Injury - Hockey Wiretap

Ryan Kesler To Miss Three Months After Hip Surgery

Jun 17, 2017 7:39 PM

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler has undergone hip surgery that will keep the Selke Trophy finalist away from full hockey activity for 12 weeks.

The 32-year-old Kesler had surgery last week, the Ducks announced Saturday.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Injury, Misc Rumor

Ducks Waive Simon Despres

Jun 17, 2017 12:38 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with defenseman Simon Despres, whose once-promising career has been curtailed by serious concussion issues.

The Ducks placed Despres on waivers Friday. General manager Bob Murray indicated the club will buy out the remainder of his $18.5 million contract.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Injury, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Derick Brassard Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Jun 7, 2017 2:21 AM

Senators center Derick Brassard has undergone surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Senators GM Pierre Dorion said in a statement that the surgery, performed Tuesday in Cleveland, went as planned, and Brassard will begin a rehabilitation program immediately.

Dorion said that the expected recovery period is four to five months and he is hopeful Brassard will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Injury, Misc Rumor

Tobias Rieder Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery

May 28, 2017 10:29 AM

Tobias Rieder had successful surgery on his ankle and should be ready for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Saturday.

The team said Rieder will need eight to 12 weeks to recover from the procedure.

Rieder suffered the injury playing for Germany in the world championships earlier this month.


Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Injury

Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion

May 21, 2017 1:20 AM

Nashville left wing Pontus Aberg had to leave Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks to be evaluated for a concussion minutes after he scored the goal that gave the Predators a 2-1 lead in the third period.

Aberg fell face-first to the ice with 11:24 to play in the third period but stayed in the game. After he scored his first career playoff goal, the NHL concussion spotter asked him to go into the locker room for further tests.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Anaheim Ducks, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

Sharks' Joel Ward Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

May 20, 2017 12:58 AM

Sharks forward Joel Ward had surgery on his injured right shoulder and is expected to be completely healed for the start of next season.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Friday that Ward had dealt with a minor shoulder injury during the season and recently opted for surgery instead of rehab.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Injury, Misc Rumor

Predators Lose Ryan Johansen For Rest Of Playoffs

May 19, 2017 5:46 PM

The Predators will be without center Ryan Johansen for the remainder of the playoffs due to a left thigh injury he suffered in Game 4 on Thursday night.

In a statement, the team said Johansen needed emergency surgery Thursday night at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He is expected to recover in two to three months.

Johansen has enjoyed a big postseason, with three goals and a team-high 10 assists in 14 games.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Injury, Misc Rumor

Andrej Sekera Out Six To Nine Months With Torn ACL

May 16, 2017 5:02 PM

Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera has a torn ACL and will be out six to nine months, GM Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday.

Sekera suffered the injury against the Ducks in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs and missed Games 6 and 7 as the Oilers lost the series in seven games.

He is scheduled to have surgery Thursday.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Ovechkin Played With Injury During Playoffs

May 11, 2017 3:11 PM

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin played with a lower-body injury during the playoffs that required pain-numbing injections, Russian hockey officials said Thursday.

The Russian Hockey Federation also said Ovechkin, who had five goals and three assists in 13 playoff games, would not be able to play at the world championships in Europe because of the injury.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Injury, Misc Rumor

John Tavares Underwent Hand Surgery

May 9, 2017 12:56 PM

Islanders captain John Tavares had surgery on his right hand in April but should recover in time for the 2017-18 season, the team told Newsday.

The center had been dealing with the hand injury throughout 2016-17. The Islanders told Newsday that his recovery is on schedule.

Tavares, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, is set to play next season on the final year of his contract. Newsday reports that the Islanders are likely to offer him an eight-year contract that could be worth up to $80 million.

Tags: New York Islanders, Injury, Misc Rumor

Oilers Lose Andrej Sekera For The Remainder Of Series
Andrej Sekera suffered an undisclosed injury from a hit by Ryan Getzlaf.

Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5
Sidney Crosby passed his concussion test and returned to the Penguins' line-up on Saturday night.

Sidney Crosby Participates In Full Practice
Four days after suffering a concussion, Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates on Friday.

Jason Zucker Undergoes Surgery
Wild left winger Jason Zucker's surgery went well repairing a muscle in his midsection.

Sidney Crosby To Miss Game 4 With Concussion
Penguins star captain Sidney Crosby has a history of concussions and missed the first six games of this season because of a concussion.

Joe Thornton Has Knee Surgery Before Free Agency
Joe Thornton heads into free agency after spending nearly 12 seasons with the Sharks.

Paul Stastny Skates, Listed Day-To-Day
Blues forward Paul Stastny skated for the first time in a month on Tuesday.

Bruins Prepare For Playoffs Without Krug, Carlo
Brandon Carlo suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday's loss to the Capitals.

Cam Fowler Could Miss Two To Six Weeks
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler is suffering from a right leg injury.

Kris Letang Out Four To Six Months
Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang will have surgery for a herniated disc in his neck.

Zach Parise Out Three Weeks With Eye Injury
Bruce Boudreau said Zach Parise came away from the scary collision with his vision intact and perhaps on track to return next week.


Panthers Coach Regrets Rushing Ekblad Back To Lineup
Aaron Ekblad is now dealing with a sore neck and will not join the Panthers for their four-game road trip.

Stamkos: 'When I'm 100 Percent, I'll Be Back'
Steven Stamkos has been out since having right knee surgery on November 17.

Hawks Lose Artem Anisimov For Three To Four Weeks
Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov has a lower-body injury that will likely sideline him for the rest of the regular season.

Jackets Lose Ryan Murray For Four To Six Weeks
Ryan Murray suffered a broken right hand in a game against the Sabres on Saturday.

Henrik Lundqvist Sidelined Two To Three Weeks
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is suffering from a lower-body injury.

Pens Acquire Ron Hainsey From Canes; Lose Trevor Daley For Six-Weeks
The Penguins traded a 2017 draft pick and prospect Danny Kristo to the Hurricanes.

Ryan Callahan Out Indefinitely
Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has undergone a second hip procedure in a year.

Olli Maatta Out Six Weeks After Hand Surgery
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had hand surgery on Friday.

Blues Place Paul Stastny On IR With Lower-Body Injury
Blues forward Paul Stastny has scored 15 goals in 54 games this season.