NHL Injury Update - 10/18

 | October 18, 2022

Both Detroit's Tyler Bertuzzi and Toronto's Matt Murray have been ruled out.

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Although the NHL season is barely underway, there have already been several injuries worth noting.

The first is Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi is expected to be out for four to six weeks with an upper-body injury.

The team announced the injury on Monday before their game against the Los Angeles Kings. Bertuzzi helped Detroit win its first two games this season, getting off to a fast start.

Last season, he hit a career-high with 30 goals and 62 points. Now that he’ll be out for a while, the team will need to find ways to supplement their offense.

In other news the Toronto Maple Leafs placed goaltender Matt Murray on long-term injured reserve Saturday with an adductor injury.

Murray has struggled to stay healthy in his career and it looks as if the injury bug is back again. The only good part is that this is happening during the beginning of the season.

Toronto traded for Murray from the Ottowa Senators in July, taking on the final two seasons of Murray's four-year, $25m contract.

With the year barely underway, Murray should be back before December, so it shouldn’t hurt the team too much.

Ilya Samsonov will head into the net for the Maple Leafs while Murray is out.

One of Murray’s former coaches commented on his injury struggles: “Matt, unfortunately here, was just injured all the time.

“Take nothing away from him. He was just hurt all the time. He had a lot of bad luck.”

The team hopes that Murray will be able to return to the team and stay healthy for the remainder of the year.

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