Injury Ward: Ullmark, Dach, Dumba, Horvat & More

Harjas Grewal

2021-03-24

Tuukka Rask – Has a lingering back injury and he was close to return prior to Boston having games postponed due to Covid. I would expect him back once Boston resumes playing.

Trent Frederic – Blocked a shot and x-rays were negative so he has been labeled day-to-day with a lower body injury. He is another player who has a good chance of coming back once Boston resumes playing and has some fantasy value if your league includes penalty minutes. 

Brandon Carlo – Has resumed skating as of March 22, which gives him a chance of returning once Boston returns from its absence but he will have to progress through concussion protocol after that illegal hit from Tom Wilson.

Carter Hutton – Was part of an awkward collision at the net on March 22 and he has returned to Buffalo for further evaluation. I am concerned about a potential long-term injury (including possible MCL, meniscus and/or even an ACL injury) so we will have to await the formal report from the Sabres but his season might be over.

Linus Ullmark – Returned to practiceon March 23 which is great timing considering Hutton's injury but it could still be a few days before he plays in a game. However, once back, there is a good chance he runs with the opportunity as Hutton may be out long-term.

Kyle Okposo – Has been declared out for the next 3 games with an upper-body injury. No obvious injury video available and concern with Okposo is always another concussion but hopefully that is not the case and he is back next week. 

Brett Ritchie – Missed the game March 22 due to a lower-body injury and he is day-to-day as far as we know

Petr Mrazek – Practiced on March 21 with the team which is a good step for the stellar goalie. He had pins removed from his thumb last week and there is no timeline currently, but it would not surprise me if he returned late this week or some point next week.

Teuvo Teravainen – Is still without a timeline and is skating before practices on his own. This concussion has kept him out since March 4th and so when it becomes this long-term, it is impossible to predict when he could be back. The next step for him would be for him to participate in practice without contact, then a full practice, and only after that could he return to play in a game.

Kirby Dach – Was a