Welcome back to the Fantasy Hockey Injury Report. Hockey is back, which means injuries are back too. You can’t avoid them, but we can get a head start and plan around them. The injury report will be out every Tuesday to help you plan the rest of your fantasy hockey week. Let’s take a look at which key players are dealing with injuries. 

Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins - Center

Injury: leg, six-to-ten weeks.

We all knew that Malkin would miss some hockey this season due to injury, but we didn’t expect to have to deal with it so soon. The Russian superstar is expected to be out six-to-ten weeks with a “soft tissue” leg injury. Who knows what that means, but it’s not good news for fantasy hockey owners. It would be best to stash Malkin on the IR and wait for an update in a couple of weeks time. 

Sam Steel - Anaheim Ducks - Center

Injury: upper-body, day-to-day.

Ducks’ centerman Sam Steel is expected to miss a couple of games with an upper-body injury. The team is...