COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 13: Curtis Sanford #30 stands at mid ice before the start of the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nationwide Arena on January 13, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Curtis Sanford, Blue Jackets - He's dealing with a back injury and it was just revealed that he had back spasms. He was already dealing the back problems that knocked him out a few games and is considered day-to-day at this time. This couldn't have come in a worse time when the team was starting to find some consistency in net. Steve Mason will man the net while Sanford is recovering.
More injury news after the jump...
Daniel Cleary, Red Wings - He suffered a knee injury a couple of months ago and has been trying play through it during the time. At one point, he had to be sent to the hospital after dealing with it for so long but he still tried to play through it. He hurt it again last week and it was suggested that he would be out a week. Lo and behold, he tried to play through it again in Wednesday's game but he couldn't finish the game. While the Red Wings are going to shelve him for the time being and he's considered day-to-day, it wouldn't surprise me if they attempt to put him in the IR so they can have him healthy for the playoffs (assuming there's no collapse). If you own him, it would be a good idea to look at other options.
Jarret Stoll, Kings - He injured his hip on Thursday's game and did not return to the game. The team decided to put him in the IR and he will be out for a week at least to let it heal. We'll know more if it's healing or not by the middle of the week.
Ilya Bryzgalov, Flyers - He has been dealing with the flu for the past few days and it sounds like he might miss the next two games recovering. He is considered day-to-day at this time and Sergei Bobrovsky will man the net for the time being despite not doing so hot the past couple of games.
Jakub Voracek, Flyers - He took a very hard hit on Saturday and did not return to the game in the third period. He did travel with the team to Detroit but he is considered a game time decision for tonight's game. It doesn't sound like it's a big deal so even if he doesn't play tonight, he should return within the next game or so.
James van Riemsdyk, Flyers - There was some speculation that he might return sometime last week with the moves the Flyers were making but it sounds like he isn't even close to returning since he said he is still in a "fog". That doesn't sound promising by any stretch, especially for it being so late into the season. He is considered out indefinitely.
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