Injury Ward: Updates on Weber, Dubnyk, Couture, and More

Brennan Des

2017-12-20

Updates on Weber, Dubnyk, Couture, and more…

This week we take a look at a big loss for San Jose, and a few players who could be making their season debuts very soon. For quick updates on the latest injuries and news on notable line changes that affect your fantasy hockey roster, follow @BrennanDeSouza on Twitter!

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Shea WeberThe Canadiens defenseman is out indefinitely with an injured foot, and yes, it’s the same injury that caused him to miss time recently. Here’s the concerning part thought, according to Pierre LeBrun, Weber suffered the injury on opening night in Buffalo. While I acknowledge that hockey players are tough guys who deal with some form of injury throughout the season, I feel like the team should have made sure he was 100 percent before returning to the lineup. Weber deserves a lot of credit for maintaining an elite level of play despite not feeling his best. Jeff Petry saw an increased role when Weber missed time earlier in the season, so maybe he could add some value to your fantasy roster. As I write this, Petry already has two points against Vancouver.

Logan CoutureSuffered a concussion on Friday against the Canucks. As I’ve made clear many times before, it’s very difficult to put a timetable on a concussion because they affect different individuals in different ways. However, this is a huge loss for San Jose, as Couture was their leading scorer with 26 points in 31 games this season.

Devan DubnykWill join the team in Florida (Wild face the Panthers on Friday), and will probably be back on the ice by Thursday (skating and taking shots). Alex Stalock was great in his first three starts since Dubnyk’s absence (75 saves on 79 shots, 3 wins), but has struggled in his last three games (96 saves on 106 shots, 1 win).

Dustin ByfuglienNot many updates, as he is still week-to-week and on injured reserve. Just thought I would mention that Tyler Myers has five points in five games since Byfuglien’s injury (three of which came Tuesday against the Predators) and