Injuries Having the Biggest Impact on the 1st Round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs

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Injuries Having the Biggest Impact on the 1st Round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs
Jeff Roberson

Every year in the Stanley Cup playoffs, player health becomes a key talking point.

Not wanting to give their opponents any sort of edge, teams take a cloak-and-dagger approach to injury announcements, often offering up very little concrete information about the status of their players.

This slideshow looks at the key injury that appears most likely to impact seven teams' postseason chances or, in one case, has done so already. This could be a player missing from the lineup, a recent injury that has left a hole, or even a player who has returned to the lineup. 

Results play a big part in ranking injury impact. As we get into the crucial final games of the first round, we're starting to see which teams have been able to weather the storm and which are collapsing under the pressure.

Do you agree? Or do you think there have been other injuries that will ultimately play a bigger role in how the playoffs shake out? 

 

All stats courtesy of NHL.com.

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