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  1. Pronger problems: Chris Pronger to have back surgery to remove herniated disc

    May 11, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Turns out that Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is going to get surgery. He’s got a herniated disc in his back and it’s got to come out.

  2. Report: Ryane Clowe won’t play for Sharks in Game 6

    May 10, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

    The Sharks will try to close out the Red Wings without their highly valuable power forward Ryane Clowe, who won’t play in Game 6 and didn’t travel to Detroit.

  3. Mike Modano will take Johan Franzen’s place if he can’t play on injured ankle

    May 9, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Mike Modano

    If Johan Franzen’s bum ankle gives him too much trouble, it’ll be Mike Modano that gets to take his spot in the lineup.

  4. Injured Chris Pronger: “The year from hell is over”

    May 9, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Chris Pronger called his injury-riddled 2010-2011 season “the year from hell” and he’s got some things to get fixed up before next season. By the way, his contract runs through until 2016-2017.

  5. Patrice Bergeron has mild concussion after collision with Claude Giroux

    May 7, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    Patrice Bergeron

    Reports out of Boston say that Patrice Bergeron has suffered yet another concussion. This news won’t sit well for the Bruins and their hopes of a Stanley Cup title.

  6. Predators lineup update: Steve Sullivan’s out, Colin Wilson is in

    May 5, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Aging veteran Steve Sullivan will miss Nashville’s Game 4 against Vancouver with a lower-body injury, which opens the door for young forward Colin Wilson to make his first appearance of the 2011 playoffs.

  7. Blackhawks D Chris Campoli will need two months to recover from knee surgery

    May 4, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Chris Campoli underwent knee surgery. The recovery process will reportedly take about two months, giving him plenty of time to prepare for September training camp.

  8. Report: Mike Green suffered lower-body injury during Game 3

    May 3, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    Mike Green

    Mike Green was reportedly seen limping to Washington’s team bus following the Capitals’ Game 3 loss.

  9. Bruins’ Adam McQuaid taken to hospital after crashing into boards (video)

    May 3, 2011, 2:32 AM EDT

    Adam McQuaid

    Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was injured after missing on a body check and hitting his head into the boards.

  10. Lightning won’t have Pavel Kubina or Simon Gagne for Game 2

    May 1, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

    Pavel Kubina, Dominic Moore, Simon Gagne

    Tampa Bay will be without a pair of key players for tonight’s Game 2 and they’re turning to the Joneses to fill the lineup.

  11. Simon Gagne leaves game after Scott Hannan hit, won’t return tonight

    Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five

    Simon Gagne left the ice after a Scott Hannan hit and won’t return during Game 1. Check out video of the hit, which is especially worrisome considering Gagne’s history of neck and head injuries.

  12. David Desharnais won’t play for Montreal in Game 6

    Apr 26, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

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    David Desharnais;  Tim Thomas

    The Canadiens must fight off elimination without David Desharnais, who has been ruled out of Game 6 against the Bruins.

  13. Report: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell will miss 6-8 weeks with wrist surgery

    Apr 25, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

    Bryan Bickell scored four points in his five appearances in the Blackhawks-Canucks series, but he won’t be able to play in Game 7 (and then some) after undergoing wrist surgery.

  14. Video: Mike Green struck in head by puck, literally knocks some screws loose

    Apr 23, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin

    Mike Green left today’s Game 5 after being struck in the head with a puck that literally knocked a pair of screws loose from his helmet.

  15. Jason Pominville is out for Game 6; playoff future in doubt after being cut by skate

    Apr 23, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

    Kris Versteeg, Jason Pominville

    Jason Pominville will be out for Game 6 in Buffalo after getting his leg cut by a skate in Game 5. It’s possible he could be out for longer as well.

  16. Brent Seabrook is out for tonight’s Game 4 against Vancouver; Torres fallout?

    Apr 19, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Brent Seabrook, Raffi Torres, Chris Campoli

    Brent Seabrook is sitting out of tonight’s Game 4 against Vancouver while Raffi Torres will be playing for the Canucks. We’re pretty sure the Blackhawks are taking notice.

  17. Sharks defenseman Ian White thinks he’ll be back soon

    Apr 16, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

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    Ian White

    San Jose’s Ian White is feeling positive after being knocked out by Jarret Stoll’s hit from behind and he’s looking forward to playing more playoff hockey.

  18. Zdeno Chara hospitalized with dehydration; status for tonight’s Game 2 unknown

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara

    The Bruins hold their breath today, as Zdeno Chara’s Game 2 status is in question after he went to the hospital because of dehydration on Friday.

  19. With Tomas Kopecky out, Fernando Pisani hopes to start another magical playoff run

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Chicago Blackhawks

    With Tomas Kopecky out with an upper-body injury, the Blackhawks turn to Fernando Pisani, who hasn’t been in a playoff game since his out-of-nowhere hot streak with the Oilers in 2006.

  20. Fractured teeth, double root canal won’t sideline Martin St. Louis on Friday

    Apr 14, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    Martin St. Louis

    Martin St. Louis lost two teeth and was forced to undergo a double root canal because of a high-stick that wasn’t even called. Yet he won’t miss Friday’s game … because he’s a hockey player.

  21. Boston will be without Steven Kampfer for about two weeks

    Apr 11, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    The Bruins will be without depth defenseman Steven Kampfer for at least two weeks, according to Joe Haggerty.

  22. Ray Emery’s lower body injury could throw wrench into Anaheim’s postseason plans

    Apr 7, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery

    Ray Emery has been a “god send” for the Anaheim Ducks according to coach Randy Carlyle but his lower body injury might be the sort of thing that hurts their shot at and/or in the playoffs.

  23. Carolina takes care of business, Henrik Zetterberg leaves with lower body injury

    Apr 6, 2011, 9:47 PM EDT

    Cam Ward, Jussi Jokinen, Tim Gleason, Valtteri Filppula

    This game meant more to the Hurricanes than the Red Wings, so the shut out doesn’t hurt Detroit that badly. Losing Henrik Zetterberg – who was knocked out of the game – would be a huge blow, though.

  24. Chicago’s struggle to clinch a playoff spot magnified by Troy Brouwer’s shoulder injury

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

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    Troy Brouwer

    The Blackhawks are fighting for their playoff lives and now that task gets a lot tougher without Troy Brouwer who injured his shoulder last night.

  25. Alexander Semin will miss tonight’s game for a ‘maintenance day’

    Apr 5, 2011, 11:54 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    Alexander Semin won’t play for Washington against Toronto tonight, but all indications point to this being an opportunity to rest rather than a reason to be concerned.

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