RICE & MICE: Injury overview, Atlantic Division

“…and I will not let go ’til you tell me to.”

New Jersey Devils

Center Adam Henrique is recovering from a torn ligament (ulnar collateral ligament) in his left thumb. The ligament was torn in an AHL game in November and was surgically repaired on November 29. The 4-to-6 week recovery time puts his comeback in February. I wrote about this injury a while back if you would like more information: Gamekeeper’s Thumb

New York Islanders

Center Josh Bailey injured his left knee while playing in Germany during the lockout. He had arthroscopic surgery and will miss 2-to-4 weeks. The Islanders have suspended Bailey until he can pass a physical.

Winger Jesse Joensuu sustained a groin injury while playing overseas and has also been suspended until he can pass a physical.

New York Rangers

Defenseman Michael Sauer remains out with concussion symptoms. He has been out since December 2011.

Philadelphia Flyers

Chris Pronger (D) remains on LTIR due to post concussion syndrome.  Matt Walker (D) has injuries to back, knee, groin and is out indefinitely. Marc Andre Bourdon (D) is also out due to concussion symptoms. Andrej Meszaros is recovering from surgery to repair a torn achilles tendon, has been practicing, yet is questionable for the start of the season. Center Danny Briere is recovering from a wrist injury he suffered while playing overseas. He had a stress fracture in his right wrist and is expected to miss at least the first two games of the season.

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On a side note, I purchased Jeremy Roenick’s new autobiography, J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey. I read it cover to cover in one evening. Interesting to read some behind the scenes stories about his time in the NHL.