Another One Bites the Dust

22 01 2012

Pay attention, sports fans, it’s time for your injury/concussion update!

Today, Philadelphia Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgrem announced that star winger Danny Briere would be out “indefinitely” with a concussion (read the team’s statement here).  In a season that has seen seemingly countless players fall victim to concussions, among other injuries, it’s difficult to keep up with everyone.  We here at Hockey’s Finest want to make it easier for you, and frankly us as well, to keep track of all the boys with ouchies.  Here’s a comprehensive chart of who’s out, sorted alphabetically by team:

Marc Savard (Boston Bruins):  out since Feb. 8, 2011

Brayden McNabb (Buffalo Sabres):  out since Jan. 14, 2011

Joni Pitkanen (Carolina Hurricanes):  out since Nov. 28, 2011

Radek Martinek (Columbus Blue Jackets):  out since Oct. 22, 2011

RJ Umberger (Columbus Blue Jackets):  out since Jan. 17, 2012

Philip Larsen (Dallas Stars):  out since Jan. 21, 2012

Simon Gagne (Los Angeles Kings):  out since Dec. 27, 2011

Guillaume Latendresse (Minnesota Wild):  out since Dec. 15, 2011

Pierre-Marc Bouchard (Minnesota Wild):  out since Jan. 5, 2012

Mike Mottau (NY Islanders):  out since Dec. 30, 2011

Al Montoya (NY Islanders):  out since Jan. 21, 2012

Michael Sauer (NY Rangers):  out since Dec. 6, 2011

Jesse Winchester (Ottawa Senators):  out since Dec. 21, 2011

Danny Briere (Philadelphia Flyers):  out since Jan. 21, 2012

Ian Lapierre (Philadelphia Flyers):  out since Sept. 18, 2011

Chris Pronger (Philadelphia Flyers):  out since Nov. 20, 2011

James van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia Flyers):  out since Jan. 13, 2012

Kurt Sauer (Phoenix Coyotes):  out since Sept. 19, 2011

Nick Petersen (Pittsburgh Penguins):  out since Oct. 3, 2011

Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins):  out since Dec. 6, 2011

Robert Bortuzzo (Pittsburgh Penguins):  out since Dec. 9, 2011

Arron Asham (Pittsburgh Penguins):  out since Jan. 21, 2012

Andy McDonald (St. Louis Blues):  out since Oct. 14, 2011

Alexander Steen (St. Louis Blues):   out since Dec. 28, 2011

Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay Lightning):  out since Dec. 28, 2011

Colby Armstrong (Toronto Maple Leafs):  out since Dec. 18, 2011

John-Michael Liles (Toronto Maple Leafs):  out since Dec. 23, 2011

Sami Salo (Vancouver Canucks):  out since Jan. 8, 2012

Evander Kane (Winnipeg Jets):  out since Jan. 21, 2012

That’s a total of 29 players out, with quite a few notable names.  And, if you didn’t happen to catch the Bruins-Rangers game today, Ryan McDonough of the Rangers might be added to that list soon after an absolutely brutal hit by Andrew Ference (here’s a story on it courtesy of the NY Rangers).  But, I will say this, Ferrence and David Krejci both gave McDonough a a pat on the back to make sure he was okay, so I give them props for at least attempting to check up on the guy.

Say a little prayer to the hockey gods for all our boys up there.  We just want them to get better :)

-M

If you want to keep up further with who’s injured, TSN has a great list of everyone that’s out and which injury they have located here:  http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/injuries/

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