Posts tagged “Injuries”

1/20 Injury Update

Correction (9:31 PM): Per Chuck Pleiness, Ericsson’s injury is from practice, not the game, and Gustavsson’s injury is more of a typical early-season thing for him. - Matt

Ansar Khan has info on injuries from last night that go beyond Jan Mursak’s shoulder: Jonathan Ericsson and Jonas Gustavsson both suffered injuries of their own.

Gustavsson has a sore groin and is out two games. Thomas McCollum has been recalled. I hope that’s simply as a goaltender bench ornament because probably falls short of his potential even in charting faceoffs. Here’s hoping Jimmy doesn’t pull his groin, too.

This kind of thing is bound to happen with the short camp and non-existent pre-season. Another thing to thank the Lockout for.

Meanwhile, Jonny stepped on a puck, fell into the boards and tweaked his shoulder. Can’t blame that on the Lockout; that’s just Jonny. He calls himself questionable for the game tomorrow.

On the plus side, Jakub Kindl declared himself ready to go if necessary, though how true that is of course does not depend on him. The Wings may just have Jonny suck it up.

Khan does have an update on the result of Jan Mursak’s trip into the boards courtesy of David “Hit-In-The” Backes: it could have him out for a few weeks.

That opens up a spot for Patrick Eaves, who hasn’t played since November 2011, which is great for Patrick, but not so much for fans hoping for a Gustav Nyquist or Tomas Tatar recall.

Here’s Reasonable MacDonald Injury News, But Don’t Get Too Excited

Update (9:54 PM): Added headline link I’d accidentally left out. - Matt

It’s not a bulging disk. But it is scar tissue, and it is putting pressure on his sciatic nerve, which is a problem. There’s nothing in here about surgery, but that’s what I hear when I read things like “I think that’s what it is, but the scar tissue is pushing up against it and causing that shooting pain down my leg.”

Guess we’ll see. But I’m hoping 1) Ty Conklin doesn’t get picked up off waivers, and 2) he can bring the strong play he’s presented in the AHL with him.

Now Franzen Has Back Spasms

Update (4:01 PM): Khan has quotes from Franzen here and here. It doesn’t sound good. - Matt

Update (3:46 PM): More:

More:

No more please. - Matt

Awesome.

Yes, he can be dead weight on his (many) off nights. But another injury is uncool, even if there is (thankfully) another forward coming back.

So please get to the chiropractor or whatever, Johan, and be better by tomorrow night.