The NHL's laundry list of injuries

Injuries are just part of the game, and no one would know that better than Penguins fans.  Last season, before the first regular season game of the year, the Pens were without the likes of Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney.  If you recall, all the talk early on was focused on how the Pens would manage without them, what fans could expect from this "new guy" Alex Goligoski and whether or not the team could hold it together long enough to even squeak into the playoffs.

Without going into extreme details, we don't need a reminder on how the season ended. 

However, as noted by a few writers around the Pittsburgh media world, this season is off to a similar start.  Injuries to Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Gonchar and Tyler Kennedy leave the Pens in a position where the coaches are juggling lines yet again.

But Pittsburgh isn't the only team dealing with this problem right now.  Atlanta, Boston, Vancouver and recently Washington are just a few other teams hit by the injury bug.  Plenty of big names across the league are going down with injuries, some serious, others day-to-day.  Before you go naming Mike Rupp as the Maurice Richard Trophy winner of the year, take the jump and see what team's around the league are dealing with.  Keep in mind it's a long season and most of these guys are going to be healthy before December.

I'm just going to throw out a few notable injuries across the league, alphabetical for your viewing pleasure.  Obviously this isn't a list of everything from a hang nail to a broken bone (or hey, even the flu), but feel free to add on the ones you feel are worth mentioning as well.  The list may also include a few guys otherwise listed in the minors (ie, Ben Lovejoy)


Anaheim Ducks Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jean-Sebastien Giguere groin 10/25/2009


Atlanta Thrashers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ron Hainsey undisclosed 11/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ilya Kovalchuk foot 10/25/2009
Boris Valabik ankle 10/07/2009


Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic fingers 10/17/2009
Marc Savard foot 10/21/2009


Buffalo Sabres Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Patrick Kaleta other-excused 11/01/2009
Toni Lydman groin 11/01/2009
Paul Gaustad other-excused 11/01/2009


Calgary Flames Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
John Armstrong shoulder 09/17/2009


Carolina Hurricanes Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Tim Gleason other-excused 11/02/2009
Eric Staal other-excused 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Michael Ryan concussion 09/22/2009


Chicago Blackhawks Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jonathan Toews concussion 10/31/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marian Hossa shoulder 09/14/2009
Adam Burish knee 09/22/2009
Ben Eager concussion 10/08/2009


Colorado Avalanche Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Peter Budaj flu 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Darcy Tucker concussion 10/23/2009
Ruslan Salei back 10/09/2009
Matt Hendricks groin 10/27/2009
Cody McLeod eye 10/21/2009
Brandon Yip undisclosed 10/01/2009


Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Nikita Filatov back 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jan Hejda knee 10/14/2009
Andrew Murray shoulder 10/20/2009
Fredrik Modin knee 09/29/2009


Dallas Stars Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marty Turco other-excused 11/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jere Lehtinen other-excused 10/14/2009
Mike Modano ribs 10/03/2009
Luke Gazdic shoulder 10/02/2009


Detroit Red Wings Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jonathan Ericsson

Brad May

other-excused

eye

11/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player

Injury Type Injury Date

Johan Franzen

Valtteri Filppula

knee

broken wrist

10/09/2009

10/31/09

Andreas Lilja concussion 09/14/2009
Cory Emmerton other-excused 09/28/2009


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Comrie other-excused 11/02/2009
Shawn Horcoff other-excused 11/02/2009
Lubomir Visnovsky other-excused 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Steve Staios concussion 10/11/2009
Sheldon Souray concussion 10/09/2009
Marc Pouliot other-excused 09/30/2009
Ryan Stone knee 10/22/2009


Florida Panthers Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Nick Tarnasky other-excused 09/26/2009
David Booth concussion 10/25/2009
Radek Dvorak knee 10/25/2009


Los Angeles Kings Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Justin Williams other-excused 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Alec Martinez ankle 10/05/2009


Minnesota Wild Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Josh Harding other-excused 11/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kim Johnsson other-excused 10/24/2009
Pierre-Marc Bouchard concussion 10/04/2009


Montreal Canadiens Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan O`Byrne knee 10/04/2009
Andrei Markov ankle 10/02/2009


Nashville Predators Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Martin Erat other-excused 11/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jason Arnott arm 10/18/2009
Jordin Tootoo hip 10/03/2009


New Jersey Devils Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Johnny Oduya

Patirck Elias

other-excused

groin

11/01/2009

10/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Paul Martin arm 10/26/2009
Jay Pandolfo shoulder 10/26/2009


New York Islanders Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Trent Hunter pectoral 10/10/2009
Rick DiPietro knee eternity
Mark Flood other-excused 09/30/2009
Jeremy Reich wrist 09/30/2009


New York Rangers Injuries

No Injuries.



Ottawa Senators Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jason Spezza back 11/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Anton Volchenkov elbow 10/29/2009


Philadelphia Flyers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Danny Briere

Ryan Parent

groin

groin

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Mike Rathje

other-excused

10/01/2009

Simon Gagne groin 10/27/2009


Phoenix Coyotes Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kurt Sauer other-excused 10/07/2009


Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Tyler Kennedy

Evgeni Malkin

undisclosed

shoulder

11/01/2009

1028/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Sergei Gonchar

Max Talbot

wrist

shoulder surgery

10/21/2009

summer 2009

Ben Lovejoy shoulder 09/29/2009


San Jose Sharks Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Devin Setoguchi leg 11/02/2009
Ryan Vesce leg 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joe Pavelski foot 10/05/2009
Torrey Mitchell knee 09/30/2009


St. Louis Blues Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Carlo Colaiacovo other-excused 11/01/2009
Andy McDonald other-excused 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Alexander Steen wrist 10/16/2009
T.J. Oshie appendix 10/24/2009
D.J. King hand 10/25/2009
Barret Jackman ankle 10/09/2009


Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries

No Injuries.



Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Van Ryn knee 09/30/2009


Vancouver Canucks Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date

Roberto Luongo

Ryan Johnson

ribs

concussion

10/29/09

10/28/2009

Daniel Sedin foot 10/11/2009
Jannik Hansen hand 09/30/2009
Kyle Wellwood toe 10/25/2009
Alexandre Bolduc shoulder 10/30/2009


Washington Capitals Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Alex Ovechkin other-excused 11/02/2009
Eric Fehr ribs 11/02/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
John Erskine hand 10/15/2009
Boyd Gordon back 10/13/2009

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