IR Report – Streit, Price, Parise, Neuvirth and others

by Scott Maran on November 18, 2015
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  • IR Report – Streit, Price, Parise, Neuvirth and others

Injury news on Mark Streit, Brandon Dubinsky, and Alexander Khokhlachev and updates on Connor McDavid, Carey Price, Evander Kane and more…

This week, many top players returned to the ice to help their teams. Find out who and get the latest injury updates in this week’s IR Report.

Anaheim Ducks: Jiri Sekac– Sekac is getting closer to returning from his ankle injury. He is still a few weeks away from returning but he’s not using crutches anymore.

Anaheim Ducks: Simon Despres– The Ducks have confirmed that Despres suffered a concussion on October 16 but he started skating on Saturday. He may return in one or two weeks.

Anaheim Ducks: Josh Manson- Manson wasn’t able to play on Monday and Tuesday because of an illness.

Arizona Coyotes: Steve Downie– Downie is out with an upper-body injury and didn’t join the Coyotes on their road trip.

Arizona Coyotes: Nicklas Grossman– Grossman is still injured with a lower-body injury and has been ruled out for Thursday’s game.

Boson Bruins: Dennis Seidenberg– Seidenberg returned to the lineup on Thursday and played on a line with Kevan Miller.

Boston Bruins: Alexander Khokhlachev– A hand injury will sideline Khokhlachev for the next four to six weeks.

Boston Bruins: David Pastrnak– It has been discovered that Pastrnak has a small fracture in his foot so he’ll be out for a little longer.

Boston Bruins: Colin Miller- Miller was held out of Saturday’s game because of a lower-body injury but participated in practice on Monday.

Buffalo Sabres: Zach Bogosian– Bogosian made his season debut on Tuesday. He skated 21 minutes and played on a line with Jake McCabe.

Buffalo Sabres: Zemgus Girgensons– Girgensons wasn’t able to play Tuesday after taking a hard hit during Saturday’s game. He was able to finish Saturday’s game but missed Monday’s practice.

Buffalo Sabres: Evander Kane– Kane is ahead of schedule and might be able to play this week.

Calgary Flames: Jonas Hiller– Hiller returned to practice Monday and is feeling better.

Carolina Hurricanes: Ryan Murphy– On Saturday, Murphy sustained a concussion after a hit from Ryan White and is currently going through concussion protocol.

Chicago Blackhawks: Duncan Keith– Keith returned from his injury on Saturday and skated over 27 minutes. Keith returning immensely helps the Hawks because he’s such an integral part of the defense but in a fantasy perspective, I think Brent Seabrook will take a huge hit in production. In the first six games of the season with Keith in the lineup, Seabrook only managed one point. However, in the 10 games Seabrook played in without Keith, he scored 11 points. Keith’s return should make it very hard for Seabrook to maintain this kind of production.

Chicago Blackhawks: Michal Rozsival– Rozsival was able to play in Saturday’s game on a line with Trevor Daley after being sidelined from an ankle injury.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Alexander Wennberg– Wennberg has been placed on injured reserve by Columbus and will miss about two weeks.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Brandon Dubinsky– Because of an elbow injury, Dubinsky will be out for the next two to three weeks.

Colorado Avalanche: John Mitchell– Mitchell will not be playing for a while since he has sustained another oblique injury.

Dallas Stars: Patrick Eaves– Eaves was able to play in Tuesday’s game on a line with Jason Spezza.

Dallas Stars: Curtis McKenzie- McKenzie is close to returning to action after not being able to play for the past three weeks because of a hip injury.

Detroit Red Wings: Pavel Datsyuk– Datsyuk returned to the lineup Friday and has healed from his ankle surgery. He skated about 21 minutes and played on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader.

Detroit Red Wings: Kyle Quincey– Quincey underwent ankle surgery on Saturday and is expected to miss about nine to 12 weeks.

Detroit Red Wings: Teemu Pulkkinen- Pulkkinen was unable to play on Saturday because of general soreness but is feeling better and played in Monday’s game.

Detroit Red Wings: Brendan Smith– Smith did not play in Monday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning because of an illness.

Edmonton Oilers: Connor McDavid– Update on McDavid’s injury. He won’t be able to play for at least two months so he’s projected to return to the lineup during January. However, he’s said that he’s feeling a lot better and has been doing upper-body exercises.

Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins– Hopkins missed Saturday’s game because of the flu. It isn’t serious but he may be out for another game or two.

Edmonton Oilers: Justin Schultz– Schultz is getting closer to returning.

Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov– Barkov returned to the Panther’s lineup on Monday and skated back on the top line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Jaromir Jagr. In the beginning of the year, the line of Barkov, Huberdeau, and Jagr was great so it’s nice to see Barkov return to that line. However, Barkov’s return won’t help Bjugstad. Before Barkov’s injury, Bjugstad was seeing around 15 minutes of ice time per game but while Barkov was injured, Bjugstad started receiving 18-21 minutes of ice time. Now with Barkov back, it looks like Bjugstad’s ice time will drop back to the levels it was at in the beginning of the year. Guess how much ice time Bjugstad got in Barkov’s first game back? Around 15 minutes.

Florida Panthers: Dmitri Kulikov– During Saturday’s game against the Lightning, Kulikov left after he was hit by J.T. Brown and didn’t play in Monday’s game. He’ll at least be out for a week with a leg injury but it isn’t serious.

Los Angeles Kings: Dwight King– After having surgery to repair a broken foot six weeks ago, King is about two weeks away from resuming training.

Minnesota Wild: Zach Parise– Parise has started to skate but there is no timetable for his return.

Minnesota Wild: Erik Haula– Haula missed Tuesday’s game because he wasn’t feeling well but he should play Thursday.

Montreal Canadiens: Alexei Emelin– Emelin didn’t play in Saturday or Monday’s game because of a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day.

Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price– Price still isn’t ready to return to the lineup but he’s making progress.

Nashville Predators: Carter Hutton- Hutton has been activated from injured reserve.

New Jersey Devils: Patrik Elias– Elias skated for the first time with the Devils on Saturday and will travel with the Devils on their road trip. He’s not expected to play but he’s making progress.

New Jersey Devils: Stefan Matteau- Matteau didn’t play in Saturday or Tuesday’s game because of an illness and is considered day-to-day.

New York Islanders: Mikhail Grabovski– Grabovski left Monday’s game with an upper-body injury and didn’t return.

Ottawa Senators: Andrew Hammond– Hammond suffered a head injury during practice on Sunday after taking a puck to the mask. He didn’t play in Monday’s game and is considered day-to-day.

Philadelphia Flyers: Evgeny Medvedev- Medvedev returned to action Thursday and skated about 20 minutes.

Philadelphia Flyers: RJ Umberger- Umerger is expected to miss one or two weeks with a lower-body injury and was placed on injured reserve.

Philadelphia Flyers: Mark Streit– Streit had surgery on Tuesday to repair a pubic plate detachment and will probably miss six weeks (A pubic plate detachment “constitutes a central hub of mechanical linkage between the abdominal wall and the lower limbs”, for those of you that don’t know). He has been put on long-term injured reserve. With Streit out of action, I’d expect Michael Del Zotto to get a nice boost in production. Streit held the spot on the top powerplay unit in Philadelphia and someone has to fill that role. Hopefully Del Zotto can jump into the spot and garner up some points. Also, Streit’s injury should help Shayne Gostisbehere a little. On Tuesday night, he got to play in Streit’s spot on the top powerplay unit and scored a powerplay goal. Both him and Del Zotto should get chances to produce and could get some decent production.

Philadelphia Flyers: Ryan White– White will be out for two to four weeks because of an upper-body injury.

Philadelphia Flyers: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare- Bellemare was activated off of injured reserve and played in Saturday’s game.

Philadelphia Flyers: Michal Neuvirth– Neuvirth is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Patric Hornqvist– During Saturday’s game, Hornqvist suffered an undisclosed injury but was able to play in Tuesday’s game.

St. Louis Blues: Steve Ott– Ott is starting to skate but isn’t close to returning.

St. Louis Blues: Jori Lehtera– Yesterday, Lehtera suffered an upper-body injury and had to leave the game during the second period.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Tyler Johnson– While the injury isn’t believed to be serious, Johnson sat out of Monday’s game due to an upper-body injury.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Jonathan Drouin– Drouin was unable to play in Monday’s game because of a lower-body injury and it isn’t known how long he’ll be out.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Cedric Paquette– Paquette didn’t play in Monday’s game due to an undisclosed injury.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Jonathan Bernier– Bernier returned from injury on Sunday night and gave up four goals against the Rangers. When Bernier got injured, I figured James Reimer’s value would go up but I thought it would quickly go down once Bernier returned. Now that Reimer’s been doing great and Bernier was terrible against the Rangers, Bernier returning shouldn’t have much of an effect on Reimer’s value as I initially thought. Reimer should keep getting starts until he cools off and even then might still be able to take a lot of starts away from Bernier.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Nick Spaling– An undisclosed injury prevented Spaling from playing in Tuesday’s game.

Vancouver Canucks: Alex Burrows– While Burrows did miss Monday’s game, it wasn’t because he was injured. He flew home to Vancouver to attend to a family matter but will play in Wednesday’s game.

Vancouver Canucks: Brandon Prust– Prust is close to returning after injuring his ankle three weeks ago.

Vancouver Canucks: Luca Sbisa– Sbisa may return to the lineup soon and might play during the Canucks’ road trip. Monday’s game marks the eighth game Sbisa’s missed.

Vancouver Canucks: Brandon Sutter– Sutter remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury and didn’t play in Monday’s game against Montreal.