Injury Ward: Arizona Goalies Out; Nashville Skaters Week-to-Week; Florida Forwards Returning, & More

Brennan Des

2021-03-31

Here’s the latest injury news from across the NHL! If you’re looking for information about a specific player and don’t see their name in this article, there probably hasn’t been any significant updates about their progress since last week's article – thanks to @Harjas_Grewal for filling in for me last week! If you ever need injury updates for a specific player, shoot me a message on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza

Rickard Rakell – Is officially day-to-day with an upper-body injury. It looked like the back of his head hit the ice after he had his legs taken out from under him. If this is a head injury, it'll be difficult to put a timeline on it because concussion-like symptoms tend to be unpredictable. He got off to a slow start with seven points in his first 20 games of the season but went on to post 15 points in his next 16 outings. 

John Gibson – Anaheim's netminder is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Gibson's last start was on March 26thand the team's next game is Friday April 2nd– so he will have had a week to recover from whatever he's dealing with. Seeing as his status is day-to-day, I assume the injury isn't too severe, which would suggest he'll be ready to go on Friday. 

Antti Raanta – Last week, coach Rick Tocchet revealed that Raanta would be out a while with a lower-body injury. I guess we consider him week-to-week until we hear otherwise. 

Darcy Kuemper – Suffered a knee injury on March 8thand was originally expected to miss about four weeks. Here we are, three weeks later and there's no news of Kuemper skating yet. It seems like he may be sidelined for