Well, that didn’t take long.
Less than a week into the 48-game National Hockey League season, eight players have been sidelined with long-term injuries, which many feared could occur at a significant rate, given a compressed schedule that followed a six-day training camp.
Of the eight players profiled above, Colorado forward Steve Downie and Los Angeles defenceman Matt Greene have sustained the most serious injuries and are expected to miss the balance of the lockout-shortened campaign.
Is this going to be one of those years where we see a constant parade to the infirmary? Or, is this just a blip while some players work themselves into shape following a 113-day work stoppage?
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