Injury Report: Brouwer digs up the goods on Anisimov, Hornqvist, Malkin and more…
Get the stretcher (latest injuries):
Artem Anisimov suffered a head injury Saturday night after being hit by Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle. Aaron Portzline tweeted that Anisimov does have a concussion. He found his scoring touch this year, as he scored 11 goals in 34 games, which over 82 games would equal 27 goals. This is his fourth injury of the season and comes at a time when the Columbus Blue Jackets need him the most in order to land their first playoff spot in four years.
Bruno Gervais is yet another Philadelphia Flyer defenseman who has gone down with an injury. Gervais will need surgery to repair a torn stomach muscle and is out indefinitely. To add to the Flyers defensive problems Kent Huskins suffered a concussion Monday night after a high hit from Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan White. Neither have much fantasy value.
Brandon Manning and Matt Konan were recalled but only Manning got into Tuesday game. Manning, who was an offensive dman in the WHL, picked up his first NHL point on a Brayden Schenn goal.
Patric Hornqvist is out again with an upper body injury. He returned from his second injury back on March 25 and played in 10 games, where he registered one goal and six points. The Nashville Tennessean reported that the Nashville Predators expect Hornqvist to return before the season ends and that he is expected to skate on his own Wednesday. This is his third injury this season; he missed eight games with an upper body injury and another 10 games with a knee injury.
Filip Forsberg has been the clear benefactor from Hornqvist latest injury. He is playing on the top line and first power play unit. In his two games he has six shots and a minus-4 rating, while averaging just under 16 minutes of ice time.