Fantasy Hockey Injury News for Thursday

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NHL Schedule for Thursday, December 12, 2013

7:00 PM EST

Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Rangers

Marian Gaborik has been skating the last week, but there is still no timetable for his return. Yeah i was just teasing with the photo, Gaborik has missed the last 4 weeks with a sprained knee. His original timetable was four-to-six weeks, so a return to the ice should be iminent.

Here's one that ought to have the old timers smirking.

Derick Brassard (lower-body) will not play tonight. The LBI is a bruised tailbone, I'm thinking this is one Brassard is wishing was left of the mystery variety.

Ryan Callahan, as Clint mentioned yesterday, suffered a second degree MCL sprain on Tuesday and will be out four-to-six weeks. This is still the case.

Marc Staal's installment onto the IR with another concussion, Rangers have recalled Dylan McIlrath who will make his NHL debut tonight. Not much of a fantasy upside there however deep, multi cat leagues might be able to use his physical presence.

Montreal Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers

Rene Bourque (upper-body) is not with the team in Philadelphia. Bourque will miss his 5th consecutive, and nine of the last 11.

Buffalo Sabres @ Ottawa Senators

Cody Hodgson (LBI) will miss tonight's game, and is day-to-day.

Jared Cowen has been suspended two games for his hit on Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons Tuesday night

Marc Methot will not play tonight against Buffalo due to flu-like symptoms.

Cody Ceci has been called up and will make his NHL debut tonight.

7:30 PM EST

Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Henrik Zetterberg has been placed on LTIR, meaning he will be ineligible to play before Dec 28th versus Florida.

Stephen Weiss will not play tonight with his reinjured or never healed groin.

Jimmy Howard will have an MRI on his knee to determine the nature and severity of the injury.

The Red Wings said on Wednesday that they don't believe Howard's injury is serious, although how that has been determined I'm not so sure. For now Jonas Gustavsson will take over and Petr Mrazek will likely remain as his backup.

Victor Hedman, according to Lightning coach John Cooper, is out at least another week, and is not expected to travel with team on their upcoming 3-game road trip.

Richard Panik was suspended two games for his hit from behind on Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner.

8:00 PM EST

Toronto Maple Leafs @ St. Louis Blues

Joffrey Lupul (groin) was on the ice for 18:34 versus the KIngs on Wednesday night putting 4 SOG and 4 PIM's so I'd say his recovery has gone well.

Dallas Stars @ Nashville Predators

Craig Smith (flu) will be a game-time decision tonight. After missing two games with the flu, I would assume he is nearly ready.

Colorado Avalanche @ Winnipeg Jets

Evander Kane (lower-body) has not skated since last week and is now considered "more than day-to-day".

It looks as though this minor injury is will keep him out of a 5th straight contest.

9:00 PM EST

Carolina Hurricanes @ Calgary Flames

Curtis Glencross (knee) who has been skating, is still listed as questionable for Thursday's contest.

New York Islanders @ Phoenix Coyotes

Brian Strait (upper-body) who's been out since October 22, will play tonight.

Mike Smith (Flu) who did not play Tuesday night will start in goal tonight vs Islanders.

9:30 PM EST

Boston Bruins @ Edmonton Oilers

Ryan Smyth (neck) who missed Tuesday's game skated this morning and could play tonight.

Loui Eriksson (concussion) on IR after suffering his second concussion of the year.

Dougie Hamilton (LBI) out 2 - 4 weeks.

10:30 PM EST

Minnesota Wild @ San Jose Sharks

Marty Havlat is still skating.

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