Expert Cappers Picks
National Hockey League
INJURIES  | PLAYERS
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Patrice Bergeron C Prob Oct 3 - Groin - 9/12/19 Bergeron has a groin injury but is likely to suit up against the stars on opening night.
Joakim Nordstrom C Ques Oct 3 - Foot - 9/10/19 Nordstrom is healing from a fractured foot, and it is undetermined if he will bounce back in time for the season opener versus the Stars.
Zdeno Chara D Ques Oct 3 - Elbow - 9/6/19 Chara is on the mend from off-season elbow surgery, and it is unknown if he will be available Oct. 3 against the Stars.
John Moore D Late Nov - Shoulder - 9/9/19 Moore is recuperating from offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to be out until the end of November.
Kevan Miller D Out indefinitely - Knee - 9/15/19 Miller is recovering from a fractured kneecap and there is currently no timetable for return.
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Dylan Cozens C Ques Oct 3 - Thumb - 8/21/19 Cozens is recovering from thumb surgery, it is unknown if he will be ready for the season opener against the Penguins.
Lawrence Pilut D Mid Oct - Shoulder - 9/9/19 Pilut had offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to be idle until at least the middle of October.
Matt Hunwick D out for season - Neck - 8/28/19 Hunwick is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season due to a neck injury.
Zach Bogosian D Late Oct - Hip - 6/13/19 Bogosian is recovering from offseason hip surgery and is not expected to be ready until at least the end of October.
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Matthew Tkachuk LW Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/16/19 Tkachuk has yet to sign a new contract and has until Dec. 1 to do so or else he will have to sit out the entire season, per league rules.
Juuso Valimaki D Mid Feb - Knee - 8/12/19 Valimaki is recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee and is expected to miss at least six months.
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Saku Maenalanen RW Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/18/19 Maenalanen has yet to sign a new contract. Per league rules, he has until Dec. 1 to sign or else he will be forced to sit out the entire season.
Trevor van Riemsdyk D Early Nov - Shoulder - 9/15/19 van Riemsdyk has offseason shoulder surgery and is likely to be sidelined until at least the beginning of November.
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Calvin de Haan D Ques Oct 4 - Groin - 9/17/19 de Haan underwent surgery to repair his right shoulder and is tending to a groin injury. It is unclear if he will be available for the season opener against the Flyers.
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Erik Johnson D Prob Oct 3 - Shoulder - 9/5/19 Johnson is on the mend from offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to be available for the season opener versus the Flames.
Colin Wilson C Ques Oct 3 - Shoulder - 9/5/19 Wilson is healing from shoulder surgery, and it is unclear if he will play against the Flames on Oct. 3.
Mikko Rantanen RW Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/16/19 Rantanen has yet to sign a new contract. Per league rules, he has until Dec. 1 to sign or else he will be forced to sit out the entire season.
Ian Cole D Mid Dec - Hip - 6/26/19 Cole is recovering from surgery to both hips and is not expected to return until sometime in December.
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Corey Perry RW Prob Oct 3 - Foot - 9/15/19 Perry is on the mend from a broken foot but is projected to be available for the season opener against the Bruins.
Julius Honka D Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/16/19 Honka has not signed a new contract and will not report until one has been agreed upon. He has until Dec. 1 or he will have to sit out the entire season.
Stephen Johns D Out indefinitely - Head - 6/18/19 Johns is recovering from post traumatic headaches that kept him out of the 2018-2019 season, and his availability for the 2019-2020 campaign is up in the air.
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Connor McDavid C Ques Oct 2 - Knee - 9/4/19 McDavid is recovering from surgery to repair a torn PCL, and it is unclear if he will be available for the season opener versus the Canucks.
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No injuries to report.
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Mikko Koivu C Prob Oct 3 - Knee - 8/7/19 Koivu is recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee. It is likely that he will be ready for game action against the Predators on Oct. 3.
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Noah Juulsen D Ques Oct 3 - Head - 9/17/19 Juulsen is nursing headaches, and it is uncertain if he will make his season debut Oct. 3 against the Hurricanes.
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No injuries to report.
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Cal Clutterbuck RW Prob Oct 4 - Back - 8/7/19 Clutterbuck is recovering from back surgery, but it is likely that he will be in the lineup to face the Capitals on Oct. 4.
Andrew Ladd LW Out indefinitely - Knee - 9/12/19 Ladd has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL that ended his 2018-19 season, and there is no timetable for return.
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Tony DeAngelo D Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/16/19 DeAngelo has until Dec. 1 to agree to a new contract or he will have to sit out the entire season, per league rules.
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Christian Wolanin D Mid Jan - Shoulder - 9/15/19 Wolanin is on injured reserve due to a torn labrum and is expected to miss four months.
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Nolan Patrick C Ques Oct 4 - Upper Body - 9/16/19 Patrick is dealing with an upper-body injury, leaving his status against the Blackhawks in the season opener up in the air.
Tyler Pitlick C Ques Oct 4 - Wrist - 8/26/19 Pitlick had offseason surgery to repair a tear in his left wrist, and it is unclear if he will be ready for the season opener against the Blackhawks.
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Radim Simek D Ques Oct 2 - Knee - 8/7/19 Simek is recuperating from surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus. It is unclear if he will be available to face the Golden Knights on Oct. 2.
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Jordan Kyrou C Ques Oct 2 - Knee - 9/15/19 Kyrou is recuperating from offseason knee surgery, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Capitals on Oct. 2.
Robert Thomas C Ques Oct 2 - Wrist - 8/7/19 Thomas had offseason surgery to repair a tendon in his right wrist, and it is unclear if he will play Oct. 2 against the Capitals.
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Brayden Point C Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/18/19 Point has yet to sign a new contract. Per league rules, he has until Dec. 1 to sign or else he will be forced to sit out the entire season.
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Zach Hyman LW Early Nov - Knee - 9/15/19 Hyman is on the mend from a torn ACL and is expected to be out of action until at least the beginning of November.
Travis Dermott D Early Nov - Shoulder - 9/15/19 Dermott is healing from offseason shoulder surgery and is likely to be idle until at least the start of November.
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Antoine Roussel LW Out indefinitely - Knee - 9/12/19 Roussel is recovering from a knee injury that ended his 2018-19 season prematurely. It is unknown how long he will be on the shelf.
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No injuries to report.
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Michal Kempny D Prob Oct 2 - Hamstring - 8/21/19 Kempny is recovering from surgery on his left hamstring, but he is likely to be available for the season opener against the Blues.
Evgeny Kuznetsov C Elig Oct 8 - Suspension - 9/15/19 Kuznetsov has been suspended for three games due to inappropriate conduct. He is likely to make his season debut against the Stars on Oct. 8.
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Patrik Laine RW Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/16/19 Laine is unsatisfied with the status of his contract and has informed the team he will not report until an agreement can be struck. He has until Dec. 1 to sign or else he will have to sit out the entire season.
Kyle Connor LW Out indefinitely - Holdout - 9/16/19 Connor has yet to sign a new contract with the team and has until Dec. 1 to do so or else he will be forced to sit out the entire season.
Dustin Byfuglien D Out indefinitely - Personal - 9/13/19 Byfuglien has been granted a personal leave of absence from the team, and there is currently no timetable for return.