NHL Western Conference Injury Updates: Dec. 2 Edition

December 2nd, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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Because there were so many injuries to key players early in the season, and the big names continue to fall, the beginning of December is a good time to look back, and forward, at when some of the top players in the Western Conference could return.


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Dave Bolland—had back surgery on Nov. 10. Is expected to return in 12-16 weeks. ETA: post-Olympics?

Adam Burish—torn ACL in late September should cost him approximately six months. ETA: playoffs at best, likely 2010-11.



Niklas Kronwall—sprained MCL on Nov. 21 is expected to cost him two weeks. ETA: Dec. 7.

Jason Williams—broke a fibula in early November and is expected to miss eight weeks. ETA: Christmas.

Valterri Filppula—broken right wrist at the end of October expected to keep him out six to eight weeks. ETA: mid- to late December.

Johan Franzen—had surgery to repair torn ACL on Oct. 16, beginning a six-month recovery. ETA: m ...

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