Injury Ward: Wheeler, Klingberg, Kakko, the Hughes Brothers & More

Brennan Des

2021-10-20

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.

Mason McTavish – Left Monday's game against the Flames with a lower-body injury. On Tuesday, Anaheim placed him on the Injured Reserve, which means he'll be sidelined for at least a week. The 18-year-old forward was off to a strong start this year, posting two points in his first three NHL appearances. 

Alex GalchenyukThe Coyotes forward is still listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury but recently started skating on his own.

Casey MittelstadtOn Friday, Sabres' coach Don Granato revealed that Mittelstadt would be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks due to an upper-body injury. It's unfortunate news for a young player who was expected to take a step forward this year thanks to a bigger role with the team.

Devon ToewsHad shoulder surgery during the offseason and has been skating frequently in recent weeks. Coach Jared Bednar said on Sunday that Toews was getting close to taking contact. There's no timetable for the defenseman's recovery, but once he participates in a few full practices, we can start anticipating a return.

Max Domi – The Blue Jackets forward will be sidelined for two to four weeks due to a rib fracture. He was off to an excellent start this season with four points in his first two games.

John Klingberg – The Stars defenseman suffered a lower-body injury in the team's season opener against the Rangers. Klingberg took a hit while his leg was caught under Alexis Lafreniere, causing his leg to bend awkwardly. He hasn't