Injury report: Prominent prospects not immune to pain, suffering

Mike Drover



It’s time for injury updates once again here at


We’ve striving to become your leading source for prospect injury news and I’d like to thank you for tuning in to our second instalment of the IR Report. Just a friendly reminder to follow @Dobberprospects on Twitter for daily prospect updates, and while you’re at it you can follow me @NHLFantasyGuy.


Let’s get down to it.


Montreal prospect Charlie Hudon won't score any goals while he's sidelined with a broken sternum:




Some big-name prospects hit the injured reserve this month. On Nov. 25, the Montreal Canadiens announced that Charlie Hudon has been sidelined with a broken sternum. This is bad news for the talented winger, who was off to a fantastic start for the St. John’s Ice Caps and had two points in three games since being called up to the Canadiens. It’s not all bad news for Montreal, though, as the team announced Artturi Lehkonen will return from an upper-body injury he received in a game versus Philly a couple of weeks back. Lehkonen, not Hudon, was the Canadiens’ choice for the position coming out of training camp so you have to think the team is breathing a sigh of relief to see him return.


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The Canadiens are not the only team with prospect injury trouble, however. The Oilers and Senators are also seeing more than their fair share of bumps and bruises. Most notable of these injuries are those to Griffin Reinhart and Brandon Davidson for Oil Country, and Colin White and Logan Brown for Sens’ Nation.


Reinhart has been limited to only four games so far this year with still no timetable for his return. He suffered an LBI earlier in the season and the Oilers have been very quiet about his recovery.


Davidson, who was likely going to slot into the bottom pairing in Edmonton this season, injured a shoulder earlier in the year and was out for six weeks. Davidson returned to action earlier this month only to reinjure the same shoulder. A new MRI and more rehab for Davidson means he’s on the shelf until at least the New Year.


White suffered a similar fate. Returning from an injury too soon, White has found himself back on the IR with another week-to-week upper-body injury. White was a top pick for the Sens last year and they expect him to see a lot more ice than he’s seen so far this year.


Finally, the Sens’ top pick this year, Logan Brown, missed a game earlier this week with a wrist injury. The severity of Brown’s injury is not known at this time, but the Senators hope he can get his development back on track sooner rather than later.


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Arizona prospect Clayton Keller is out for more than a month with a lower-body injury:




Boston University’s leading offensive contributor, Clayton Keller, has been sidelined with injury. Keller has a lower-body injury and will be out between three and five weeks. Keller was the seventh-overall pick in 2016 by the Arizona Coyotes and was pacing the Terriers with nine points in seven matches.


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The Red Wings are getting Tomas Jurco back after a long and drawn-out back injury. Jurco injured himself while training in the off-season and will make his f