SAT Injury Update: Beagle, Dubinsky, Zuccarello, Zubrus, Zidlicky, Aucoin, Franzen
(5/12/12) Game 7 is set to go between Washington and New York at 7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST on Saturday. There are only a few injuries to report. First, Jay Beagle missed Game 6 with a LBI and he's a game-time decision. Brandon Dubinsky (LBI) remains out for the Rangers; he hasn't played since game 7 against Ottawa. Lastly, Mats Zuccarello is now skating, but he isn't yet ready to return from the wrist injury that's kept him on the shelf since the third week of March. If you somehow reached for Zuccarello at your draft you must be in the deepest pool on the planet. After a promising 42 game, 23 point rookie season in 2010-11, Zuccarello managed just 10 games with the Rangers in 2011-12 and spent the majority of the season in Connecticut.
Looking forward to the Eastern Conference Final: Danius Zubrus will be fine for Game 1 on Monday after suffering a charley horse against Philly in Game 5 of the second round. Marek Zidlicky (undisclosed) and Anton Volchenkov are both expected to be in the line-up on Monday as well. There is no new update on the status of Jacob Josefson (wrist).
And in the Western Final: Coyotes' veteran D-man Adrian Aucoin is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. He was injured in Game 5 against the Predators.
Over at the World Championships: Johan Franzen suffered a broken nose on a cross-check by Dimitri Kalinin; Franzen is reportedly okay, although a concussion has not been ruled out. And, Alex Burrows is back skating for Canada. He suffered a brief concussion, but apparently there were no lingering symptoms afterwards.
Lastly, a couple injury tidbits for you: Marian Hossa (concussion) is at home in Slovakia and on the mend, but he's still not 100%. PK Subban injured his knee in a WC warm-up against the Swiss. He is recovering in Montreal and is not playing for Canada.