Saturday Injury Update
(2/25/12) Bad news for Jonathan Toews owners, as he's out again Saturday for the third straight game. And worse is the fact that, according the to the Chicago Sun-Times, Toews may be be dealing with a concussion. The Hawks have yet to confirm it and they're still saying upper-body, day-to-day, but if the concussion story is true, Toews could be out for a while. Barring any new information, we'd bench him going into next week.
Sabres forward Brad Boyes missed Friday's game with an undisclosed upper-body injury. He's questionable for Saturday night against the Rangers.
Another player questionable for tonight is Flames forward Mikael Backlund, who has missed 5 games with an arm injury. He'll likely take a test drive in the warm-up and decide from there.
For the Avs, Milan Hejduk is out with a minor groin injury. Looking at his recent stats, his ice time has been down the last four games and he's been held without a point. Our guess is he may have been playing through it. And teammate Peter Mueller took the morning skate but will miss his sixth straight game with a torso injury.
If you're in need of an enforcer, Jared Boll is close to returning from a broken foot. He might be able to play for Columbus on Sunday against the Pens.
Finally some good news for fantasy owners today, as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returned in the early game Saturday against the Coyotes. He's missed 20 of the Oilers' previous 22 games, and we'll be crossing our fingers that he holds up this time. Regardless, don't think twice about getting him back in your lineup. He scored the Oilers' lone goal.
And Jason Garrison is probable for the Panthers after missing five games with a lower body injury, while teammate Marcel Goc is questionable to play against Carolina.
Another player probable to return Saturday is Nashville forward Patric Hornqvist, who has missed five games with an upper-body injury. He was hot before it ocurred, scoring ten points in the nine games prior. It's safe to get him back into your lineup or, if he's on the wire in your league, to pick him up.