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|
|9||Duchene||Knee||Twisted during Hit||29-Dec||39||Coyotes||-||2|
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|
|All of 2011||84||382||4.6|
And if you're intrested in a further breakdown:
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)|