Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:
- Bryan Little and Pavel Kubina return to practice, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Vivlamore believes both will be ready tonight against Boston. If there are any further updates, I will post them.
- Marc Savard skated with the team Tuesday, as did Milan Lucic per John Bishop’s Bish’s Blog. Lucic expects to be a game-time decision while Savard is not that too far behind. UPDATED 11/19/2009 @ 1:02 PM. Lucic expected to play – Fluto Shinzawa Boston Bruins Blog.
- Drew Stafford returned last night against the Panthers.
- Cam Ward set to return December 5th, News Observer’s Chip Alexander reports. Also mentioned in the entry is Joni Pitkanen, whose return is uncertain. Teammate Eric Staal may return next week.
- Marian Hossa expects to return on either the 25th or 27th meanwhile Kris Versteeg should play tonight against Calgary. Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune has the full report
- Jean-Michael Liles and T.J. Galiardi not set to return just yet, per Adrian Dater’s All Things Avs.
- Reigning Calder winner Steve Mason expected to start tonight against Dallas writes Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch, ending speculation on his back spasms. The same report lists Mike Commodore and Raffi Torres as likely to play tonight while Samuel Pahlsson still recovers from back spasms.
- Although Sam Gagner returned to the lineup last night, the Oilers suffered another blow losing Mike Comrie. The team decimated by injury all year, already expect Denis Grebeshkov out for a few more weeks.
- Rich Hammond’s LA Kings Insider reported today that Ryan Smyth could miss up to a month.
- Chuck Kobasew skated but is not practicing with the team according to Michael Russo’s Russo’s Rants. With Petr Sykora feeling the pain from a recent concussion, the veteran is still not skating with the team.
- Brian Gionta out indefinately with a broken foot, Pat Hickey of Habs Inside/Out reports.
- Defensemen Paul Martin and Johnny Oduya not skating with the team let alone practicing. Tom Gulitti’s Fire & Ice has the full story. Meanwhile, Ledger writer Rich Chere reports Patrik Elias “not sure he will be 100 percent this year.”
- Ed Jovanovski expects to be back soon, although he wont set a timetable. Although traveling with the team, Jovanovski did not play last night and won’t against the Blues. Dave Vest’s Desert Dog Blog reports the full story.
- Seth Rorabaugh’s Empty Netters writes Sergei Gonchar could return tonight when the Penguins face the Senators, however Jay McKee will miss two week with an infected finger.
- Devin Setoguchi listed as day-to-day by David Pollack’s Working the Corners a few days ago. We will monitor this situation.
- Daniel Sedin targets Sunday’s home game against Chicago for return, The White Towel’s Jonathan McDonald reports.
- Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post thinks Alexander Semin could miss both games this weekend.