Here is your NHL Injury Update for October 21:
The Edmonton Oilers have flown Taylor Hall back to Edmonton for further evaluation on his knee. He was injured in Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators. The Oilers have not yet called up a replacement from the Oklahoma City Barons and won’t until they know how long Hall will be out.
Some better news for the Oilers is that Sam Gagner has been cleared for light contact which could mean he is close to a return. Gagner has been out with a broken jaw since taking a stick to the face in a preseason game against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Montreal Canadiens will have to do without Daniel Briere for a while. Briere has been diagnosed with a concussion after suffering a hit from Eric Nystrom in Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators. There is no timeline on when Briere will be back.
James Neal, who has been out of the Penguins line-up since October 3rd, will be out for at least another 2 weeks due to an aggravated injury.
The Philadelphia Flyers were happy to see a couple of familiar faces at practice yesterday. Vincent Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell both skated and shot pucks. Lecavalier may be a go for Thursday night’s game but Hartnell is still not ready to play. Both players were injured on October 11 in the Flyers game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Topics: Calgary Flames, DAnny Briere, Edmonton Oilers, James Neal, Mike Cammalleri, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Player Injuries, Sam Gagner, Scott Hartnell, Taylor Hall, Vincent Lecavalier