NHL Injury Analysis: Season-Opening Report
NHL Injury Analysis: Season-Opening Report

This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.

Forget what I said four months ago. I mean, don't forget all of it because some of it was pretty witty and awesome, but most of it is irrelevant now that so much time has passed and most of those injuries have healed. I vote we just start over and forget the last four torturous months. I say we just pretend it was just a really long summer and that our hearts weren't slowly being ripped out piece by piece over a ridiculously long period of time. From this point forward we will only focus on the fact that four months of playing in a different country or league, or even wakeboarding (cough Erik Gudbranson cough) does in fact cause injuries. This "really long summer" made for a lot of injuries to catch up on, so to help you out I've kind of grouped most of the injuries together.

The Stanley Cup winners might be a center short on Saturday. Anze Kopitar sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain (partial tearing of the medial collateral ligament of the knee) while playing for M

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hannah Rawls
Hannah is from St. Petersburg, FL. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University. She's a certified athletic trainer and currently works for a NCAA D2 college in Florida. She has worked with NAIA and NCAA football, rugby, and lacrosse and ACHA ice hockey as an athletic trainer.
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