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Here’s the latest in injury news from around the league! Nashville and St. Louis have been bitten by the injury bug frequently this week, but only Nashville remains tight-lipped on timetables. In fact, I’ll give you a million dollars if you can find a significant update on P.K. Subban or Kyle Turris (you won’t find any updates) (I also don’t have a million dollars). As always, follow me on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza for the latest injury updates!
Cam Fowler – It’s been a couple of weeks since Fowler had surgery to repair some facial damage, which came as a result of a puck to the face. He has been progressing well and is scheduled to start working out this weekend. Expect him to resume skating in the next week or two. If all goes well, he should return sometime in the middle of January.
Michael Grabner – Suffered a pretty gruesome eye injury and will be out of the lineup indefinitely.
Antti Raanta – Has participated in a full practice and should be ready to start the next time he’s called upon. Until then, it looks like Arizona will ride the hot hand in Adin Hill. As I write this, Hill has only allowed one goal in four appearances and is on his way to his fourth win in as many games. Ride Hill while you can, but don’t expect him to seriously steal starts from Raanta down the road.
Charlie McAvoy – Has been a full participant in practice for the past couple of days, which means we should see him return within the next few games. The team hasn’t announced a concrete return date because he’s been out for over a month with a concussion, so they’ll continue to keep a close eye on him and decide when he’s ready to play.