Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 12/22/12

Before the owners decided to shutter the NHL with their lockout of the players, several prominent players figured to miss a big chunk of the season while recovering from injuries.The league’s shutdown gave them time for heal. As a result, several teams won’t have to play a big chunk of the season without a key player after all.Here are some examples:Marian Gaborik, W, Rangers: Surgical repairs of a torn shoulder labrum left him looking at a six-month recovery period. Original projections had him sitting out until mid-November. But he was able to rejoin his teammates for unofficial practice sessions this fall. He wasn’t cleared for full contact, but he was able to skate, stickhandle the puck and shoot.The league’s inactivity gave him an opportunity to strengthen the shoulder with off-ice work in Slovakia and New York. The New York Daily News reported that Gaborik would be back to full strength should the NHL resume operation with early January training camps.Taylor Hall, W, Oilers: While recovering fro

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

WWE’s “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder case

Randall Cobb: ‘I don’t plan on missing a game’

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Harbaugh denies using F-word in Jay Gruden exchange

Urban Meyer: Both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will play

Legal expert: NFL's reported offer to Brady 'really ridiculous'

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

No suspension for Sarkisian was made in best interest of USC

Jim Tomsula disputes report Jarryd Hayne has made 49ers

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker