Patric Hornqvist
Penguins' Patric Hornqvist: Game-time decision for Game 1
Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
5/28/2017
News: Hornqvist (upper body) will be a game-time decision against Nashville on Monday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

The winger has been out since Game 2 against Ottawa, and while the Penguins were able to win the series despite the absence, they could really use to have him back and gain some additional depth. When he was on the ice in the playoffs he's been solid with seven points in 13 games.

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Tobias Rieder
Coyotes' Tobias Rieder: Out 8-12 weeks following ankle surgery
Tobias Rieder, C, ARI
5/27/2017
News: Rieder underwent ankle surgery for an injury that he sustained during the IIHF World Championship and has a recovery timeline of 8-to-12 weeks, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.

Rieder only managed to play in three of eight games for Germany in the international tournament, adding a single goal over that span. Even if it takes him the full three months to get back to 100 percent, the forward should be healthy before the start of the regular season. His 2016-17 campaign included 16 goals, 18 assists, and a minus-8 rating which actually represents the best single-season rating of a career that is three years old.

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Toby Enstrom
Jets' Toby Enstrom: May be asked to drop no-trade clause
Toby Enstrom, D, WPG
5/26/2017
News: The Jets could ask Enstrom (knee) to waive his no-move clause, the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Unless the defenseman ditches the no-move designation, Winnipeg will be on the hook for the $5.75 million that remains in the final year of contract next season. While there's no question that Enstrom is a talented player, his fantasy appeal has dropped precipitously. He notched 30-plus points in his first five seasons, but has lost a step over the years and this campaign was particularly rough on the veteran since he sustained a brutal concussion in March and then underwent season-ending knee surgery with 15 games left in the regular season. We're still waiting to learn more about how his recovery from knee surgery is going, though you're bound to find him on the clearance rack as damaged goods until then.

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Alex Burrows
Senators' Alex Burrows: Won't go Thursday
Alex Burrows, LW, OTT
5/25/2017
News: Burrows (lower body) will not draw into the lineup for Thursday's Game 7 against the Penguins.

Burrows will remain sidelined for a fourth consecutive contest, and if Ottawa can't pull out the win Thursday, his last game will have been Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Chris Kelly is slated to draw back into the lineup with Burrows still on the mend.

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Sami Vatanen
Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Will undergo shoulder surgery
Sami Vatanen, D, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Vatanen is dealing with a shoulder injury that will require a surgery and his rehabilitation could take longer than five months.

The official report from the team was that teammate Hampus Lindholm would also undergo shoulder surgery with a rehabilitation period of 4-to-5 months, but Vatanen's ailment would require a longer recovery. Therefore, it's entirely likely that Vatanen will not be ready to go for Opening Night of the 2017-18 season. The 25-year-old posted a goal and five assists in 12 games during Anaheim's playoff run and did have to sit out for five contests, likely because of this shoulder ailment.

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Nate Thompson
Ducks' Nate Thompson: Played through fractured ankle
Nate Thompson, C, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Thompson continued to play during the Ducks' playoff run despite a hairline fracture in his ankle.

It's likely that Thompson suffered the injury late in the second-round series against Edmonton after he missed a practice prior to Game 7, but the injury was apparently not deemed severe enough to hold him out of action at all. The 32-year-old finished the postseason with two goals and four assists in 17 contests. While there's no guarantees at this point, hairline fractures tend to have short recovery times, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Thompson ready to go once training camp opens in the fall.

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Hampus Lindholm
Ducks' Hampus Lindholm: Out 4-5 months with shoulder injury
Hampus Lindholm, D, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Lindholm will undergo shoulder surgery with a rehab timetable of 4-to-5 months.

The 23-year-old Swede was limited to 66 games during the regular season, but Lindholm didn't miss any action during the playoffs. However, he likely let fantasy owners down with his meager output of four points in 17 postseason contests. If he returns in four months, Lindholm may still be ready for Opening Night, but this is a discouraging development either way.

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Jared Boll
Ducks' Jared Boll: Played through back injury
Jared Boll, RW, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Boll played with a "bad back" this postseason.

There's been no indication that Boll's injury will be a long-term ordeal, so he should be ready for the start of next season's training camp. Either way, his health shouldn't be of much concern to fantasy owners. The 31-year-old winger only managed to pick up three assists in 51 games this season.

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Kevin Bieksa
Ducks' Kevin Bieksa: Played with torn MCL
Kevin Bieksa, D, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Bieksa played the final three games of the Ducks' playoff run with a torn MCL.

Per Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times, Bieksa sustained the serious knee injury on a freak collision with Shea Theodore during Game 1 of the second-round series against Edmonton. Either way, it's pretty crazy to see that Bieksa played with limited mobility in his knee after sitting out for only nine contests. It remains to be seen at this point if the 35-year-old will require surgery to repair the injury or if he will be ready to play once the Ducks open training camp in the fall.

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Patrick Eaves
Ducks' Patrick Eaves: Dealt with high-ankle sprain
Patrick Eaves, RW, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Eaves missed the final 10 games of the postseason due to a high-ankle sprain.

With the Ducks eliminated from the playoffs by the Predators on Monday, the team dropped the nebulous "lower-body" tag and we now have a better idea as to why Eaves was not able to suit up for the crucial games at the end. High-ankle sprains often require at least a month of recovery time, so while it's disappointing to many that Eaves was not able to play, it's now more understandable. The 33-year-old enjoyed something of a breakout campaign in his 12th season in the league, as his 32 goals and 51 points between his time in Dallas and Anaheim are new career highs. It remains to be seen if the Ducks will sign Eaves to stay on long term as he enters the free agent market this offseason.

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