Injury Ward: Stone; Laine; Hamilton; Forsberg & More

Brennan Des


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.

Alex GalchenyukHasn't played yet this season due to an upper-body injury. Galchenyuk has been skating on his own and is expected to start practicing soon. It sounds like he could be back in the lineup within the next week or so.

Craig AndersonThe Sabres netminder is officially day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He's off to a surprisingly good start this year with a 4-2-0 record, 2.50 GAA and .921 save percentage. With Anderson sidelined, Dustin Tokarski has featured in Buffalo's last three games. Tokarski surrendered a minimum of four goals more in each of those games, dropping all three contests. 

Victor OlofssonHas missed the team's last four games due to a soft-tissue injury. It sounds like he's been held out as a precaution more than anything else, which suggests the injury isn't too serious. Olofsson has been skating recently and should be close to 100-percent within the next few days. He's officially day-to-day but don't be surprised if he returns against the Oilers on Friday. 

Casey MittelstadtHas been skating on his own and progressing well in his recovery from an upper-body injury, gradually increasing the intensity of his workouts. With that being said, there's still no concrete timetable for his return.

Antti RaantaLeft Saturday's game against the Panthers after he was run over by Ryan Lomberg while both players were racing for the puck. He's out with an