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Latest NHL Injury Updates

The most recent injury updates from around the NHL.

Jake Virtanen    LW   Vancouver Canucks
Virtanen, the No. 6 overall draft choice by the Canucks in June's 2014 NHL Entry Draft, underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in May and isn't expected to return to game action until mid-October, NHL.com reports.

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Jonathan Bernier    G   Toronto Maple Leafs
Bernier (sports hernia) may face competition from James Reimer for the starter's job in training camp, according to Toronto's Sportsnet590 TheFAN. James Reimer says he was told there was a "definite opportunity" for him to win back the starter's gig.

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Ben Bishop    G   Tampa Bay Lightning
Bishop (wrist) "seems on track" for training camp, reports Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. Bishop underwent surgery on his right wrist at the end of April.

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Cory Sarich    D   Free Agent
Sarich (broken back) "will most likely make a full recovery," according to a tweet from the defenseman. He suffered five broken vertebrae and severe road rash after being struck by a motor vehicle as he cycled in Invermere, B.C.

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Tom Wilson    RW   Washington Capitals
Head coach Barry Trotz said he wants to move Wilson up the Caps' depth chart this year, Elliot Friedman of CBC Sports reports.

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Matt Hackett    G   Buffalo Sabres
Hackett suffered a season-ending ACL in the second-to-last game of the regular season last year and will not be able to return until Christmas, The Buffalo News reports.

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Johnny Oduya    D   Chicago Blackhawks
Oduya revealed Friday that the injury he suffered in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals was a broken foot, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. He was interviewed wearing a walking boot on his foot.

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Jonas Hiller    G   Calgary Flames
Hiller underwent a minor procedure to address appendicitis and is expected to make a quick recovery, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

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Derrick Pouliot    D   Pittsburgh Penguins
Pouliot (shoulder) said he's been progressing as expected from May surgery to repair a torn labrum and remains hopeful he'll be back on the ice for training camp, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Pascal Dupuis    RW   Pittsburgh Penguins
Dupuis (knee) skated Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery on Feb. 12 to repair his torn right ACL.

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