Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin out indefinitely with a concussion. With Carolina all but out of the playoffs he could very well be kept out for the rest of the season.
According to studies regarding concussions in the NHL, of the 529 instances of concussion for which information on time loss was recorded, 69% (363/529) missed up to 10 days of unrestricted competition, whereas 31% (166/529) missed more than 10 days because of their concussion. The percentage of instances of concussion that resulted in more than 10 days of time loss ranged from 19% to 43% per season. Watch below our 3D animation to learn more about concussions:
T.J. Oshie undergoes surgery for broken clavicle-Dr. Patel
T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals underwent surgery for a broken clavicle sustained on Thursday’s Game 4 loss after being shoved from behind into the boards. The surgery was likely placement of a plate and screws to stabilize the broken bone.
For hockey players, return to play is generally about 8-10 weeks. This unfortunately leaves him out for the remainder of the playoffs, which is a major blow for the Capitals.
Shea Weber recovering from knee surgery
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will miss time after undergoing knee surgery in June. He had a meniscus repair. This can take 6-8 months to RTP. Watch below our 3D animation to learn more about meniscus repair surgery:
Devils goalie Cory Schneider undergoes hip surgery-Dr. Parekh
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left hip. RTP should be 6-9 months. Cartilage damage in the hip often takes longer to heal.