our team,”