2013 NHL Season: Top 7 Injury Concerns During the Shortened Schedule

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2013 NHL Season: Top 7 Injury Concerns During the Shortened Schedule
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Anze Kopitar will miss the early part of the season with a knee injury.

It's Game On in the National Hockey League, and that means that teams will have to be concerned about injuries (source: TSN.ca).

Players who were hurt last year may be coming back, while other injuries linger and will take longer to overcome.

While the lockout was going on, many players competed in the KHL and other overseas leagues. That competition leads to injuries.

Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings suffered a knee injury that will not allow him to play when the schedule begins. However, there may be other players who have suffered injuries overseas, and the full extent may not be known.

Here's a look at seven immediate injury concerns.

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