National Hockey League
INJURIES  | PLAYERS
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Patrick Eaves RW Doub Oct 3 - Shoulder - 9/14/18 Eaves is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and is not expected to be available for the season opener against the Sharks.
Korbinian Holzer D Mid Feb - Wrist - 9/15/18 Holzer is recovering from offseason wrist surgery and will be held out of action for five months.
Kalle Kossila C Late Nov - Hip - 9/15/18 Kossila is recuperating from hip surgery and will not return to the lineup until the end of November.
Max Jones LW Mid Oct - Hand - 9/15/18 Jones is recuperating from offseason hand surgery and will not return to the ice until the middle of October.
Ryan Kesler C Out indefinitely - Hip - 6/20/18 Kesler is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time due to an ongoing hip injury.
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Alex Galchenyuk C Ques Oct 4 - Groin - 9/22/18 Galchenyuk is dealing with a groin injury an dit is unclear if he will be available for the season opener against the Stars.
Christian Dvorak C Ques Oct 4 - Back - 9/20/18 Dvorak has a back injury and it is unknown if he will suit up for the season opener against the Stars.
Laurent Dauphin C Ques Oct 4 - Knee - 9/18/18 Dauphin has a knee injury and it is unclear if he will play October 4 against the Stars.
Jakob Chychrun D Ques Oct 4 - Knee - 9/20/18 Chychrun is recovering from ACL surgery after suffering a tear last year and it is unclear if he will be available against the Stars for the season opener.
Marian Hossa RW out for season - Infection - 7/12/18 Hossa will miss the 2018-19 season due to the severe side effects of medication for treatment of a skin disorder.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Ryan Fitzgerald C Prob Oct 3 - Undisclosed - 9/18/18 Fitzgerald is dealing with a minor undisclosed injury but is expected to participate on October 3 against the Capitals.
Noel Acciari C Ques Oct 3 - Hernia - 9/13/18 Acciari is recovering from groin surgery to repair a hernia. It is unclear if he will be available against the Capitals for the season opener.
Torey Krug D Ques Oct 3 - Ankle - 9/13/18 Krug is recuperating from a fractured ankle and his status is in question for October 3 against the Capitals.
Patrice Bergeron C Ques Oct 3 - Groin - 9/3/18 Bergeron had offseason groin surgery and it is unknown if he will be ready for the season opener against the Capitals.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Conor Sheary LW Ques Oct 4 - Upper Body - 9/18/18 Sheary suffered an upper-body injury and his status is uncertain for the season opener against the Bruins.
Sean Malone C Late Oct - Knee - 9/18/18 Malone is nursing a knee injury and will likely need six weeks to recover.
Matt Hunwick D Out indefinitely - Neck - 9/18/18 Hunwick sustained an injury to his neck and his status moving forward is unclear.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
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Victor Rask C Out indefinitely - Hand - 9/13/18 Rask had surgery on his hand following an off-ice accident. There is no definitive timetable for his return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Brent Seabrook D Prob Oct 4 - Abdominal - 9/14/18 Seabrook is dealing with an injured abdomen but is expected to be available for the season opener against the Senators on October 4.
Corey Crawford G Ques Oct 4 - Concussion - 9/14/18 Crawford is still feeling lingering effects from vertigo and other concussion-like symptoms that plagued him for most of the 2017-18 season and it is undetermined if he will be available against the Senators in the season opener.
Connor Murphy D Early Dec - Back - 9/19/18 Murphy is sidelined with a back injury and is expected to be held out of action for 8-to-12 weeks.
Gustav Forsling D Early Nov - Wrist - 7/31/18 Forsling had offseason surgery to repair a right wrist injury and is expected to miss 14 weeks.
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Nikita Zadorov D Ques Oct 4 - Shoulder - 7/8/18 Zadorov had offseason shoulder surgery and it is unknown if he will play in the season opener against the Wild.
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Zach Werenski D Prob Oct 4 - Shoulder - 9/13/18 Werenski is recovering from shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Red Wings.
Artemi Panarin LW Ques Oct 5 - Neck - 9/18/18 Panarin is suffering from neck strain and it is unclear if he will play in the season opener against the Hurricanes on October 5.
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Martin Hanzal C Early Dec - Spine - 7/24/18 Hanzal is recuperating from spinal fusion back surgery that ended his 2017-18 season and is expected to be held out of action until the beginning of December.
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Mike Green D Doub Oct 4 - Fatigue - 9/21/18 Green has been diagnosed with a virus that is attacking his liver and causing fatigue. It is unlikely he will be available for the season opener against the Blue Jackets.
Martin Frk RW Out indefinitely - Back - 9/19/18 Frk is battling a back injury and is without a definitive timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Drake Caggiula LW Ques Oct 6 - Illness - 9/14/18 Caggiula is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will be available against the Devils on October 6.
Andrej Sekera D Late Jan - Achilles - 8/21/18 Sekera had offseason surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon and is expected to miss at least the first 50 games of the season.
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Jamie McGinn LW Out indefinitely - Back - 9/14/18 McGinn had back surgery and there in no timetable set for his return.
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Derek Forbort D Prob Oct 5 - Back - 9/13/18 Forbot has a back injury but is likely to be well enough to play in the season opener against the Sharks.
Austin Strand D Ques Oct 5 - Concussion - 9/13/18 Strand is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and it is unclear if he will play in the season opener against the Sharks.
Gabriel Vilardi C Ques Oct 5 - Back - 9/6/18 Vilardi is dealing with a back injury and it is uncertain if he will play against the Sharks on October 5.
Jonny Brodzinski RW Out indefinitely - Shoulder - 9/21/18 Brodzinski suffered a shoulder injury and has no timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Ryan Suter D Prob Oct 4 - Ankle - 8/7/18 Suter had offseason surgery to repair a fractured ankle but will likely be ready for the season opener against the Avalanche.
Gustav Olofsson D Ques Oct 4 - Shoulder - 9/19/18 Olofson sustained a shoulder injury and it is unclear if he will be available against the Avalanche on October 4.
Luke Kunin C Early Nov - Knee - 6/21/18 Kunin is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee and is expected to miss six-to-seven months, dating back to the original date of his surgery last April.
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Paul Byron LW Prob Oct 3 - Shoulder - 9/10/18 Byron had offseason shoulder surgery last April but is expected to be completely healed in time for the season opener against the Maple Leafs.
Nicolas Deslauriers LW Out indefinitely - Face - 9/18/18 Deslauriers suffered a facial fracture and will miss an undetermined amount of time.
Andrew Shaw RW Late Oct - Knee - 6/20/18 Shaw is recuperating from offseason knee surgery and is expected to be sidelined until the latter part of October.
Shea Weber D Late Dec - Foot - 7/8/18 Weber is expected to miss five-to-six months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee during the middle of June. He is also recovering from a previous surgery to fix a torn tendon in his left foot.
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Austin Watson LW Elig Dec 3 - Suspension - 9/12/18 Watson has been issued a 27-game suspension for an incident that occurred during the offseason but is likely to be reinstated December 3 against the Sabres.
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Cory Schneider G Doub Oct 6 - Hip - 9/18/18 Schneider had offseason surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip and is unlikely to be available against the Oilers in the season opener.
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Matt Lorito RW Out indefinitely - Undisclosed - 9/14/18 Lorito is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
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Boo Nieves C Out indefinitely - Concussion - 9/18/18 Nieves has a concussion and it is unknown how long he will be sidelined for.
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Jean-Gabriel Pageau C Mid March - Achilles - 9/13/18 Pageau sustained a severe Achilles injury and is expected to miss four-to-six months.
Marian Gaborik RW Out indefinitely - Back - 9/12/18 Gaborik is recovering from a back surgery to fix a herniated disc and is a strong candidate to land on the long-term injured reserve list as his season is in jeopardy.
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Sean Couturier C Prob Oct 4 - Knee - 8/22/18 Couturier re-injured the MCL in his right knee but is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Golden Knights.
Michal Neuvirth G Ques Oct 4 - Groin - 9/21/18 Neuvirth suffered a groin injury and it is unclear if he will be available for the season opener against the Golden Knights.
Travis Sanheim D Ques Oct 4 - Upper Body - 9/16/18 Sanheim suffered an upper-body injury during the preseason and it is unknown if he will be available for the season opener against the Golden Knights.
Wayne Simmonds RW Ques Oct 4 - Pelvis - 9/16/18 Simmonds is on the mend from an offseason pelvic surgery and his status for the season opener against the Golden Knights is in question.
Andrew MacDonald D Ques Oct 4 - Lower Body - 9/18/18 MacDonald is dealing with a lower-body injury and it is undetermined if he will be fully recovered in time for October 4 against the Golden Knights.
Alex Lyon G Mid Oct - Lower Body - 9/20/18 Lyon is suffering from a lower-body injury and will be held out of the lineup for four weeks.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Derick Brassard C Prob Oct 4 - Illness - 9/19/18 Brassard is dealing with chest and lung infection but is expected to participate in the October 4 game against the Capitals.
Riley Sheahan C Prob Oct 4 - Lower Body - 9/19/18 Sheahan is battling a lower-body injury but will likely be available for the season opener against the Capitals on October 4.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
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Carl Gunnarsson D Prob Oct 4 - Hip - 9/18/18 Gunnarsson is recovering from off-season hip surgery but is expected to be available against the Jets on October 4.
Jake Allen G Prob Oct 4 - Back - 9/12/18 Allen is dealing with back spasms but is likely to be available for October 4 against the Jets.
Jay Bouwmeester D Prob Oct 4 - Hip - 9/14/18 Bouwmeester is on the mend from a hip injury he suffered in the previous season and is likely to be available for October 4 against the Jets.
David Perron LW Ques Oct 4 - Undisclosed - 9/18/18 Perron is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unclear if he will be available for October 4 against the Jets.
Robert Bortuzzo D Ques Oct 4 - Lower Body - 9/18/18 Bortuzzo is dealing with a lower-body injury and it is not clear if he will suit up for the season opener on October 4 against the Jets.
Nikita Soshnikov RW Ques Oct 4 - Concussion - 9/13/18 Soshnikov is battling a concussion and his status for the season opener against the Jets is clouded.
Vladimir Tarasenko RW Ques Oct 4 - Shoulder - 9/6/18 Tarasenko had offseason surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder and his status for the season opener against the Jets is in question.
Erik Foley LW Out indefinitely - Concussion - 9/12/18 Foley will miss an undetermined length of time due to a concussion.
Luke Opilka G Out indefinitely - Hip - 9/12/18 Opilka is hampered by a hip injury and there is no timetable for return.
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Ryan Callahan RW Early Nov - Shoulder - 8/15/18 Callahan is recovering from offseason surgery to repair his right shoulder and is expected to miss the first month of the 2018-19 season.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
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Loui Eriksson LW Ques Oct 3 - Leg - 9/20/18 Eriksson has a bone bruise in his leg, leaving his status for the season opener against the Flames in question.
Antoine Roussel LW Doub Oct 3 - Concussion - 9/20/18 Roussel is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol and it is unlikely he will be available for the season opener against the Flames on October 3.
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Nate Schmidt D Elig Nov 18 - Suspension - 9/2/18 Schmidt has been issued a 20-game suspension for violating the terms of the performance enhancing substances program. He will be allowed to play November 18 against the Oilers.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.