Injury Ward: Who Is Ready For Opening Night?

Brennan Des


Another season, another set of injuries. Here’s hoping your players never appear on this list!

Ondrej KaseThe Ducks’ forward is out indefinitely with a concussion. When we learned that Corey Perry would miss the next five months while recovering from knee surgery, a big spot opened up for Ondrej Kase. While this news is extremely unfortunate for Kase, it means someone like Troy Terry should step into an even bigger role on a Ducks’ team that doesn’t have very many healthy right wingers.

Ryan KeslerWill travel with the team as the Ducks open their season in San Jose on Wednesday. While he won’t play in the actual game, he will participate in the morning skate. Honestly, I don’t even know what to make of that. I don’t think Kesler will be back in the lineup before next week, so hopefully I’ll have a more substantial update for you then!

Alex GalchenyukWhile he hasn’t been cleared to skate yet, he continues to rehab and work out off-ice. According to General Manager John Chayka, “he should be able to bounce back relatively quickly”. Expect him back within the next couple of weeks.

Torey KrugDon’t you love it when a defenseman you drafted gets injured in the last game of the preseason?! Isn’t that just your favourite thing in the world!? In Boston’s final preseason contest, Krug suffered an ankle injury that will keep him out of the lineup for AT LEAST the next three weeks. After that three-week period, he’ll shed the walking boot and doctors will take another look at him. While this is the same ankle Krug broke at the end of last season, this injury is reportedly unrelated.

Patrice BergeronAll signs point toward Bergeron being in the lineup when Boston opens up their season against the Capitals on Wednesday. He totalled 63 points in 64 games last season and is an integral member of what is arguably the best line in the league.

Scott Darling –  The Hurricanes’ goaltender will miss the next couple of weeks with what he deemed a “minor little injury”. Fortunately, an MRI revealed no major issues, and Darling seems to think this is more precautionary than an