Injury Ward: Malkin; Mackinnon; Tuch; Getzlaf; Barkov & More

Brennan Des

2021-12-01

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.

Ryan GetzlafLeft Tuesday's game against the Kings due to an ankle injury. His status for Wednesday's clash with Vegas hasn't yet been determined, but I'd expect him to sit out of that game given the lack of recovery time. Getzlaf has turned back the clock this year, posting 19 points in 23 appearances– a 68-point pace!

Craig AndersonThe Sabres netminder is reportedly dealing with head/neck issues after taking a hard hit in a game against San Jose back in early November. Coach Don Granato shared his concern because the injury has lingered longer than the team would have expected. Officially, Anderson is week-to-week with an upper-body injury, but there's no real timetable for his return.

Casey MittelstadtHas been a full participant in recent practices and should return to the lineup on Thursday night against the Panthers. An upper-body injury has kept Mittelstadt out of the lineup since October 14th, Buffalo's first game of the season.

Alex TuchSkated with his new Sabres teammates on Monday but wasn't taking any contact. It's an important step in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery but he's still weeks away from a return. Vegas announced a six-month timetable after Tuch underwent the procedure in late July, which means we should expect him back at some point in late January.

Tyler Johnson – He practiced last week but hasn't made as much progress as the team would have expected by this stage. Johnson was sidelined for the entirety of November due to