Injury - Hockey Wiretap

Jordan Martinook Out Six To Eight Weeks After Core Muscle Surgery

Oct 13, 2019 7:49 PM

Carolina Hurricanes winger Jordan Martinook will undergo a core muscle surgery for the second time this year, general manager Don Waddell announced Thursday.

The latest procedure was set for Friday. Martinook is expected to miss six to eight weeks to recover.

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Penguins Place Alex Galchenyuk On IR

Oct 9, 2019 6:27 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve after he aggravated an undisclosed injury that limited him during the preseason.

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Penguins To Be Without Evgeni Malkin Indefinitely

Oct 8, 2019 1:30 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without star center Evgeni Malkin "longer term" because of a lower body injury, coach Mike Sullivan announced on Monday. The coach said that Malkin's season is not in jeopardy.

The 33-year-old Malkin left the second period of Pittsburgh's 7-2 win over Columbus on Saturday after taking a hit to the boards while in an awkward position.

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Wild Lose Greg Pateryn For Six-Weeks After Core Surgery

Oct 2, 2019 1:22 PM

Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn has undergone surgery on his midsection and will be out about six more weeks.

The Wild said Tuesday that the procedure for a bilateral core muscle repair went as planned in Philadelphia. Pateryn missed most of training camp because of the injury.

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Study Shows Stan Mikita Suffered from CTE

Sep 14, 2019 4:19 PM

A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the Hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago.

Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago Honors Dinner on Friday night at the request of Mikita's family.

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Oilers Clear Connor McDavid For Practice

Sep 13, 2019 10:04 PM

Oilers star Connor McDavid was cleared for practice and didn't require a noncontact jersey as the team hit the ice Friday for the first time in training camp.

"I feel good," McDavid said after playing on a line with Leon Draisaitl and Zack Kassian. "It was a complicated summer. Lots of stuff going on. Lots of different opinions. There was a time when [getting on the ice for camp] was definitely in doubt, but as of right now, it's good."

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Broken Foot Could Delay Corey Perry's Debut With Stars

Sep 13, 2019 10:00 PM

Stars forward Corey Perry has a broken foot that could sideline him for the opener with his new team.

Perry said on the opening day of training camp Friday that he tripped on a step earlier in the week and broke a small bone in his left foot. General manager Jim Nill said Perry wouldn't skate for two weeks, and the Oct. 3 season opener at home against Boston is less than three weeks away.

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Shea Theodore Treated For Testicular Cancer

Sep 13, 2019 11:48 AM

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore says he underwent surgery for testicular cancer during the offseason and is expected to make a full recovery.

Theodore revealed his cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment in an essay Thursday in The Players' Tribune.

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Sabres' Matt Hunwick To Miss Season With Neck Condition

Aug 28, 2019 5:39 PM

Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick is expected to miss this season due to a neck condition that bothered the 12-year veteran for much of last season.

General manager Jason Botterill based Hunwick's prognosis on offseason medical evaluations in making the announcement Wednesday, about two weeks before the Sabres report to training camp.

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Connor McDavid Preparing For Training Camp

Aug 27, 2019 12:29 PM

Oilers captain Connor McDavid says he's "working towards" being ready for the start of training camp.

The 22-year-old star center injured his left knee in April when he crashed into a post during Edmonton's regular-season finale. X-rays were negative but a subsequent MRI found a small tear in the posterior cruciate ligament.

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Flyers Re-Sign Brian Elliott To One-Year, $2M Deal
Injuries limited Brian Elliott to 26 games last season.

Zdeno Chara Confirms He Suffered Multiple Fractures
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said his jaw was being held together by "two plates, some wires and screws" for the last three games.

Eric Lindros Supporting Anti-Concussion Efforts In Canada
Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros had his career cut short by repeated blows to the head.

Matt Grzelcyk Out Of Concussion Protocol
Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is likely to play in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

Blues Get Robert Thomas Back For Game 6
Winger Robert Thomas returns from injury to face the Bruins in Game 6 on Sunday night.

Erik Karlsson Undergoes Groin Surgery
Erik Karlsson had the operation last week and has already started rehab.

Reports: Zdeno Chara's Jaw Broken
The Bruins are preparing in case Zdeno Chara can't go in Game 5.

Injured Zdeno Chara To Be Evaluated
The Bruins are preparing in case the injured Zdeno Chara can't play in Game 5.

Zdeno Chara On Track To Play In Finals
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice on Monday and felt good after the workout.

Blues Win Game 5 As Sharks Injuries Mount
The Sharks played without key players in the third period as they lost 5-0 to the Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Ryan Kesler Likely Out For 19-20 Season With Hip Surgery
The Ducks said the surgery leaves "open the possibility that Ryan Kesler could resume his NHL career following a lengthy recovery."

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John Tavares To Miss Worlds For Canada
John Tavares will miss the world hockey championships for Team Canada after suffering an oblique injury during practice in Slovakia.


Auston Matthews Has Surgical Hardware Removed
Auston Matthews had a broken femur in 2013.


Canes' van Riemsdyk Out, Mrazek Listed Day-To-Day
Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is out with an upper-body injury.

Isles Lose Johnny Boychuk For Three To Four Weeks
Johnny Boychuk's lower-body injury would knock him out for a least the upcoming second-round playoff series.

Hurricanes' Svechnikov In Concussion Protocol
Canes forward Andrei Svechnikov, 19, was knocked out by Capitals star Alex Ovechkin in a fight during Monday's Game 3.

Ovechkin Knocks Out Svechnikov In Game 3
Andrei Svechnikov, 19, is the youngest player in the NHL playoffs.

Oilers' Connor McDavid Doesn't Need Knee Surgery
Oilers star Connor McDavid is expected to be ready for training camp in September.

Evengi Malkin Could Return Thursday
Center Evengi Malkin could be back in the Penguins' lineup on Thursday against the Red Wings.

Lightning' Dan Girardi Out Indefinitely
Dan Girardi has missed the past five games with a lower-body injury.