Welcome to another edition of the Fantasy Hockey Injury Report. Every week, we will discuss some key injuries around the league and how they may affect your fantasy hockey team.  It’s never easy to deal with the injury bug, but it doesn’t have to be the demise of your fantasy hockey team. Let’s take a look at who’s dealing with what this week!


Jacob Markstrom - Calgary Flames - Illness

Jacob Markstrom was unavailable on Tuesday due to illness and is considered day-to-day. The team has said that he is dealing with the flu, so it could take a few days before his energy is high enough to be game-ready. Calgary is in action on Thursday, so we could see Markstrom suit up for that game, but realistically, we might see him return over the weekend.

Taylor Hall - Chicago Blackhawks - Knee

Taylor Hall’s first season with the Blackhawks is officially over. The veteran winger underwent knee surgery and is done for the rest of the season. The team is down two of its veterans who were brought in to support Connor Bedard. Hall tried to play through it, but in the end, the team decided that it was best to shut him down and let him spend the season to recover. He finishes the season with two goals, two assists in ten games.

Dylan Larkin - Detroit Red Wings - Undisclosed

Dylan Larkin is expected to be out of the lineup for at least one game due to an undisclosed injury. The Wings captain sustained this mystery injury either against the Minnesota Wild or in practice, but whatever it is, he’s going to need to sit out one game to be able to deal with it. We should get an update as the week goes on, but there is still a chance that he can return for the weekend. 

Dougie Hamilton - New Jersey Devils - Upper-body

Dougie Hamilton injured himself against the New York Islanders and is considered day-to-day. He hurt himself in the second period and didn’t play a minute in the third period. We should get an update as the week moves on, but the Devils are hoping that he isn’t out of the lineup long-term. With Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier back in the lineup, it would be a shame if Hamilton were to miss any time. 

Tomas Hertl - San Jose Sharks - Abdomen

Tomas Hertl missed the team’s last game due to an abdomen injury and his status for the rest of the week is still up in the air. Hertl is by far the best player on the team, so if he were to be out of the lineup long-term that would really be a huge blow. We don’t know how serious the injury is, so we should get an update as the week moves on. For now, treat the situation as day-to-day and wait for the team to provide us with another update.