Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:
- Alexander Ovechkin returns to the Capital’s lineup tonight, according to both Tarik El-Bashir of The Washington Post and John Taylor of The Washington Times.
- Daniel Sedin not practicing with the team after reporting soreness. Sedin will not skate with the team until Wednesday at the earliest, and maybe even Friday, saying that his foot is still too sore. Ben Kuzma of The Province has the full story as well a reactin from GM Mike Gillis.
- Marc Savard should return in about a week from his foot injury. Teammate Milan Lucic expected to play later this week. Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe Bruins Blog reports their status.
- In his post-game report, Flyer Files Chuck Gormley notes Simon Gagne is 5-7 weeks away with a hernia.
- Detroit’s Johan Franzen is set to return in February around the Olympics, accorrding to The Detroit Free Press. Center Valtteri Filppula began skating today and is expected back in mid-to-late December.
- David Booth won’t travel home to Detroit with the Panthers. The young leftwing still is not skating after his concussion three weeks ago. Full story with Steve Gorten of SunSentinel.com.
- In the wake of Andrei Markov unable to play until February, Brian Gionta may be out a sustained period of time. Gionta will miss his second straight game, according to Kevin Mio of Habs Inside/Out.
- Marian Hossa targets the Blackhawks upcoming road trip, which begins this thursday, for his return, according to Chris Kuc’s Tribune Icing.
- David Backes recovers from his upper-body injury, according to Jeremy Rutherford’s Morning Skate.
- Ryan Smyth left the team to have a doctor evaluate his upper-body injury. Rich Hammond’s Kings Insider reports the full story including quotes from coach Terry Murray.
- Brandon Dubinsky injured for another 4-6 weeks, while Chris Drury has no timetable for return. Dubinsky update here, Drury’s here.
- Alex Goligoski set to miss 2-3 weeks, according to The Canadien Press.