Injury Ward: Week 17




Alexander Ovechkin is dealing with a minor injury, while Steven Stamkos take part in every drill at practice. Here are more injury updates.




Adam McQuaid (leg) still day-to-day with his leg injury. “Injury that’s hard to assess…depends on how he heals”; according to Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien.

Dougie Hamilton (concussion) took light contact in practice but hasn’t been cleared yet; according to Julien.

Chris Kelly (ankle) practiced on Thursday, but a return date is still unclear.

Matt D'Agostini (upper body) was placed on IR on Tuesday.

Cam Ward (lower body) joined his teammates for the morning skate on Tuesday.

Blake Comeau (knee) took part in morning skate but won't be playing Thursday night.

Jimmy Howard (knee) out at least one week after aggravating knee injury.

Cory Emmerton (finger) is day-to-day after injuring his finger on Saturday.

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) said he feels better and could be back within a week.

Joakim Andersson (lower body) sustained a lower body injury at practice and is day-to-day

Daniel Alfredsson (back) will decide after morning skate on Friday whether he is ready to go, according to Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland.

Johan Franzen (concussion) said he had first good day since concussion, no more fogginess. Return date is still uncertain.

Aleksander Barkov (lower body) was held out of the final two periods Tuesday game for precautionary reasons. Florida Panthers head coach Peter Horachek believes the injury is not serious, however Barkov did miss practice on Thursday.

Tomas Kopecky (upper body) missed practice on Thursday.

Mike Mottau (leg) was