Injury Ward: The Latest on Krug, DeBrusk, Klingberg, Kotkaniemi, Four Key Avs and More

Brennan Des


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Hampus LindholmHad been playing through a lingering lower-body injury but the decision was finally made to keep him out of the lineup. He was place on Injured Reserve a few days ago and is eligible to return on Thursday when Anaheim hosts the Sharks – but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be back in the lineup, it all depends on how he’s feeling. Lindholm has missed the team’s last two games – both of which were losses as the Ducks conceded six goals against the Oilers and four goals against the Red Wings.


Torey KrugIs out with an upper-body injury that he presumably suffered following some contact from Claude Giroux in the latter stages of Sunday’s loss to the Flyers. Krug missed Tuesday’s game against the Panthers but hasn’t been ruled out of Friday’s clash with the Leafs or Saturday’s contest against the Capitals. He continues to be evaluated. Krug is a very effect power-play quarterback for the Bruins as 11 of his 13 points have come with the man advantage. Matt Grzelcyk took over Krug’s role on the top power-play unit on Tuesday but failed to register a point through three and a half minutes of PP ice-time. I know the Bruins have enough offensive talent to score without Krug in the lineup, but I’d keep an eye out to see if their power play can remain as effective.