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Fantasy Hockey Injury News for Wednesday

The fantasized look at the injury news on a Wednesday morning

John Grieshop

Nobody beats the Wiz, especially when it comes to crappy luck as James Wisniewski has a broken foot and will miss "an extended period of time". Over the past four seasons he's played an average of just 60 per year.

As I said the other day, my spidey sense was tingling over Martin Brodeur's sore back and now the Devils have placed him on the IR, so he'll miss at least the next two games.

Matt Duchene has a groin injury and couldn't play last night. The Avs are hopeful that it's not a long-term thing... as am I.

Andy McDonald left Blues practice yesterday with a leg injury... the bright side is that it wasn't a head injury. Alexander Steen also left after taking a stick in the face. Both players will be re-evaluated today.

Death, taxes and Sami Salo getting hurt... life's certainties. He left last night's game with a LBI and will be re-evaluated today but, given his history, you'd be foolish to not fear the worst.

Derick Brassard also worked part-time last night as he left early due to a UBI.

Tommy Wingels couldn't even start last night's game due to an undisclosed injury.

What's with all the honesty lately?... The Habs freely admitted that Rene Bourque doesn't have the flu and actually suffered a concussion at some point. Consider him out indefinitely.

Valtteri Filppula is expected to sit out tonight's game due to a sore shoulder.

Craig Anderson is beginning to test out his sprained ankle by skating the past two days, so let's call that progress.

Michael Del Zotto (LBI) is improving and took part in the morning skate yesterday but didn't lace 'em up last night... it should be soon.

Kari Lehtonen's groin is much better, thanks for your concern. He was close to returning last night but it was decided that Thursday is the safer bet.

The Wings are saying that Johan Franzen (hip) should return tonight and Brendan Smith (shoulder) is a possibility as well.

Returning to action from the injured list last night: Dan Girardi & Mike Green.