Playing Hurt

June 29, 2015

THE NHL PLAYOFFS are a nine-week battle of attrition. Playing with pain is a given, but the extent to which hockey's bearded tough guys will go is hard to appreciate without adding up the carnage and the games missed after the fact. Behold this schematic of who endured what and for how long.

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SHOULDERS

Ducks C Nate Thompson

two tears in labrum

Missed games: 4 of 16

Rangers D Keith Yandle

sprained shoulder

Missed games: 0 of 17

Wild RW Chris Stewart

separated shoulder

Missed games: 2 of 2

HEAD

Rangers RW Mats Zuccarello

fractured skull, brain contusion

Missed games: 14 of 14

ARM & HAND

Blackhawks D Johnny Oduya

elbow tear

Missed games: 0 of 4

Lightning C Tyler Johnson

broken wrist

Missed games: 0 of 6

Senators RW Mark Stone

fractured wrist

Missed games: 0 of 5

Jets D Jacob Trouba

broken bone in hand

Missed games: 0 of 2

Wild LW Jason Zucker

broken bone in thumb

Missed games: 0 of 8

TORSO

Canadiens D Nathan Beaulieu

fractured sternum

Missed games: 7 of 9

Flames LW Micheal Ferland

torn oblique

Missed games: 2 of 7

Lightning G Ben Bishop

torn groin

Missed games: 1 of 4

Ducks C Ryan Getzlaf

sports hernia

Missed games: 0 of 16

ANKLE & FOOT

Penguins C Evgeni Malkin

sprained ankle

Missed games: 0 of 5

Rangers D Marc Staal

hairline fracture in ankle

Missed games: 0 of 19

Rangers D Ryan McDonagh

fractured bone in foot

Missed games: 0 of 3

Red Wings D Jonathan Ericsson

broken big toe

Missed games: 0 of 7

KNEE

Predators D Shea Weber

dislocated kneecap

Missed games: 4 of 4

Rangers D Dan Girardi

Grade 1 MCL sprain

Missed games: 0 of 3

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched for one game after he was found liking photos on Instagram while using the bathroom during a loss to the Braves on June 17.

PHOTOWINSLOW TOWNSON/AP (SANDOVAL) TWO ILLUSTRATIONS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)