2014 Winter Olympic Hockey: In NHL injuries are always an issue, and it’s virtually guaranteed that some stars will be relegated to the sidelines due to health issues.
Check out the Top 10 Olympians Injured – who are presently out of action in the NHL and how their chances look to participate in Sochi.
• Aleksander Barkov: Finland – On injured reserve since Jan. 22 with a knee injury.
• Pavel Datsyuk: Russia – On injured reserve since Jan. 7 with a lower-body injury. Hasn’t played since Jan.1.
• Johan Franzen: Sweden – On injured reserve since Jan. 27 with a concussion. Franzen was originally injured on Dec. 15, but his symptoms recurred in his first game back on Jan. 26.
• Marian Gaborik: Slovakia – On injured reserve since Dec. 22 with a broken collarbone.
• Jimmy Howard: USA – Probable for Detroit’s game against Washington on Jan. 30. Hasn’t played since Jan. 20 due to a knee injury.
• Mikko Koivu: Finland – On injured reserve since Jan. 5 after ankle surgery. Projected to miss one month.
• Henrik Sedin: Sweden – Day-to-day with bruised ribs. Hasn’t played since Jan. 18.
• Steven Stamkos: Canada – On injured reserve after right tibia surgery. Hasn’t played since Nov. 11.
• Shea Weber: Canada – Questionable for Nashville’s Jan. 31 game against New Jersey.
• Henrik Zetterberg: Sweden – Day-to-day. Questionable for Detroit’s game against Washington on Jan. 30 with a sore back and last played Jan. 24 against Montreal.