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Fantasy Hockey Injury News for Friday

A fantasized look at some NHL injury news on a Friday morning.

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Things don't look so good for Joffrey Lupul as he left last night's game after playing under 2 minutes. He looked to get inadvertently head butted by Adam Hall during a hard check. He got up slowly holding his head and I'd be shocked if he doesn't have a concussion. It was good while it lasted, I suppose.

Craig Anderson has deemed himself ready to go and I'd be surprised if he wasn't starting tonight's game, but wait for official word on that.

Ryan Getzlaf had to exit towards the end of Wednesday night's game with a LBI. He did not practice yesterday but coach expects him to play tonight, so that's good news.

Dany Heatley will be out for "an undetermined amount of time" with his wrist injury. It's never good when the time period is undefined.

There was some inaccurate information circulating regarding Sidney Crosby having concussion symptoms. He's not suffering from any of that, but we still have no idea when and if he'll be back this season.

Kimmo Timonen left last night's game with an undisclosed injury. He was seen limping after the game so it sounds like an extended absence is possible but there's nothing concrete right now.

Tomas Plekanec is dealing with a groin injury and did not play last night. He's listed as day-to-day with no word on how long he'll be out.

Kris Letang's broken toe is coming along nicely as he skated a bunch recently and is nearing a return.

Victor Hedman played only 8 minutes before exiting the game with a LBI. He's listed as day-to-day.

The news on Ville Leino (UBI) is that we shouldn't expect to see him in the near future. As you were.

Mark Giordano will be absent from tonight's game for the birth of his first child. All the same as he's seemingly been absent from all the rest of the Flames games.

Returning from injury: Brandon Dubinsky, Marian Hossa, Henrik Zetterberg, David Schlemko, Tuomo Ruutu, Mike Fisher, Vincent Lecavalier, Grant Clitsome