Friday, September 26, 2014

Injury Updates, Part 2 (Sep 26)

A couple of minor injury bytes out of the Flyers camp on Friday, as forward Sean Couturier is dealing with an upper-body injury and goaltender Ray Emery is dealing with a lower-body injury. Both players are listed as day-to-day and neither have poised any concern for the start of the regular season. Training camp is a great time to hold players out of the line-up of games, since they don't mean anything and they can heal.

Winnipeg forwards Dustin Byfuglien and Evander Kane and defenseman Paul Postma have all been listed by Jets coaching staff as being out day-to-day, but their injuries were not disclosed. From some other reports I've seen, Byfuglien has been hampered by a minor lower-body problem and I would imagine the other two are likely suffering from something minor to start the season. No word on whether or not they'll miss any time in the regular season.

An injury that has flown under the radar somewhat belongs to Washington Capitals defenseman Dimitri Orlov, who underwent wrist surgery after the World Championships, but has still yet to fully recover. Apparently, one of the bones in his wrist was broken so badly, that it has had a hard time healing and has not healed properly. Orlov has been practicing with the team, which is why the injury has been so quiet, but he has been wearing a no-contact jersey. There is no timetable for his return to regular practice, let alone game action.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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