Injury Ward: Driedger and Verhaege; update on Arvidsson; Rangers issues, and more

Brennan Des

2021-05-05

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 haven't been any significant updates about their progress since last week's article. If you ever need injury updates for a specific player, shoot me a message on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza.

Cam FowlerThe 29-year-old defenseman left Monday's clash with the Blues after suffering a head injury. His status for Wednesday's rematch with St. Louis looks positive.

Jamie Drysdale – Anaheim's rookie defenceman is day-to-day with a lower-body injury but should be in the lineup tonight. Drysdale has seven points in 21 games this season. He's displayed high-end offensive abilities at the NHL level and should be on your fantasy hockey radar in the coming years.

Nick SchmaltzIs day-to-day with an upper-body injury after a puck ricocheted off the crossbar and hit him in the head during Monday's pregame warmup. He was wearing a helmet, which hopefully absorbed most of the impact. Schmaltz participated in Wednesday morning's skate, but his status for the subsequent game against LA is still up in the air. Schmaltz has 32 points in 52 appearances this year, which translates to 50 points in 82 games. He's on track to score at a 50-point pace for a fourth-straight season.

Antti Raanta – Hasn't seen any game action since we learned he was day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Raanta has been practicing recently, which suggests he'll be available soon. With that being said, the Coyotes already have two capable netminders in Adin Hill and Darcy Kuemper. Considering Arizona has just three games left in their 2021 campaign, don't be surprised if Raanta remains sidelined for the rest of the regular season.

Charlie Coyle – Left Tuesday's game against the Devils with an undisclosed injury, which presumably occurred after he blocked a shot. Coach Bruce Cassidy didn't have much of an update after the game, simply informing the media that Coyle was being evaluated.

Linus Ullmark – The Sabres netminder practiced with the team on Monda