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Latest NHL Injury Updates

The most recent injury updates from around the NHL.

Markus Soberg    RW   Columbus Blue Jackets
Soberg (groin) will miss the next 4-6 weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair a sports hernia, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Jared McCann    C   Vancouver Canucks
McCann, who was pulled out of the World Junior Summer Showcase in August for "precautionary reasons" after taking a hard hit to the head while playing for Team Canada, has been skating for the past week, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

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Brad Marchand    LW   Boston Bruins
Marchand revealed Tuesday that he's recovering from an offseason procedure to repair torn tendons in his elbow, CSN New England's Joe Haggerty reports.

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Chris Phillips    D   Ottawa Senators
Phillips (back), who underwent surgery in the spring to address a bulging disc, is uncertain when he'll be cleared to resume hockey activities, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.

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Patrik Berglund    C   St. Louis Blues
Berglund aggravated a dislocated right shoulder while working out and is set to undergo surgery Friday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He'll require at least four months of recovery time.

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Max Pacioretty    LW   Montreal Canadiens
Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said recently that Pacioretty (knee) remains on schedule in the rehabilitation process, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.

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Ladislav Smid    D   Calgary Flames
The Flames' front office believes Smid (neck) will be ready to skate during the team's first on-ice session at training camp in September, the Calgary Sun reports.

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Nicklas Backstrom    C   Washington Capitals
Backstrom (hip) relayed to a Swedish newspaper that he's not confident he'll be ready to play in the Capitals' Oct. 10 season opener against the Devils, Yahoo Sports reports. "[Surgery] has gone well and I hope it stays that way," Backstrom said. "I don't know if I will be able to play right away when the season starts."

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Johan Franzen    RW   Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Monday that he expects Franzen (concussion) to be cleared for participation at the beginning of training camp, NHL.com reports.

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Pavel Datsyuk    C   Detroit Red Wings
Datsyuk (ankle) continues to be "on schedule" with his rehabilitation after ankle surgery, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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