Fantasy hockey forecaster: Dec. 18-24


It was one of those weeks where fantasy managers are either rejoicing or mourning, as injuries and returns to health seemed to dominate the NHL headlines. Many of the injury-related events have significant fantasy implications, so let's have a stroll through the most recent developments.
Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks: Injured
Perry's leg injury didn't look good, as he had to be helped off the ice after a collision against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. It's been described as "week-to-week" for now, which is code for no real timetable. It couldn't have come at a worse time with the Ducks finally getting Ryan Getzlaf back from an 18-game absence the very same night. Perry's totals are more than respectable enough to stash him for however long his absence may be. In the meantime, Getzlaf skated with Jakob Silfverberg and Kevin Roy on Thursday. While Roy got the attention with a two-goal effort, this is a chance for Silfverberg to really shine with a creative playmaker as his centerman. He's available in 49.8 percent of ESPN leagues.