The IR Report – Playoff Edition

Dobber Sports

2012-04-19

 

Hossa US PRESSWIRE

 

In this weeks report we look at updates, players recently injured, the resulting suspensions, and more.

 

The East

Boston Bruins


Adam McQuaid, Defense – Eye – Day-to-Day

McQuaid did not travel with the team to Washington. He is close to a return, but is questionable for game four.

 

Tuukka Rask, Goal – Groin – Day-to-Day

The Bruins are going to be very cautious with Rasks groin injury. He is close to returning to back up Tim Thomas, but Claude Julien is being careful. "Because he's a goaltender and the injury that he has, you can't rush him back,'' Julien said. "That's all we need – for Tim to go down, he goes in, then he goes down after the first or second shot. We're just making sure that when he's back, he's going to be 100 percent. Not 99, but 100 percent.''

 

Florida Panthers

 

Marco Sturm, Wing – Lower Body – Day-to-Day

Was questionable for game one, and continues to miss games due to a lower body injury.

 

Ottawa Senators


Daniel Alfredsson, Winger – Concussion – Day-to-Day

Carl Hagelin received a three game suspension for his elbow to the Sens Captain. This is Alfredssons second concussion this season at the hands of the Rangers.  Alfredsson did not play in game two, and was not in practice on Tuesday, or Wednesday. Will the loss of Alfredsson to the Sens cause them to collapse, or will they rally around their leader.

 

 

Philadelphia Flyers


James Van Riemsdyk, Wing – Foot – Day-to-Day

JVR is close to returning from his foot injury as he has returned to practice on Tuesday.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins


Paul Martin, Defense – Undisclosed – Day-to-Day

Martin will not play in game four as the Penguins face elimination. It is suspected martin suffered the injury as a result of a hit from Flyers Braden Schenn.

 

Western Conference


Chicago Blackhawks


Marian Hossa, Wing – Undisclosed – Day-to-Day

Raffi Torres strikes again. Torres delivered a devastating hit to Hossa Tuesday night that caused Hossa to be removed on a stretcher in a neck brace. He was later released from hospital and is currently resting at home. No further details are available at this time.