The IR: Playoff Edition 2013 – May 22





The latest injury news, including Ovechkin, Bozak, Bergeron, Staal, Beauchemin and more…

In this week’s edition of Carried Off the Ice we will look at the latest injuries impacting the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as well as some injuries affecting teams not playing in the second round.


Playoff Injuries:

The Boston Bruins have several veteran defensemen out with injuries but that hasn't slowed down the Bruins who are up 3-0 in their second round series. Andrew Ference has missed the last five games with a lower body injury.  Wade Redden has missed five of the last six games with an undisclosed injury and Dennis Seidenberg has missed the last three games with a lower body injury.

The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that "Redden participated fully in yesterday's practice at the Garden, while Seidenberg skated for a half-hour before the workout with strength coach and then stuck around for practice as well, though he did not take contact. Ference, who has been seen in a walking boot, still has not skated, and it doesn't seem like he'll be back any time soon." All three are listed day-to-day but sounds like Ference could be out longer.

Patrice Bergeron received a deep gash over his eye after being hit by Steve Eminger in game 3 but this won't keep him out of the line-up.

Mikael Samuelsson is still dealing with a shoulder injury that he suffered back on March 31. He is listed as day-to-day and hasn't played yet in round two. Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily tweeted "All the Red Wings are on the ice except for Helm and Samuelsson." Sounds like he will miss game 4 as