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Injury Updates - Jan 21st, 2011

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He looked so happy here... we'll miss you, Flash
He looked so happy here... we'll miss you, Flash

For a consolidated list of injuries & current status, see our Injury Updates page.

Like a midget punching you in the package, you couldn't have seen this coming... Tomas Fleischmann will miss the rest of the season with blood clots in his lungs. 

Antero Niittymaki suffered a LBI in practice yesterday and was put on the IR, so he's out at least a week. 

Marco Sturm missed last night's game and is on the IR with tendinitis in his right knee, which is the same one he had major surgery on last season that knocked him out for seven months.

Washington goalie update: Semyon Varlamov is day-to-day with a LBI and Michal Neuvirth is listed as the same but he's leaving the road trip and heading back to DC to get it re-evaluated so his might be a little more serious. 

Evander Kane missed a game for the fourth time in the last 10 games last night due to a nagging mid-body injury.

Dmitry Kulikov is expected to miss tonight's game due to a rib injury he suffered on Wednesday... no word on the extent.

Mike Smith has recovered from his knee injury but Tampa is sending him to the AHL on a conditioning assignment, which gives them more time to figure out what to do with him for the rest of the season.

Still waiting for an update on Ryane Clowe's LBI as he missed this third straight game last night.

Rick DiPietro played last night but will sit out tonight's game due to the flu.

Kyle Okposo made his season debut last night for the Islanders... no points in 18 minutes but give him some time. 

Returning to action from the injured list last night:  Kyle Cumiskey, Jimmy Howard, Shawn Horcoff, Wayne Simmonds, Frans Nielsen & Chris Pronger.