Injury Ward: Season Wrap-Up; Playoff Exits; Updates on Ellis, Stone, Keller & More

Brennan Des

2022-05-04

Here's the latest injury news from across the NHL! Detailed injury updates usually become scarce during the playoffs, presumably because teams don’t want the opposition to target their injured players. As a result, the Injury Ward article will probably be put on hold from now until the offseason, when we’ll review the injury landscape ahead of next year’s campaign. 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.

Updates from Playoff Teams

Frederik AndersenHas been skating on his own, but there's still no timetable on his return from a leg injury. On Sunday, Andersen said that he still has some work to do before he's ready to come back. Playing goaltender requires making many different movements and holding many different positions. It doesn't sound like his mobility is at 100% just yet, so he'll need more time to rehab. Antti Raanta will be Carolina's starter for Game Two on Wednesday night.

Viktor ArvidssonThere was reportedly a good chance of Arvidsson playing in Game One on Monday, but he ultimately didn't because of a personal matter. He wasn't on the ice for Tuesday's skate, so his status for Game Two on Wednesday remains up in the air as I write this.

Juuse SarosA lower-body injury had already ruled him out of Games One and Two before the playoffs even started. He's with the team and is working hard to return soon. Saros' status for Game Three in Nashville hasn't been determined just yet.

Ryan LindgrenLeft Game One against the Penguins because