Injury issues to be aware of before the season starts.
Just wondering if you guys can think of any injury issues that could be important to know about before the season starts. I figure with the shortened season any injuries could have tremendous fantasy impacts because if a player misses 10 games then thats 1/5 of the season not 1/8.
I've included some players who may be ready to play just so people are aware their issue is resolved.
Nathan Horton - Concussion - Cleared to play
Adam McQuaid - Surgery to remove blood clot/Treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome - Out Indefinitely
Nathan Gerbe - Spine Surgery - ? (Takes 6 months to heal. 2 weeks ago he began skating)
Roman Cervenka - Blood clots - will not be ready for training camp
Jiri Hudler - Lacerated Neck - Should be ready for the beginning of the season.
Tuomo Ruutu - Hip Surgery - May
Marian Hossa - Concussion - Cleared for contact
Anze Kopitar - Right Knee - 2-3 weeks
Jonathan Quick - Back Surgery - ? (Seeking Clearance)
Drew Doughty - Fat and Out of Shape - 200mi on the treadmill :p
Adam Henrique - torn ulnar collateral ligament in left thumb - 3-4 weeks of rehab still
New York Islanders
Travis Hamonic - Concussion - TBD (feeling better early last week and is to resume skating Monday or Tuesday)
Michael Grabner - Abdominal muscle tear - ?
New York Rangers
Michael Del Zotto - mild back stiffness - Shouldn't be a problem
Rick Nash - Aggravated Groin - Ready to play
Marian Gaborik - Offseason Shoulder Surgery - Ready to play
Carl Hagelin - Shoulder - Ready to play
Danny Briere - Wrist injury - 2 weeks from 12/31
Andrej Meszaros - Achilles - "Could miss start of season"
Brent Burns - Hernia Surgery - TBD
Jake Gardiner - Concussion - TBD
Ryan Kesler - Left shoulder surgery/Left wrist surgery - No timeframe
Nicklas Backstrom - Bruised Neck - DTD
Zach Bogosian - Wrist Surgery - 4-6 months (1/15 would mark about 4 months)