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Injury news and updates from around the NHL

Gregory Shamus

Anaheim Ducks

Viktor Fasth – Fasth is out with a lower body injury. Hiller has played well to start the year; this could help solidify him as the starting netminder.

Calgary Flames

Michael Cammalleri is day-to-day, still dealing with a hand injury. Unless you are in a deep league the now 31 year old has seen his value plummet. If you think he has a chance to contribute in Calgary there is certainly an opportunity to buy very low.

Carolina Hurricanes

Anton Khudobin is still out with a lower body injury and being considered day-to-day. He’s had a nice start to the season, with two wins and a 2.00GAA. He’ll have a chance to steal some starts from Cam Ward, although I doubt he takes the actual starting gig.

Colorado Avalance

Cody McLeod is currently out pending a suspension from the league for this hit on Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall.

Dallas Stars

Kari Lehtonen is getting close to returning from a lower body injury (seem to be a lot these LBIs going around). Even though he has been skating in practice I would avoid starting him this week if you have another option.

Detroit Red Wings

Niklas Kronwall has a mild concussion and his hoping to return within a week. I would exercise caution with this one, we’ve seen "mild" concussions stretch on in the past.

Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall sustained a knee injury against the Senators on Saturday. It’s unclear how serious the injury is. I would recommend that poolies brace themselves in the event it’s serious. Coach Eakins said that the injury  was "more than a day or two"

Montreal Canadians

Max Pacioretty is expected to miss up to 3 weeks with a hamstring injury. I know the instinct here will be to sell on Pacioretty – I would hang tight. There just aren’t that many wingers who can provide 65 to 70 points and 280+ shots.

New Jersey Devils

Patrick Elias missed Saturdays game against the Rangers, thankfully it was just a case of the flu.

Damien Brunner is out with an upper body injury. He has struggled a bit the last 4 games, making me wonder how long he has been dealing with this issue. If there are better options on the waiver wire in your pool it might be worth taking a peak.

New York Islanders

Lubomir Visnovsky sustained a concussion over the weekend against Carolina on a hit from Radek Dvorak. He’s always a nice option in points leagues or as your third or fourth defenceman in standard formats. It’s difficult to say exactly how long he’ll be out- currently listed as day-to-day.

New York Rangers

Ryan Callahan will be out for three to four weeks with a broken thumb. A really tough break, especially for owners in roto leagues where Ryan is capable of 50 points, 50PIMs, 250 hits, 80 blocked shots and 230 shots on goal.

Rick Nash is still out with a concussion.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Beau Bennet has missed three games in a row with a lower body injury.

James Neal is expected to miss another couple weeks with an upper body injury. This has a collateral effect on Evgeni Malkin, since playing with Jussi Jokinen isn’t exactly the same as lining up beside one of the games premier power forwards.

Kris Letang apparently could be playing if this was the post-season, but with the team winning he is taking the safe approach and returning when ready. This is a positive sign for those in keeper leagues who want him healthy long term.

San Jose Sharks

Dan Boyle said he was feeling "ok" as he recovers from the devastating Maxim Lapierre hit from behind. At 37 years old I wouldn’t expect the Sharks to rush him back, meaning he may miss this week’s games.

St.Louis Blues

Alex Pietrangelo suffered an upper body injury when he blocked a shot in Saturday’s game against the Jets. Doesn’t sound too serious, listed as day-to-day.

Winnipeg Jets

Jacob Trouba was injured on an awkward play when he went face first into the end boards against St.Louis. He had to be carried off on a stretcher. Reports indicate he could be out for up to a month.