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Martin Gerber’s injury not so serious

Martin Gerber’s injury not so serious

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Martin Gerber's injury not so serious (Photo © boeboda.ru) Swiss goalie Martin Gerber, who was hospitalized yesterday with a neck injury, underwent advanced examination Monday morning. Fortunately it didn't confirm the preliminary diagnosis "compression fracture of the fourth cervical vertebra". According to the new information Gerber has spinal contusion and recovering will take weeks, not months. "When Gerber was delivered to the Podolsk hospital he underwent examination that didn't show any fractures. Monday morning computed tomography confirmed there was no fracture but rather a spinal contusion," said Atlant's doctor Andrei Bagdasaryan to Sovetskiy Sport. "According to the doctors, Gerber's recovering will take weeks and not months. Thus there is no need in searching for a new goalie...
Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit

Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit

Russian Players In NHL
Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit (Photo © Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) Alexander Ovechkin was helped off the ice after his own hit on Tim Gleason. Erik El-Bashir of the Washington Post is reporting that Ovechkin was walking after the game. I caught up to Alex Ovechkin before he boarded the team bus following tonight's 3-2 win in Raleigh, but the star winger would only say "no comment" when I inquired about his knee and the first period hit that resulted in his ejection. I did, however, get to observe him walking. He had a slight limp, but he did not appear to be wearing a brace and was not using crutches. Here is the video of the hit:
Andrei Loktionov to undergo surgery, will miss four months

Andrei Loktionov to undergo surgery, will miss four months

Russian Players In NHL
Andrei Loktionov to undergo surgery, will miss four months (Photo © AP Photo) Andrei Loktionov will undergo surgery, taking him out of the lineup for four months, reports Rick Hammond of LAKingsInsider.com. Andrei Loktionov will have surgery to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder and will be out of action approximately four months, according to Dean Lombardi. It sounded as though Loktionov’s surgery and Thomas Hickey’s surgery will both take place relatively soon. Loktionov was injured in his NHL debut on November 25, after being called up from the AHL's Manchester Monarchs.