NHL Injury Updates
“After further evaluation, it was discovered that Sabres defenseman William Borgen suffered a fracture in his right forearm during the team’s game on Feb. 20 in New Jersey.
Borgen underwent successful surgery to repair the fracture today and is expected to miss approximately six to eight weeks.”
Defenseman Michael Del Zotto missed last night with a lower-body injury and is day-to-day.
Curtis Pashelka if the Mercury News: San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner that the hope had been to have Erik Karlsson skating this week and in the lineup on Saturday but that doesn’t appear to be the case now.
Karlsson is dealing with a groin issue and may not start skating until next week.
“From what I’m hearing now, this week is still a week where he may not hit the ice and he might start next week,” Boughner said of Karlsson. “So we were anticipating hopefully that he would be getting on the ice and seeing how he feels, but it’s going to be a slower process than I originally thought.”
Defenseman Radim Simek and his upper-body injury are progressing. He practiced yesterday. He’s been out since February 13th. He could return on Thursday.
Defenseman Dylan Gambrell is progressing as well and could be available tomorrow.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson was placed on the IR with a right leg injury and will be out for the remainder of the season. He will undergo more tests to determine the full extent of the injury.
Tarasenko could be a few weeks away from returning.
Defenseman Colton Parayko is out with a back issue.
St. Louis Blues: Forward Ivan Barbashev will be re-evaluated in six weeks after having ankle surgery.
Jeremy Rutherford: Blues coach Berube said that Tyler Bozak skated on his own yesterday and if he’s feeling good, he’ll skate with the team today.