Carried Off the Ice: NHL Injury Report





Training camps are ending soon and pre-season games have started now. Here is the latest news regarding injured players.


Jiri Tlusty was hit hard during a scrimmage and has a head injury. Chip Alexander tweeted on Friday that "Tlusty out another couple of days, Muller said. Was woozy after hit by Woods in Friday scrimmage."


Aaron Portzline blogged on Monday that Dalton Prout has "been cleared for non-contact practice. Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said Prout was expected out 4-6 weeks and it's been four weeks."


Portzline also blogged on Monday that Matt Calvert is dealing with a groin injury. "Calvert was scratched from Sunday's exhibition opener with a strained groin and did not skate this morning. He's day-to-day."

Johan Franzen is dealing with a sore hip flexor that forced him to miss the first exhibition game. The Detroit Free Press reported "it's doubtful that Franzen would play any earlier than the weekend, and that's probably an outside chance."


Florida Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski says he is feeling good after major hip surgery but is not sure when he will be able to return. The Sun Sentinel reported "Jovanovski said the next step is taking and giving hits on the ice, and he hopes to test the hip in some sort of game action in about a week."


George Richards tweeted on Thursday "Florida Panthers Kevin Dineen say Nick Bjugstad following NHL concussion protocol after Game 3 of rookie tournament."


Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reported Dineen "was excited about the amazing progress made by