Injury Ward: Updates on Boeser, Pettersson, Rinne, and more

Brennan Des


Jakob SilfverbergThe Ducks’ forward has a fractured finger tip. A few adjustments have been made to his glove so he can continue to play, even with the fracture. He did not travel with the team as they started a two-game road trip on Tuesday against the Blackhawks (game two is Thursday against the Stars).

Patrick EavesMade the trip to Chicago but wasn’t in the lineup against the Blackhawks, he’ll also make the trip to Dallas, but probably won’t face the Stars on Thursday. He has been skating frequently, so expect him back soon.

Ondrej KaseHasn’t been feeling any concussion-like symptoms in the past couple of days. This is extremely encouraging news, but keep in mind that those symptoms can still make an unexpected return. The team is aware of this, so they’ll wait until he’s symptom-free for a consistent period of time before inserting him back into the lineup.

Charlie McAvoyOfficially, he “has not been feeling right” after a hit against the Oilers last week. He’s back in Boston undergoing some medical tests to find out exactly what the issue is. While there have been some rumours that McAvoy has a concussion, there’s no real significant evidence to back that up just yet.

Torey KrugParticipated in his first regular season practice on Tuesday. While he’s not quite ready to return to action this week, a late October/early November return seems likely.

Scott DarlingHas been activated from the injured-reserve list and should start for the Charlotte Checkers (Carolina’s AHL affiliate) on Wednesday. This start will give him a chance to get back into form physically, so he’s not just immediately thrown out against elite NHL opponents after weeks of being on the shelf. The team hopes Darling will be ready by Friday, when the Hurricanes host the Sharks.

Alexander RadulovHas been practicing with the team despite missing the past two games with a lower-body injury. For both gam