Fantasy Hockey Injury News for Tuesday

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A quick look at NHL injury news on Tuesday morning

Tons of injury news, so rather than regurgitate, below are the latest updates offered by Rotoworld. The original posts can be viewed here, along with a ton of other player news.

Alex Burrows is out indefinitely with a broken jaw.
Burrows suffered the injury when he was hit by Chris Tanev's clearing attempt on Sunday. He still managed to return and finish that game, but it sounds like he'll need to miss about a month to recover. He typically brings provides fantasy owners with at least 25 goals and 100 penalty minutes, but this season he has just three assists, 17 penalty minutes, and a minus-seven rating in 17 games.

Henrik Zetterberg is out for at least two weeks because of a herniated disc.
That's a huge blow for Detroit, especially given that Pavel Datsyuk is already sidelined with a head injury. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 30 points in 28 games this season. The silver lining is that Detroit has won its last four games and has built up an eight-point cushion in the battle for playoff spot

Shea Weber (eye) hasn't started working out yet.
Weber wasn't expected to play on Tuesday either way, but it doesn't sound like he'll return in the near future. He has 12 points and 20 penalty minutes in 26 games this season.

Tyler Seguin (concussion) won't play on Tuesday.
Seguin was never likely to return that quickly and the fact that there was even a glimmer of hope is encouraging. He will skate Wednesday before his availability for Thursday's game will be determined.

Adam McQuaid has re-aggravated his lower-body injury.
McQuaid missed the better part of November because of that injury, but he's played in Boston's last three games. He missed Tuesday's practice and is considered questionable for Thursday's contest

Torey Krug didn't practice on Tuesday because of a "minor" ailment.
Krug has seven goals and 16 points in 27 games this season. The Bruins remain hopeful that he'll be available for Thursday's contest, but for now he should be regarded as day-to-day.

Vincent Lecavalier (back) didn't take part in Tuesday's practice.
Lecavalier missed Monday's game due to the ailment. The Flyers were hoping that he would return on Wednesday and while that's still possible, it seems unlikely

Bryan Allen (lower body) will take part in the Ducks' pregame warmups on Tuesday.
As Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau previously indicated, Allen is a game-time decision on Tuesday. He has missed three consecutive games.

Brandon Dubinsky (foot) is projected to play alongside Blake Comeau and Matt Calvert in his return on Tuesday.
Dubinsky has missed about two weeks because of the injury. Before being sidelined, he was one of the Blue Jackets' best players with five goals and 15 points in 21 games this season.

Alexander Sulzer (undisclosed) has missed two straight practices.
The Sabres originally said Sulzer was out for "maintenance" purposes, but now he's questionable for Thursday's game. He has no points in five games this season.

Joe Thornton is good to play on Tuesday despite his right eye being swollen after being struck by the puck on Saturday.
"It feels fine. [Monday], I still had some problems seeing, but today it feels back to 100 percent," Thornton said. Sharks coach Todd McLellan said he was trusting Thornton and his trainer when they say he's good to play. Thornton is on a five-game point streak.

Marc Methot (flu) is being listed as a game-time decision.
Methot didn't play on Sunday due to the illness. He has seven points and 10 penalty minutes in 26 games this season.

Michal Handzus is doubtful for Tuesday's game due to an illness.
Handzus has a goal and three assists in 13 games this season. He has little to no fantasy value in standard leagues

There was a death in Nazem Kadri's family and he'll consequently miss Tuesday's game.
Kadri has 17 points and 37 penalty minutes in 24 games this season. We'd like to extend our condolences to Kadri and his family.

Cody Franson (lower body) is considered a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Franson was receiving treatment Tuesday morning. He has 13 assists and 10 penalty minutes in 26 games in 2013-14.

Brooks Laich's lower-body injury is related to his ongoing groin problem.
Laich only played in nine games last season because of a groin injury. He's projected to miss a third consecutive contest on Tuesday.

Chuck Kobasew (lower body) returned to the Penguins' practice on Monday.
Kobasew has been sidelined for 16 straight games. He was originally projected to miss three-to-four weeks after sustaining the injury on Oct. 28, but obviously that estimate has proven to be inaccurate.

Lauri Korpikoski took part in the Coyotes' practice on Monday.
The hope is that Korpikoski will be able to rejoin the Coyotes before they wrap up their current road trip on Dec. 10. He has four goals and three assists in 18 games this season.

Evgeni Nabokov (groin) joins the Islanders' for their practice on Monday.
Nabokov isn't likely to return until after the Islanders' upcoming five-game road trip. He has a 3.30 GAA and .892 save percentage in 14 games this season.

Brian Strait (upper body) was able to practice with the Islanders on Monday.
Strait's return still isn't imminent. He has one assist in nine contests this season.

Adam Henrique missed the third period of Monday's contest due to a suspected leg injury.
Henrique sustained the ailment in the first period and initially tried to play through, but it wasn't getting any better, so he was shut down. He wasn't initially sure if he would be available for Wednesday's contest. "We'll just kind of take it a day at a time here," he said.

Matt Frattin returned from a lower-body injury on Monday.
Frattin was sidelined for four straight contests. He had three shots on goal and logged 9:07 minutes in the Kings' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Derek MacKenzie (back) hopes to return on Friday.
MacKenzie has missed four straight games due to the ailment. He has two goals and three points in 22 contests in 2013-14

Tim Gleason (lower body) wasn't able to practice on Monday.
Gleason has now missed four straight games. He's still traveling with the team and is listed as "day-to-day," but we would be surprised if he returned Tuesday.

Bryan Allen (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.
Allen wasn't expected to return in the near future, but Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he would be a game-time decision on Tuesday. He has five points and 32 penalty minutes in 26 games this season.

Tyler Seguin (concussion) isn't expected to play Tuesday.
He should be considered doubtful to dress against Chicago even though he skated on his own Monday and he's apparently feeling much better. Seguin missed Sunday's game versus Edmonton because of concussion-like symptoms.

Radko Gudas (upper body) is projected to return Saturday night when the Lightning host Winnipeg.
If that timetable his accurate then he'll miss games against Columbus (Tuesday) and Ottawa (Thursday) in addition to the three matches he has already missed.

Tomas Kopecky's injury is now being described as an elbow ailment after it was originally believed to be to his hand.
He practiced fully on Monday and could be cleared to play for Tuesday's match-up against Ottawa. Kopecky has sat out the Panthers' last four games.

Zenon Konopka returned to action on Monday from a facial injury.
He missed Saturday's game after he was struck around his eye by a puck. Konopka played just 5:07 against the Flyers on Monday night.

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