Injury Ward: Week 16




Steven Stamkos nears his return and more in this week’s IR Report.




Dougie Hamilton (Concussion) will not be traveling to Dallas or Chicago.

Matt D'Agostini (upper body) will be out a little while; according to Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan.

Drayson Bowman (lower body), Cam Ward (lower body) and Pat Dwyer (lower body) did not practice with the team and should be considered day-to-day.

Blake Comeau (knee) is out four to six weeks with a sprained knee.

Daniel Alfredsson (back) and Darren Helm (groin) are out for Thursday's  game and should still be considered day-to-day.

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) has been placed on short term IR.

Jonas Gustavsson (groin) practiced on Thursday and is hoping to return Saturday.


Jonathan Ericsson (ribs) practiced on Thursday and is looking to return next week.

Johan Franzen (concussion) is still experiencing dizziness and felt "so-so" at practice on Tuesday.


David Desharnais (flu) was on the ice at practice Thursday and is a game-time decision.

Davis Drewiske (shoulder) has been skating on his own but hasn't practiced with team yet.

Damien Brunner (knee) resumed skating on Wednesday and could join the team next week.

Travis Hamonic (upper body) has returned to Long Island to have injury evaluated.

Evgeni Nabokov (leg) was on the ice with Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) on Tuesday as they are both getting close to returning.

Zac Rinaldo (ankle) was placed on IR on January 10.

Erik Gustafsson (knee) attended opti