WEDS Injury Update: Hossa, Daniel Sedin, Alfredsson
(4/18/12) The news on everyone's mind this morning is the injury to Marian Hossa, who was on the receiving end of a brutal body-check by Raffi Torres last night. Torres left his feet and targeted Hossa's head, and Hossa stayed down on the ice for several minutes following the blow. Hossa was then taken off the ice on a stretcher and to a local hospital for observation. He's reportedly left the hospital, although it's fairly obvious he's suffered a concussion, and his status going forward is unknown. We have to think he'll miss a game or two at the very least.
As for Torres, he's suspended indefinitely for now, and he'll be meeting with Brendan Shanahan on Friday to find out his punishment. Here's the hit...
The Coyotes were without a couple of injured players last night, as Martin Hanzal (lower-body) skated in the morning and during warm-ups, but he was unable to go in the end. And Lauri Korpisoski (upper-body) also sat out.
Looking ahead to tonight, the big question is whether Daniel Sedin will play for the Canucks in Game Four. Daniel took the ice for the morning practice today, and his agent told NEWS 1130 that he has a "gut feeling" that Daniel will play.
Another player trying to come back from a concussion, Daniel Alfredsson, was not on the ice for practice this morning and is doubtful for Game Four tonight. He tried to skate Monday and suffered a setback, so it sounds like he's still having symptoms and is not ready as of now.
The Kings expect to have Brad Richardson available tonight. Richardson missed the first three games of the series after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
That's it, you're up to date!