NHL Injury Report: Who’s Hurting the Most

January 29th, 2013 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
One of the most disappointing parts of the first week and a half of the 2012-13 NHL season is the amount of injuries to star players.

With the shortened season forcing teams to play more games per week than in a normal 82-game schedule—including an increased number of back-to-back games—teams must be careful to not allow an injured player to return to the ice before he's fully ready.

Let's look at some NHL teams dealing with injures to key players.


Colorado Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog has suffered two kinds of injuries as a result of the big hit he took from San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart on Saturday.

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post has the latest updates on the 20-year-old winger:

Without Landeskog in the lineup, the Avalanche played their worst game of the season on Monday night in a 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

After already losing veteran forward Steve Downie for the rest of the season with an ACL injury, Colorado cannot afford to miss another top-six forward in Landeskog for a long period of time.
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