Injury Ward: Updates on Rakell, Murray, Marchand, and More

Brennan Des


Updates on Rakell, Murray, Marchand, and more…

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Rickard RakellAt the beginning of the season, the Anaheim Ducks were pretty deep down the middle, with Ryan Kesler, Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell capable of playing center. 24 games into the season and by some miracle they 10 wins, because a center core of Derek Grant, Chris Wagner, Antoine Vermette, and Dennis Rasmussen doesn’t exactly intimidate the opposition. All we know about Rakell right now is that an upper-body injury has kept him from travelling with the team during their road trip (of which four games are left). While he could very well rejoin the team before they return home, coach Randy Carlyle hasn’t given us much to work with.

Ryan McDonaghAn abdominal strain has kept the Rangers’ captain out of the lineup, but he is hoping to return Friday against the Hurricanes. The injury had been bothering him while playing, preventing him from shooting as well or being as explosive skating.

Shea WeberAccording to coach Claude Julien, Weber’s recovery is going well but he still hasn’t been cleared by the training staff to return to the lineup. Carey Price’s return to form might buy Weber some time as the Canadiens’ goaltender has stopped 73 of 74 shots since returning from injury. In Weber’s absence, Jeff Petry has stepped up in a big way, averaging 27:19 of ice time and putting up a couple of points.

Brad MarchandThe Bruins’ forward was practicing alongside Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak on Tuesday, and will be a