Fantasy Hockey Injury News for Thursday

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A fantasized look at the injury news on Thursday morning

It looked bad last night but word has come down that Patrick Sharp is only expected to be out for 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury. So his owners didn't totally dodge a bullet, lets say it grazed you.

Andrew Shaw also left last night's game with a UBI after taking an elbow to the chops. Word is that it's not serious but who really knows.

More bad news for the Hawks as Marian Hossa sat out last night's game with a UBI but Coach Q said he was close to being available, so he shouldn't be out for long.

Good news on Marc Staal as the doctors are hopeful that he'll be able to make a full recovery... but for the time being he is out indefinitely.

Martin Brodeur (back) was listed as day-to-day and now the Devils are just saying that he's out... here is Lou Lamoriello with the world's worst attempt to squash the rumour that he had a setback:

"No. Absolutely not. In fact, the opposite... No setback. That I can assure you."

"He was day to day and now the doctors feel he needs to rest a little more. When will he come back? Will it be three days, four days, five days? It could be a week from now. We don't know. He was day to day. It’s just taking a little longer. He just didn’t feel better."

Ok... thanks for that Lou, it's crystal clear now.

We have some clarifications from Panthers... Scottie Upshall is going to be out 7-10 days with a LBI and Dmitry Kulikov is expected to be out 3-4 weeks due to a hand injury.

Chris Pronger gave an interview and discussed how his vision isn't very good and he still gets headaches & nauseous when he exerts himself. I had a glimmer of hope that he might possibly return at some point but after this I'd say his chances are somewhere between slim and none.

The Wild are reporting that Josh Harding is feeling better after resting for a few weeks. Encouraging quote here as GM Chuck Fletcher says:

"Doctors are very confident we'll get to a spot where he's going to feel very good most days"

Ville Leino... remember him? Apparently he still plays for the Sabres?... crazy, I know. He's been practicing lately and reports that his hip is nearly recovered, so he could make his season debut this weekend.

Returning to action from the injured list last night: Miikka Kiprusoff & Milan Michalek.

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