Injury Ward: Season Shutdown; Ovechkin; Nurse; Lehner; Panarin & More

Brennan Des

2022-04-27

Here's the latest injury news from across the NHL! Keep in mind that with the regular season winding down, some teams may rest their players in preparation for the playoffs. 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.

Kyle OkposoTweaked his ankle during Monday's practice, so his status for the final two games of the year is currently up in the air. After three-straight seasons of pacing for 30 points, Okposo is having a bounce-back campaign this year, scoring at a 50-point pace.

Craig AndersonWas recently labelled day-to-day due to minor soreness. He hasn't been ruled out of the team's last two games just yet.

Jesperi KotkaniemiHas been skating recently but there's no concrete timetable for his return to the lineup. He's now missed five games after re-aggravating the same lower-body injury that was responsible for a previous eight-game absence.

Frederik AndersenIs currently sidelined with a leg injury and should be evaluated again this week. Coach Rod Brind'Amour is hoping for an official update at some point on Wednesday, but early reports indicate that Andersen should be ready for the playoffs. 

Kirby DachIt sounds like a shoulder sprain will keep him sidelined for Chicago's last two games of the regular season.  

Connor MurphyHas been sidelined with a concussion for the past month but recently started skating with the team again. Despite the