Injury Ward: Updates on Price, Getzlaf, Drouin, and More…

Brennan Des


Updates on Price, Getzlaf, Drouin, and more…

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

Carey Price3.77 GAA, .877%. Guess who owns those numbers. Vesa Toskala? Ha. Nope. I kid because I too have suffered through Carey Price’s struggles this season, both as a Habs fan and fantasy hockey manager. Tuesday provided a flurry of updates on Price’s status, we learned his injury is not related to the one he suffered two seasons ago, it isn’t a lingering injury, and that he will be back on the ice in the next few days. While I personally believe this absence gives him a chance to rebound mentally, there might also be some physical truth to the injury. The Canadiens’ goalie last played against the Minnesota Wild, and it was hard to find a play that might have led to an injury. This leads me to believe this is similar to the Henrik Lundqvist situation, where the team acknowledges their world-class goaltender needs some time away to find his game again, but in this case don’t want the Montreal media to go crazy with such news. Whatever it may be, Carey Price didn’t suddenly forget how to play hockey. He will bounce back, it’s only a matter of when.

Ryan GetzlafTough news for Getzlaf owners as the Ducks’ captain could be out for the next two months as he recovers from surgery. He underwent a procedure to repair a fracture in his cheek bone, and will have to wear a shield when he finally gets back on the ice.

Brad MarchandOriginally, the team had hoped the upper-body injury was nothing too serious, but it will cause him to miss at least the next two games. In Marchand’s absence, Anders Bjork skated alongside David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron, so he might make a good short-term add this week.

Jonathan DrouinThis one just happened so not many details are available, but we do know it was an upper bo