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Fantasy Hockey 2012: Injury Report

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29:  Goalie Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes blocks a shot on goal during a shootout 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Goalie Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes blocks a shot on goal during a shootout 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Jaroslav Halak, Blues - No big deal here since he's dealing with the flu and he's considered day-to-day at this time. Should be back in the next game or two.

Rich Peverley, Bruins - He's going to be out for at least a month thanks to a knee on knee collision on Wednesday. While he should be back before the Stanley Cup Playoffs, this pretty much eliminates his ability to perform during the fantasy hockey playoffs in head-to-head leagues or a stretch run in roto leagues. Feel free to dump him.

Cam Ward, Hurricanes - He's been dealing with a nagging injury lately but the Canes have been amazingly mum about what kind of injury he's dealing with lately. It doesn't seem like it's a terribly big deal since he has been serving as a backup to Justin Peters while nursing himself. Still, it's best to keep your ear to the ground on what exactly is hurting Ward if he's getting better or not.

More injury news after the jump...

James Wisniewski, Blue Jackets - He jerked his groin on Saturday and was a no-go for Sunday's game. Seems like a minor injury but groin injuries can be a fickle thing so bench him for the time being.

Curtis Sanford, Blue Jackets - He's injured his back, was placed on the IR and is considered out indefinitely. That doesn't sound too good. Then again, it also doesn't sound good when they have to primarily rely on Steve Mason. If you own Sanford for some reason, feel free to dump him. And just for the record, don't think about picking up Mason if he's available in your league.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Avalanche - He's been nursing with a groin injury for the past couple of games but Giguere doesn't think it's a bad injury. Like I said about the Wiz earlier, groin injuries can be a fickle thing so bench him.

Jamie Benn, Stars - He was cut by a skate on Thursday and he's considered to be out for a couple of games. He dodged a bullet here so he should return very soon.

Mikko Koivu, Wild - He's been out a couple of games thanks to an unknown injury but it sounds like he return at any time so be sure to have him on speed dial when you activate him in your lineup.

Patric Hornqvist, Predators - He's been nursing an upper body injury and was placed on the IR recently. However, it does sound like he will be resuming skating here soon.

Evgeni Nabokov, Islanders - Another goalie with another bout of the flu. Should be back sometime this coming week.

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