Evander Kane will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks with an MCL injury.
He isn’t expected to require surgery, which is some good news. Kane was injured Saturday against New Jersey. He has one goal and two assists in eight games.
Mike Green will miss two-to-three weeks with an upper-body injury.
He appeared to hurt his shoulder on a hit from Calgary’s Josh Jooris on Friday. Green is off to slow start with the Red Wings, with two assists in seven games, and the injury won’t help
Aleksander Barkov (hand) is expected to be out of action for two-to-four weeks.
Thankfully, he will not require surgery on a broken bone in his hand. Barkov will be able to return once he has enough strength to grip his stick and shoot the puck without a problem.
Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) may be back in the lineup Thursday.
“I was shooting for tomorrow. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a possibility,” Shattenkirk said after Monday’s practice. “We want to see how it goes today and see how it responds in the morning and try it out in the morning skate and see if it feels any better. Saturday would have been optimistic.
Pavel Datsyuk (ankle) took part in Monday’s practice
“I mean, I think it’s good to see him skate,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “I think it’s good to see him out there with us. … It doesn’t change timelines. Like, I don’t even know what the timeline is. I just know he seems to be progressing, and that’s a positive thing.” Datsyuk isn’t expected to return until mid-November, but he is making encouraging progress as he recovers from off-season ankle surgery.
Jaden Schwartz will be gone for at least 12 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery
Schwartz was carried off the ice in practice Friday after crashing into the goal post and it was determined that surgery was required to fix his fractured ankle. Schwartz was struggling this season as he was without a goal in seven games. The St. Louis Blues were already playing shorthanded without the likes of: Paul Stastny, (Broken Foot) and Patrik Berglund, (Shoulder).
NHL injury updates courtesy of: Rotoworld.com