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Patrice Bergeron remained out of the lineup with a lower body injury in Boston's 5-1 victory over New Jersey Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: He had been considered a day time decision. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said post game he expects Bergeron to start when the Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres Thursday night.


Jonathan Drouin placed on IR

Mon, Nov 18th 3:41pm EST
By John Pritchard

Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin will miss approximately eight weeks after undergoing wrist surgery today. (Source: Allan Walsh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Drouin was injured in the Canadiens 5-2 win over Washington Friday. The team claims the wrist injury was not related to a ferocious hit he took from Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners, although suitable replacements should be available as free agency. Drouin finished tied for third in points for the Canadiens in 2018-19.


Torey Krug placed on IR

Sat, Nov 16th 4:22pm EST
By John Pritchard

Boston has placed defenseman Torey Krug (upper body) on injured reserve (Source: Joe Haggerty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Krug had previously been ruled out for playing at all this weekend due to an upper body injury he suffered last Sunday against the flyers. Paul Carey has been recalled from AHL Providence ahead of tonight's game vs. the Capitals. Stash Krug on IR until more is known about the severity of his injury.


Per general manager Jim Rutherford, the star underwent surgery for a core muscle injury and had been suffering from a sports hernia since training camp. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This will likely result in more ice time for Evgeny Malkin, who is on a roll, but certainly there will be a ripple effect on the second and lower lines.


Alex Kerfoot has been ruled out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair facial dental fractures. The injury was originally sustained on November 5th against the Kings. (Source: Paul Hendrick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kerfoot had gone pointless in four straight since the game it's indicated he sustained his injury. This could explain things, but generally, Kerfoot hadn't contributed that much in a third line role as it is. The centerman has recorded eight points (five goals, three assists) with 36 shots, 19 hits and 16 penalty minutes across 20 games so far. Jason Spezza was seen skating in Kerfoot's place in practice, between Ilya Mikheyev and Trevor Moore.


Dowd suffered a deep cut on his hand during the Philadelphia game on Wednesday. (Source: Samantha Bell via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With only four points in 14 games (+3), Dowd is not a factor in fantasy, although the fourth line, on which he plays center, has been productive.


Mika Zibanejad has been skating on his own recently as he tries to come back from an upper body injury he suffered in late October. (Source: Colin Stephenson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While it is encouraging to hear that Zibanejad is skating at some capacity, he will not be traveling with the team to Florida, as the Rangers prepare to take on the Lightning and Panthers over the next several days. Zibanejad will take it one day at a time as he continues to progress towards full health. Check back for more updates soon.


An MRI on Sunday revealed that Mitch Marner sustained a high ankle sprain and will be out of action for at least four weeks. The winger was seen on Tuesday with a walking boot on his right leg. (Source: TSN)

Fantasy Impact: Marner made comments on his injury at Maple Leafs practice on Tuesday, stating that “when I fell, I felt a snap in my ankle. I was kind of expecting when I looked back for my ankle to kind of be facing the wrong direction.” Given that description, it certainly appears fortunate that the injury wasn't worse, but this is still a big loss for the Maple Leafs and fantasy owners alike. Marner was cruising prior to going down, averaging a point-per-game through 18 contests (four goals, 14 assists) and averaging the second-most ice-time among Toronto forwards (19:40). Kasperi Kapanen was seen skating in Marner's place in practice and Nic Petan was recalled from the AHL Marlies to fill out the active roster.


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