Welcome to the Fantasy Hockey Injury Report. Once a week, we’ll take a look at some injuries around the league that may affect your fantasy hockey team. Injuries will always happen, and you can’t predict when, but it’s important to be ready for the aftermath and to have a plan ready. Let’s take a look and some players who are on the shelf for the upcoming week and beyond.

Joe Pavelski – San Jose Sharks – Winger

Injury: lower-body, “a little longer than day to day”

Per Kevin Kurz, the San Jose beat writer for The Athletic, Pavelski is ““a little longer than day to day,” which is somewhere between the nebulous day-to-day and week-to-week time frames we’re given for most injuries. The Sharks have nine games remaining, and it would be pushing it to expect Pavelski to play more than half of them. But because he wasn’t given the dreaded week-to-week tag, he’s probably worth holding on to until we get a further update.

The big beneficiary of Pavelski’s absence is Gustav...