NHL Injury List sees Dylan Larkin out for the year, Alex Ovechkin day-to-day, and Jakob Silfverberg has hip surgery
The NHL always claims its fair share of players to the injury list. It’s a tough sport played on a sheet of ice with sticks in hand and knives on your feet. Injuries are basically inevitable. Here’s the latest from around the league.
Detroit Red Wings Dylan Larkin done for the year
The Detroit Red Wings announced today that Dylan Larkin will miss the remainder of the season with an upper-body injury and will be looked at again in two weeks. Detroit’s new captain was having a good season despite the team’s struggles with 23 points in 44 games.
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin is day-to-day
Alexander Ovechkin left last night’s contest against the Islanders in the third period. Today it was announced that he is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Tough loss for the Capitals who are in a tight race for first in the East up by only one point. Ovechkin has been on a goal scoring tear as of late and now has 24 on the season.
Anaheim Ducks Jakob Silfverberg has hip surgery
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they will be without the services of Jakob Silfverberg for the next 4-6 months due to hip surgery. “Jakob is a great teammate and leader in our locker room,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray in a statement. “He did everything he could to continue playing, but after two years dealing with this issue, now is the right time to help him get to 100 percent. He has been an impactful player in all situations for us, and we are confident he will return to full health by next season.”