This is going to be a different post than usual on Monday’s. Unfortunately, yours truly is on the COVID list after testing positive, and is having some bad back pain making it difficult to sit up and write, so I’m going to run through fantasy relevant injuries and players on the COVID list across the entire league. I’ll give some details on players where necessary and also players who benefit from the absences. The timeframe is from present day, not when the injury took place. Let’s get to it!
Getzlaf (week to week), Henrique (D2D), Comtois (out until New Year). Big boost to Zegras line.
Schmaltz (week to week)
Anderson (month to month), Tuch (two months), Tokarski (COVID list)
Svechnikokv (D2D), DeAngelo (COVID list), Pesce (COVID list). Boost to Slavin.
Johnson (three months)
Makar (D2D), Byram (D2D), Kadri (D2D), Kuemper (D2D), Compher (week to week). Boost to Burakovsky.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Laine (2ish weeks left in original timetable), Korpisalo (illness, on IR)
Klingberg (D2D), Bishop (indefinitely)
DETROIT RED WINGS
Bertuzzi (COVID list), Vrana (two more months)
Smith (indefinitely). Nurse returned Sunday night
Barkov (week to week), Duclair (D2D), Forsling (week to week)
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Byfield (on conditioning assignment)
Spurgeon (one more week or so)
Anderson (2-4 weeks), Gallagher (COVID list), Price (no timetable)
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Wood (no timetable)
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Nelson (2-4 weeks), Pulock (about 3 more weeks)
NEW YORK RANGERS
Shesterkin (one week). Major break that Igor is supposed to miss only one week after what looked like a devastating injury.
Farabee (week to week), Ellis (hope is around XMas time), Brassard (unknown, should be in shorter term)
Malkin (XMas time hopefully), Rust (week to week)
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Giordano (COVID list), Schwartz (D2D), Eberle (D2D), Driedger (no timetable)
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Binnington (COVID list), Perron (D2D), Faulk (COVID list)
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Kucherov (a month or slightly more), Point (a month or slightly more)
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Marner (D2D), Mrazek (conditioning assignment)
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (Welcome Boudreau!)
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Eichel (2-3 more months), Martinez (no timeline)
Backstrom (should be back in short term), Mantha (month to month). Oshie and Sheary both returned Saturday.
Three Point Challenge: We’ll do Tuesday’s games. Current Top Ten in points with ties (you can’t take these players): Draisaitl, McDavid, Ovechkin, Kadri, Huberdeau, Kaprizov, Kuznetsov, Stamkos, Gaudreau, Meier, Panarin, Hedman, Granlund. Give me Zegras against the Sabres.
That’s all for now guys. My hope is to be a good enough point Tuesday night to have a normal writeup for Wednesday. I’ll be sure to answer the questions that you guys have when I get a chance. Thanks for reading, take care!