Midseason Avalanche Injury Update

The Avs had TERRIBLE luck with injuries in December. Coming into the month, we had lost 44 man-games to injury. We've managed to drop 61 since (including the 3 today). There was one point where we had 7 players out of the lineup, and that's not even including Porter's suspension. However, the Avs just set a team record 10 wins in December. With any luck, the wins will carry into January, but the injuries won't.

The chart includes tonight's game (#41) and marks where the Avs stand at the midpoint of the 2011-12 season.

***Table does not include totals from players that have not played with the club this year (Olver, Rissmiller, etc.)***

(TCD = Training Camp Day, PSG = Preseason Game, RS MGL = Regular Season Man-Game Lost)

1 man-game is equal to one player missing one game. So if 3 players miss one game, the team incurs 3 man-games lost that night.

# Name Injury Cause Injury Date Injury Game # Opponent Return Date RS MGL
44 Wilson Hand Blocked Shot 19-Sep TCD 3 8-Oct 0
8 Hejda Knee Unknown 20-Sep TCD 4 B & W 8-Oct 0
18 Yip Broken Arm Blocked Shot 23-Sep PSG 2 Blues 17-Nov 18
88 Mueller Head Post Concussion 12-Oct 3 Jackets - 38
6 Johnson Groin Bag Skate 20-Nov 21 Sharks 4-Dec 5
17 Kobasew Leg Unknown 2-Dec 26 Blues 6-Dec 1
26 Stastny Torso Hit 4-Dec 27 Wings 13-Dec 3
44 Wilson Head Hit 6-Dec 28 Canucks - 12
17 Kobasew Head Hit 9-Dec 30 Oilers 29-Dec 8
18 Yip Groin Unknown 9-Dec 30 Oilers 21-Dec 4
54 Jones Groin Unknown 13-Dec 31 Sharks 31-Dec 8
1 Varlamov Back Unknown 15-Dec 32 Sharks 26-Dec 4
27 Quincey Groin Unknown 15-Dec 32 Sharks 21-Dec 2
9 Duchene Knee Twisted during Hit 29-Dec 39 Coyotes - 2
Total: 105

This means we are on pace for 210 MLG to injury, which is down 264 from the whopping 474 we experienced last year. And speaking of last year, here are some Avs injury facts about 2011:

Games Played MGL # of Injured Players/GP
Spring 2011 44 280 6.4
Fall 2011 40 102 2.6
All of 2011 84 382 4.6

And if you're intrested in a further breakdown:

Month GP MGL MGL/GP Record Pts.
Oct. '10 11 29 2.6 6-4-1 13
Nov. '10 13 71 5.5 7-5-1 15
Dec. '10 14 77 5.5 7-4-3 17
Jan. '11 12 54 4.5 5-6-1 11
Feb. '11 13 75 5.8 1-11-1 3
Mar. '11 13 94 7.2 2-10-1 5
Apr. '11 6 57 9.5 2-4-0 4
'10-'11 Season 82 474 5.8 30-44-8 68
Oct. '11 11 19 1.7 7-4-0 14
Nov. '11 14 25 1.8 4-9-1 9
Dec. '11 15 58 3.9 10-5-0 20
'11-'12 Season 40 102 2.6 21-18-1 43
'11-'12 Pace 82 210 2.6 43-37-2 88

UPDATE: I just found out what the NHL totals are (Thank you Kings website for posting the game notes). This is through game 40 (not 41) and does not include Varly as being injured, although they do include Olver.

Player MGL Nature & Dates
Duchene 1 knee (Dec. 31 - present)
Johnson 5 groin (Nov. 23 - Dec. 2)
Jones 8 groin (Dec. 15-29)
Kobasew 9 leg (Dec. 4), head (8 games, Dec. 13-27)
Mueller 36 head (2 games, Oct. 13-15), head (34 games, Oct. 20-present)
Olver 40 head (Oct. 8 - present)
Quincey 2 groin (Dec. 17-19)
Stastny 3 torso (Dec. 6-9)
Wilson 12 head (Dec. 8 - present)
Yip 22 arm (18 games, Oct. 8 - Nov. 15), groin (4 games, Dec. 13-19)
Total 138
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