The IR: Playoff Edition 2013 Round 4






NHL Injury Report – the latest on Nugent-Hopkins, Rinne, Brown and more

In this week’s edition of Carried Off the Ice we take a quick look at a few injury updates of couple players in the Stanley Cup Finals as well as a few non-playoff updates.


Playoff Injuries:

Gregory Campbell is a playoff warrior!  The Boston Bruin forward broke his leg while blocking an Evgeni Malkin shot but that didn't keep him down as he finished his penalty kill shift. He had surgery on June 11 and is looking at a six-to-eight week recovery. Campbell is not much of a fantasy option but you have to love the effort to get his team into the Stanley Cup Finals.



Marian Hossa didn't skate with the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday morning but he is expected to play in Game 4 after missing Game 3 with an upper body injury. quoted Hawks coach Joel Quenneville "Hossa is expected to play tonight, he is fine." TSN's Aaron Ward believes Hossa's injury is neck related.

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Non-Playoff Injuries:

Dustin Brown is another playoff warrior. Pierre LeBrun tweeted on June 8 that "Brown says he tore his PCL in his knee in Game 6 last round. Played through it." He played Game 7 of the second round and the entire Western Conference Finals for the Los Angeles Kings on a torn PCL. He was held pointless and finished with a minus-3 rating against the Blackhawks, but threw 21 hits in the five game series, including eight in the first game.

Darren Helm will try and get back on the ice in July. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Detroit Red Wings "are holding out hope that yet another stretch of slow rehabilitation will have left Helm in good enough condition that he can take to the ice in mid-July as part of the team's annual development camp."

Willie Mitchell is clearly not ready to hang up his skates. He