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Fantasy Hockey Injury News for Thursday

The latest NHL injuries and how they affect your Fantasy Hockey roster...

Stephen Dunn

hursday's NHL Injury Update

I wanted to rename this The Havlat Report, but the higher ups (you know who you are) thought it was tacky

Seven games on the Schedule for Thursday Nov. 14, 2013

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins

Nick Foligno (personal?) should be in the lineup tonight

Adam McQuaid (LBI hip/groin) is doubtful find PIM's elsewhwere

Los Angeles Kings @ New York Islanders

Jonathan Quick diagnosed with a grade 2 groin strain, meaning he is out anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks

Thomas Vanek (UBI) skated Wednesday, but didn't participate in the Islanders' practice.
this seems to point to an imminent return, how imminent to be determined, not tonight though

Anaheim Ducks @ Tampa Bay Lightning

Kyle Palmieri said he's ready to return from the flu.
The Ducks will likely need him cuz...
Corey Perry is questionable to play... due to the? guessed it the flu.
Ryan Getzlaf (UBI) missing his third consecutive tonight.

Sami Salo (LBI) out tonight will travel with the team on the upcoming 4 game road trip, should be back soon or he just likes it out west

Phoenix Coyotes @ Chicago Blackhawks

Derek Morris will miss another making it 4
Radim Vrbata (LBI) returns for the high scoring 'Yotes.
Martin Hanzal (illness) should return to the lineup tonight hopefully infecting a few Hawks and their fans
(hmmm did I say that out loud)

Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues

Alex Tanguay is still being examined.. he won't play... for a while

Jordan Leopold requires surgery to repair ligaments in his hand, so the Blues resigned Carlo Colaiacovo because his name is so fun to spell.
Magnus Paajarvi, continuing the spelling fun names portion of our program, MPS (though they dropped the S long ago) was reportedly making progress last i heard, my guess he still is... maybe?

Dallas Stars @ Calgary Flames

Ray Whitney out and will be for a while

San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks

Brent Burns (beard/mouth/something) is not expected to play... I've actually moved on and no longer worry about it
to end on a positive note
Marty Havlat will dress for his 7th consecutive game, no matter that he is nearly invisible, it's still good news.

Around the NHL

Mike Green will make the trip to Detroit and continue receiving treatment for his lower-body injury.
Kirk Muller says Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (UBI) could possibly play Friday .
Nothing further on Niklas Backstrom who left last evenings contest with an apparent head/neck injury