Injury Ward: MacKinnon; Strome; Doughty; Dach & More

Brennan Des

2022-03-30

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.

Jakob ChychrunHas been sidelined with an ankle injury since March 12th and hasn't started skating yet.

Jesperi KotkaniemiLeft Monday's game against the Capitals after he was hit by Lars Eller. According to coach Rod Brind'Amour, Kotkaniemi wasn't feeling great after the game. There were no new updates on Tuesday, but the young forward will be re-evaluated again at some point on Wednesday.

Kirby DachMissed Monday's game against the Sabres because of a non-COVID-related illness. His status for Thursday's game against the Panthers remains up in the air as I write this.

Nathan MacKinnonMissed Tuesday's game in Calgary because of an upper-body injury. He flew back to Denver for further evaluation and there's no timeline for his return.  According to coach Jared Bednar, it's possible MacKinnon sustained the injury while fighting Matt Dumba during Sunday's game against the Wild. Based on that information, it seems likely Mackinnon is dealing with a hand injury of some sort. Bednar also said there's a high level of concern about