Fantasy Hockey Injury News for Sunday

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

A fantasized look at the NHL injury news on Sunday morning

Very ouch here as Dave Bolland had his Achilles tendon sliced by Zack Kassian and could be looking at 4-6 months on the shelf if our diagnosis is correct.  The Leafs good fortune to start the year could be crumbling as they placed Tyler Bozak on the LTIR earlier in the day due to his LBI, so he's out for at least the next two weeks.

Mike Fisher left last night's game with what looked like a knee injury.  He's always banged up in one way or another.  More info when we have it.

Jarret Stoll left the same game with an undisclosed injury.  He'll be re-evaluated in the next few days.

Alex Tanguay left the Avs game with a knee injury, he will have an MRI in the next day or so.

Patrik Elias fought off some food poisoning last week but couldn't go in yesterday game due to upper-body soreness.  Doubt this will keep him out long unless it mushrooms into something worse.

Sami Vatanen left last night's game with a UBI, he'll be re-evaluated today.

Justin Schultz (groin) couldn't go for the Oilers last night but we're not sure how long he'll be out of action.  Richard Bachman made his 3rd straight start but then had to leave the game with what looked like a painful groin injury.  We should find out more on his status today but this could lead to Dubnyk's return to the net.  In some encouraging news for the Oil, Taylor Hall is expected to return sometime this week from his knee injury.

Those head/facial injuries that Steve Downie & Vincent Lecavalier picked up on Friday are sounding pretty serious. Downie has a broken orbital bone and a severe concussion so he's out indefinitely.  Reports are mixed on Lecavalier's facial injuries some saying that he's out for a few weeks and others saying he could return within a week.

Returning to action from the injured list last night:  Max Pacioretty, Dan Boyle, Nikolai Kulemin, Darren Helm & Tanner Glass.

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