Injury Ward: Latest Info on Byfuglien, Granlund, Karlsson, and more

Brennan Des


Latest info on Byfuglien, Granlund, Karlsson, and more…

Really had to get my Ducks in a row to write this one…

The Big Guns (>75% owned in Yahoo Leagues)

Patrice Bergeron –  A lower-body injury will keep Boston’s captain out of the lineup on Wednesday when the Bruins take on the Avalanche. Unfortunately, Bergeron isn’t having the ideal response to prescribed treatment, and a weekend return (Saturday against the Coyotes or Sunday against the Golden Knights) seems like the best hope at this point.

Dustin ByfuglienThe Jets’ defenseman should be considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury after missing Monday’s game against the Oilers. Winnipeg allowed 13 goals in their first two games, and although it’s a small sample size, big Buff is going to be a big part of improving the team’s defensive numbers.

Mikael GranlundAfter breaking out with an impressive 69 points in 81 games last season, many fantasy owners were hoping for more of the same from the Wild forward. They’re going to have to wait at least four more games, after which it becomes more of a day-to-day situation. Expect teams to be extra cautious with rushing their star players back in the beginning of the season, when results seem least important.

Roman JosiThe Predators’ defenseman was not in the lineup as the team beat the Flyers 6-5 on Tuesday night. The good news is that he was a game-time decision, indicating a lack of severity. For now, consider him day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Erik KarlssonThe Senators’ defenseman continues to skate and make progress from his foot surgery. Although the Sens have struggled to start the season, if they hope to succeed down the stretch it means allowing their best player as much time as he needs to feel 100%.  It seems to be a day-to-day situation at this point, and I would expect Ottawa to have their captain back within the next few games.

The Second Liners (40%-75% owned in Yahoo Leagues)

Zach PariseIt’s always promising to hear that an injured player has been a full participant in practice, and in this case it also means that Parise is getting closer and closer to a return