The NHL is one of the most physical, fast paced sports out there. The physicality, among just about every other thing about hockey, is why we love the game.
While the nature of the game does create entertainment, it also results in numerous injuries; an issue that has really taken light this season.
But why is this the season that it's getting attention? Injuries happen every year.
This season, it seems as though every injury affects a star player, some of which have been detrimental to the team, the league, or even the player's career.
This slideshow will look at the most significant injuries so far this season.