Fantasy Hockey Injury Updates for Sunday

Karri Ramo went down late in the first period and did not return. - Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

A look at NHL injuries and related transactions from Saturday night.


Nick Bonino (Anaheim): The talented center and Ducks' third-leading scorer has been placed on injured reserve and will miss at least the next three games with a wrist injury, which he sustained on Thursday night. In his place, Anaheim has recalled David Steckel, who has four goals and nine assists in the AHL this season, but has been held scoreless in four NHL appearances.

Karri Ramo (Calgary): With just 2:02 left in the first period, Ramo left the game with a lower-body injury and did not return. He faced six shots, stopping them all, and did not appear to be in obvious pain. He was replaced by Reto Berra. Consider him day-to-day for now, but there is a complete lack of information about the severity of the injury at this point.

Vladimir Sobotka (St. Louis): On Friday night, Sobotka injured his left knee after being accidentally tripped by Justin Faulk and crashing into the boards. The surprisingly productive center has been placed on injured reserve, will be re-evaluated in four weeks, and will not represent the Czech Republic in Sochi during the Olympics. He has seven goals, 18 assists, 79 shots, 87 hits, and 46 penalty minutes in 46 games.

Kimmo Timonen (Philadelphia): After blocking a shot with his foot on Tuesday night, Timonen was held out of the lineup on Saturday as the injury lingers. He played on Thursday against the Ducks, but was instrumental in allowing their game-winning short-handed goal. He is day-to-day and should be back soon.


Zdeno Chara (Boston): Don't worry, the veteran is not injured or anything, but he will miss two games next week in order to act as Slovakia's flag bearer during the Olympic opening ceremonies. Keep him out of your roster on Thursday, February 6th vs. the Blues and Saturday, February 8th vs. the Senators.

Jason Demers (San Jose): The useful deep-league defenseman was a late scratch on Saturday with an ambiguous lower-body injury. He has three goals and 21 assists on the season.

Olli Maatta (Pittsburgh): The talented rookie (five goals, 15 assists) left Saturdays game in the third period after getting hit in the face with a puck. He is day-to-day, but should return for the Penguins' next game.


Ales Hemsky (Edmonton): After missing seven games with an ankle injury, Hemsky returned with 15:05 on the ice and one shot on goal. With seven goals and 17 assists, perhaps he can provide a much-needed spark to the Oilers, but let's not hold our breath.

John Tortorella (Vancouver): The feisty coach will serve the last game of his 15-day suspension today and will return to cursing players out behind Vancouver's bench on Monday.

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