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Tuesday's Injury Updates - McDonald, Pitkanen, Backstroms...

This is actually good news regarding Andy McDonald
This is actually good news regarding Andy McDonald

Finally some good injury news regarding Andy McDonald as he was expected to miss two weeks due to his latest shoulder injury but he was back at practice yesterday and it doesn't sound like he'll be out long.

Back surgery today for Andrej Meszaros, he's out for 6-8 weeks.

James Wisniewski took a puck to the grill on Sunday and his face is getting checked out.

Joey MacDonald has back spasms and had an MRI yesterday to see what's up.

Sheldon Souray is likely to return tonight after missing the last four due to a LBI.

It's been 44 games out for Joni Pitkanen due to a concussion & knee surgery but he is getting close and may be able to return as early as Wednesday.

Nicklas Backstrom has been making progress in is recover from a concussion as he has been skating for the last week or so... no word on a return date.

The other Niklas Backstrom, the Wild goalie, was able to dress as the backup last night but his groin injury may still be bothering him so he may not play for a while.