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 our last article. If you ever need injury updates for a specific player, shoot me a message on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza.
Ryan Getzlaf – A lower-body injury has kept him out of the lineup since March 4th. When asked about Getzlaf's status on Sunday, coach Dallas Eakins said his captain's progress had stalled recently. Eakins wanted to see Getzlaf get on the ice at some point Sunday, but the Ducks forward wasn't feeling well enough to skate.
Jakob Chychrun – A second opinion revealed that Chychrun's ankle injury isn't as bad as the team originally feared. He should start skating soon and could make his return in around a week.
Patrice Bergeron – Missed Boston's last three games because of a previous injury that re-emerged and posed a risk for infection. He has been skating on his own recently and will be re-evaluated ahead of Thursday's clash with Tampa Bay.
Bowen Byram – Was a full participant in Monday's morning skate, taking contact for the first time since his concussion issues resurfaced in mid-January. For most players, a full-contact practice would suggest that a return is just around the corner. However, we must keep in mind that Byram is a young player with a history of concussions. He also plays for a team that sits atop the league standings. As such, the Avalanche can and will prioritize his long-term health in this situation. The team may wait until he's consistently feeling good over a few full-contact practices (or even longer) before getting him back in the lineup.
Elvis Merzlikins – The Blue Jackets netminder will be out for a "little bit" with an upper-body injury. This injury was one of the reasons Columbus didn't trade backup