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A fantasized look at some NHL injuries on a Sunday morning.
Brent Burns left last night's game in the first period with an undisclosed injury. He did not return. No word on what the injury is or the severity. All the same as Burns has really sucked it up.
Rene Bourque sat out last night with a case of the sniffles. He's questionable to play tomorrow night.
Jeff Skinner skated with the team yesterday and was quoted as saying he felt "a lot better" so that's encouraging.
Evgeni Malkin won't suit up for the Penguins today, but there is some encouraging news here. According to Bylsma he has NOT suffered from headaches or disorientation at any point since he hit his head/neck on the boards. This isn't to say that a concussion has been ruled out, but it seems unlikely if there are no headaches.
Ryan McDonagh left last night's game and didn't return after he was checked face first into the boards by a leaping Max Pacioretty. MaxPac will likely be facing a suspension for this one as he's got a hearing at 4PM EST today. It's not certain if McDonagh has a concussion or just a facial laceration on this one.
Dan Girardi suffered a bone bruise while blocking a shot with his ankle last night. X-rays were negative but it isn't certain how much time he'll miss, if any.
Kevin Bieksa (groin) will not play today. He's day-to-day.
Radim Vrbata (LBI) was expected to suit up last night, but ultimately, he decided not to. Guess he needs another game to heal.