NHL Injury News: Marian Gaborik Returns and Other Injury Updates
There have been a lot of high-profile injuries this year in the NHL. Teams are hoping to get their best players back as they go down the playoff stretch.
Some teams have received good news regarding their players—they'll be back soon.
Other teams unfortunately have yet to hear good news.
Here are the latest injury updates from around the league.
Marian Gaborik, New York Rangers
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Marian Gaborik returned to the New York Rangers' lineup Sunday afternoon as the Rangers took on the Philadelphia Flyers.
Gaborik missed over two weeks following a concussion.
The Rangers must be glad to have their best offensive star back in the lineup, as they look to move up in the playoff race.
While Gaborik's name didn't make it onto the scoresheet, it's only a matter of time until it does.
Mike Green, Washington Capitals
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Mike Green accompanied the Washington Capitals on their latest road trip to Florida, leading us to believe he will play.
Green did not suit up against the Florida Panthers Sunday night, however it was reported that Green was in full gear, practicing with the team today in Tampa.
While Green shouldn't be expected to play tonight, he is likely close to return.
Brendan Morrison, Calgary Flames
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Brendan Morrison injured his left knee on March 2nd, when the Calgary Flames took on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Today, NHL.com reports that Morrison will be out for at least two more weeks, as he recovers from the injury.
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Duncan Keith missed most of the final period of the Chicago Blackhawks' game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
He left after a blocked shot hit one of his fingers.
Keith is expected to return to the Blackhawks' lineup tomorrow against the Florida Panthers.
Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues
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Jaroslav Halak has missed 12 of 16 games with a hand injury. Halak participated in a full practice on Sunday, and Blues' coach Davis Payne hopes Halak can return soon.
If Halak can get through another full practice on Tuesday, he could be able to return on Wednesday.
Brad Richards, Dallas Stars
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Brad Richards is still recovering from his concussion. Richards will not play tonight as the Dallas Stars take on the Los Angeles Kings.
However, the Stars are hopeful that Richards will be able to return on Wednesday, as the Stars face the Calgary Flames.