Injuries Having the Biggest Impact so Far in the 2015-16 NHL Season

November 1st, 2015 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »
Injuries are an unavoidable part of life for NHL players. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (pictured above) is among the notable stars who are already sidelined within the opening month of the season. His absence for a lengthy period is having a big impact upon the Blackhawks.

An injury to a star like Keith can affect a team's offensive or defensive play—sometimes even both. Several teams, such as the St. Louis Blues, have more than one star on the shelf. That can leave management and coaches scrambling to find suitable replacements.

Here's a look at the injuries that are having the biggest impact so far in this NHL season, listing the sidelined players, the significance of their absences and the effects upon their teams. Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments section below.

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