For teams in the NHL, it's not so much if you will have injuries throughout the regular season, but how many you sustain before it's all said and done. And this season, there has been no shortage of injured bodies for teams to deal with.
One or two players at a time is manageable—almost expected—but when the man-games lost start looking like the point production of one of Wayne Gretzky's finer seasons, you know you're in trouble.
With the head-shots debate raging on and concussion awareness on the rise, we're seeing more and more players sitting out longer after receiving a head injury. Gone are the days where a player simply shakes it off and is back out on the ice after a few shifts.
As we've seen with a number of guys, head injuries mean months, not minutes.
Sometimes injuries make way for younger players to step in and show what they've got, and other times it ends up being the demise of the club.
Unfortunately for a few teams, injuries have been the biggest story this season.
Here are the 10 teams that have been most impacted by injuries in 2011-11.