Injury Ward: Updates on Perry, Forsberg, Scheifele, and More

Brennan Des

2018-01-03

Updates on Perry, Forsberg, Scheifele, and more…

New year, new injuries. Hopefully 2018 brings you and your fantasy roster good health and happiness. For the latest injury updates and news on notable line changes that affect your fantasy hockey roster, follow @BrennanDeSouza on Twitter!

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

Corey PerryThe Ducks’ forward returned to practice on Tuesday, but he wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday’s win in Vancouver. It’s possible Perry plays against Edmonton or Calgary on the Ducks’ western Canada road trip. That being said, coach Randy Carlyle was uncertain Perry would play again before the team’s bye week (January 7-12).

Corey CrawfordWhile the Blackhawks’ netminder becomes eligible to return on Friday against the Golden Knights, we still don’t have a timetable for his upper-body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville hasn’t provided any updates since announcing the injury, when he said Crawford would be out “a bit”.  Jeff Glass has taken over starting duties in Chicago and will take on the Rangers Wednesday. It’s difficult to replace Crawford’s .929 SV% and 2.27 GAA, so let’s hope for a speedy recovery.

Shea Weber The Canadiens’ defenseman has missed 13 games this season with a foot injury, but still has a respectable 16 points in 26 games. While we still don’t have a timetable for Weber’s return, the good news is that he hasn’t broken any bones. The Canadiens’ defense is abysmal without Weber, so it’s becoming hard for even Carey Price to post good numbers despite playing well. With each passing game, it becomes less likely that the Habs make the playoffs and more likely that they’ll be drafting nicely in 2018. With the team lacking quality prospects, a top 10-pick could be just what the doctor ordered. This mindset leads me to believe that Montreal won’t be rushing Weber back to action, but that’s just my opinion.

Filip ForsbergThe Predators forward was placed on inj