NHL Injuries by team for today Tuesday, October 22, 2013 are updated throughout the day. Be sure to check back periodically for injury updates.
Vincent Lecavalier – Philadelphia Flyers
This is a good sign that Lecavalier will indeed be ready to play on Thursday. Monitor his status following Thursday’s morning skate, when he will officially be announced in or out.
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers
There is a good chance that Lundqvist will be fine, and start on Thursday in Philadelphia. He is 2-4-0 with a 3.45 GAA and .890 SV% to begin the season.
Tim Gleason – Carolina Hurricanes
Gleason was skating with Ron Hainsey at Hurricanes practice this morning. All signs are pointing to him playing in Minnesota. He has yet to play this season.
Jonathan Ericsson – Detroit Red Wings
Ericsson is one-half of the Red Wings top-pair so their younger defenseman will have to step up. They played very well against the Sharks last night, include Xavier Ouelett who made his NHL debut. Expect Danny DeKeyser to see an expanded role in Ericsson’s absence.
Nathan Gerbe – Carolina Hurricanes
Gerbe has three goals and three assists in his first nine games as a Hurricane. That would put him on pace for 54 points, which would smash his previous career high of 31 in 2010-11 with Buffalo.
Alexander Burrows – Vancouver Canucks
Burrows only appeared in the season opener on October 3rd. He removed the protective boot from his foot last week, but doesn’t appear very close to returning to the lineup.
Niklas Kronwall – Detroit Red Wings
A speedy recovery for what was a scary hit. Kronwall will return to the Red Wings blueline tomorrow, but will find himself with a new D-partner with Jonathan Ericsson out. It will likely be Kyle Quincey or Danny DeKeyser. Xavier Ouellet has been reassigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).
Darren Helm – Detroit Red Wings
Helm just can’t catch a break. We’ll have to wait and see when he returns.
John Erskine – Washington Capitals
Capitals head coach Adam Oates is glad to have the rugged defensemen back in the mix but plans on easing him back into game action on the third pairing with Steve Oleksy in Winnipeg.
Shane Doan – Pheonix Coyotes
Doan wasn’t reported to be dealing with any sort of injury following Saturday’s win over the Red Wings. He skated this morning but was was the first one to leave the ice, suggesting something could have happened in the morning skate.
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