NHL Injuries: Latest on Marner, Stamkos, Quick, Stone, E.J. and others

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The latest injury news on Mitch Marner, Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan, Conor Sheary and many more…



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Mitch MarnerThe Leafs’ forward has been placed on injured reserve with what seems to be a shoulder injury suffered last week against Columbus. Babcock said to consider Marner day-to-day for now, but Babcock’s definition of ‘day-to-day’ might be a little bit longer than what we’re used to. The young winger has been having a sensational rookie season, with 48 points in 56 games, he’s definitely a big reason why the Leafs are in the playoff race. The team’s doctors and trainers will have the final say on when Marner makes his return, so don’t expect him to be rushed back in.

Steven StamkosThe Lightning captain has been progressing well, finally skating on his own in Tuesday’s morning skate. It seems that the original timetable remains applicable in this situation (four to six months), meaning a return between mid-March and mid-May. Zach Parise had the same knee surgery years ago, and said it took about a year and half to feel better. So even if Stamkos comes back this season, keep in mind he might not be firing on all cylinders.

Jonathan QuickThe Kings’ goaltender has been working harder and harder in practice, putting him on pace for a return in early March. Quick still isn’t game-ready, and the team continues to intensify his training regiment, so there is still progress to be made. The Kings have absolutely no reason to rush Quick into the lineup with the stellar play of Peter Budaj, who currently boasts a 2.12 GAA and .917 SV%.

Mike HoffmanAs of right now, all we know is that the Senators forward has a groin injury. I would consider him day-to-day until we get a more cohesive update. Hoffman had been having a pretty good season with 39 points in 52, but after watching his undeniable talent on the ice, I’m still waiting for him to hit the next level on the stats sheet.

Mark Stone