Monday, September 25, 2017

Evening Preseason Injury Notes (Sep 25)

Not quite sure how I had missed it through the preseason, but the Hockeyville broadcast brought it to light, as Clarke MacArthur, last spring's feel good story in the playoffs, wasn't able to pass his physical, citing a neck injury and thus, the start to his 2018 campaign has hit a big speed bump, as there is no timetable for his return.  MacArthur lost a ton of time to concussions over the last couple of years and there are fears that more time is going to be missed.  He's out indefinitely and should not be considered for the hockey pool right away.

The Bruins offered up a small update on a couple of players, as Zdeno Chara is day-to-day with an illness and forward Kenny Agostino is also day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Neither seemed to be too dire in nature and neither are expected to miss too much time in this training camp/preseason.  Chara, of the two, is a lock for the Bruins roster, but Agostino has been working hard to make a full-time jump to the NHL.

An upper-body "muscular" injury was what the report out of Montreal was for forward Jonathan Drouin, who was unable to dress for tonight's game against Toronto.  Canadiens management didn't seem to be too worried about the severity of the injury, but it was enough to keep him out of tonight's contest, one that they were hoping to give him to help shake off that off-season rust.

The Habs were also supposed to start goalie Charlie Lindgren tonight, but a lower-body injury put the kibosh on that plan and Al Montoya was given the start, in lieu of their injured player.  There is no timetable for the team's third goalie, but he isn't expected to start with the team on opening night.

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