Injury Ward: Season Opening Updates on Zegras; Chychrun; Marchand; Tavares; Backstrom & More

Brennan Des


After a restful offseason, your favourite source for weekly NHL injury updates is back! To stay up to date with injury news this season, follow me on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza. If you ever need information about a specific player, feel free to shoot me a message!

Trevor Zegras – The Ducks forward sustained an upper-body injury after taking a big open-ice hit during a preseason clash with the Coyotes last week. Zegras is officially day-to-day but has been skating recently and is starting to feel a little better. The team would like him to play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Kings, but they won't rush him back into action if he's not feeling up to it. 

Jakob Chychrun – In addition to wrist surgery, the Coyotes defenseman also had to have bone spurs removed from his ankle this summer. As of September 21st, there was no timetable for his return to the ice and he still hadn't been cleared to shoot pucks. Chychrun told the Coyotes he'd prefer to be traded than endure a rebuild, so he should find himself on a new team in the near future.

Clayton Keller – At the end of March, Keller had surgery to repair a fractured leg. The procedure came with a recovery timetable of four to six months – a period of time which has since passed. Although he hasn't been active during the preseason, he expects to play in Arizona's season opener o