Let’s check in on the latest news regarding NHL injuries…
Before the injury updates, thought it would be beneficial to go over the NHL IR rules. A player placed on IR is ineligible to play in NHL games for a period no less than seven days. A player placed on long-term IR is unavailable for 10 games and 24 calendar days. Just thought this information would help when you see a player has been placed on IR or LTIR.
Check out the latest injury updates heading into the Christmas break.
Loui Eriksson (concussion) is still experiencing post-concussion symptoms.
Daniel Paille (concussion) is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion.
Dougie Hamilton (lower body) has been working out with strength and conditioning coach.
Adam McQuaid (lower body) might be held out through Christmas break.
Cody McCormick (upper body) is out four to six weeks.
Brett Bellemore (concussion) practiced on Friday in a regular jersey.
Dalton Prout (upper body) will miss two to three weeks.
Derek MacKenzie (lower body) is day-to-day and expects to be back in the line-up before Christmas.
James Wisniewski (upper body) might be back in the line-up Saturday.
Marian Gaborik (knee) is expected to play Saturday, according to Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards.
Nathan Horton (shoulder) is expected to