Injury Ward: Around the Horn

Brennan Des


In this week's Injury Ward, I tried to compile the most recent updates for players that were injured before the NHL season was put on hold. I apologize for the lack of detail in these updates, but hopefully, they give you a better idea of what your fantasy hockey roster will look like if the 2019-2020 campaign resumes. 


Conor Garland – Back on March 8th, the Coyotes announced that Garland would be out week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Craig Morgan of the Athletic had a conversation with Garland back in April and reported that the 24-year-old forward has since recovered from the MCL sprain he suffered in his left knee. 


Cam Fowler – While the NHL season was officially put on hold in mid-March, Fowler hasn't played a game since mid-February due to a lower-body injury. He's continued the rehab process over the past few months and is reportedly feeling close to 100-percent healthy. 


Dougie Hamilton – Back in April, Hurricanes GM Don Waddell revealed that Hamilton would be ready to play if the 2019-2020 campaign resumed. The 26-year-old defenseman was having and outstanding year, posting 40 points through 46 games – a 70-point pace! Jaccob Slavin's offensive output had improved during Hamilton's absence, so Slavin's fantasy value may take a hit with Hamilton back in the lineup.