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.

Artemi Panarin - Columbus Blue Jackets - Winger

Injury: illness, day-to-day.

The hockey world was expecting something big to happen when it was announced that Artemi Panarin would be held out of Tuesday’s game versus the Canadiens, but it turns out the winger is just dealing with a case of the flu. There is a ton of talk that Panarin will be traded before the deadline, and the Jackets may want to keep him off the ice to avoid and chance that he gets injured. For now, fantasy owners can proceed as normal and hopefully the Russian winger will be a go for Friday’s matchup against the Senators.