Here's the latest news in the world of NHL injuries to get you ready for the upcoming season. If you ever need injury updates for a specific player, shoot me a message on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza!
David Pastrnak – The Czech forward had a right hip arthroscopy and labral repair done on September 16th. Arthroscopy is typically used to diagnose joint problems, in this case at the hip joint. It sounds like repairs were made on the cartilage that normally provides stability at the joint, absorbing shock and distributing pressure evenly as we move our hips. The recovery period for his procedure was set at five months, which means that Pastrnak will likely miss the first month of the 2021 campaign. While there's no concrete date set for his return, he has been making encouraging progress.
Brad Marchand – On September 14th, the Bruins forward underwent a sports hernia repair. He was expected to recover from the procedure after four months, which perfectly lines up with the beginning of the 2021 campaign. The fact that he's already started skating is a good sign and there's a chance he could be available for opening night. Marchand tallied 87 points in 70 games last season, which translates to 102 points over 82 games!
Gustav Nyquist – On November 3rd, the 31-year-old forward had surgery to repair a labral tear of his