Injury Ward: Norris; Slafkovsky; Guentzel; Boeser; Backstrom & More

Brennan Des

2022-10-26

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 Chychrun – The Coyotes defenseman is still a few weeks away from a return. Although he's been on the ice recently, he still experiences pain when participating in battle drills. He's working his way back from offseason wrist surgery, as well as a procedure to remove bone spurs from his ankle. 

Charlie McAvoyWas expected to need six months to recover from a shoulder surgery he had in early June, placing a potential in early December. He's been practicing with the team recently but hasn't been taking any contact. Hampus Lindholm has enjoyed an increased role in McAvoy's absence and has five points in seven appearances so far.

Petr MrazekThe Blackhawks netminder is day-to-day with a groin strain. Although the prognosis is encouraging, he could be out "for a bit" according to coach Luke Richardson. Mrazek was placed on Injured Reserve October 21st, which requires him to miss a week of action. As a result, he definitely won't be available for Thursday game against the Oilers.

Tyler JohnsonSustained a leg injury during Tuesday's clash with the Panthers. Chicago hasn't released a timeline for his return