Here are the NHL man games lost totals per team as of April 27, 2013 7:00am covering all teams up to their games played at that time. These figures are based on data officially reported by the individual teams in their ‘Game Notes’ on game days. Often the 30 teams report solely based on players registered on their official injured reserve list, and may or may not include 1) games missed by players due to illness or minor injury in which they are a game-day scratch from the lineup 2) games missed by players suspended by the league or the team. San Jose continues to be the only team that doesn’t regularly report on man games lost for the season in their Game Notes.
Our more comprehensive analysis of man games lost by the teams will be updated and posted Monday. To learn more about what ‘our analysis’ is see our latest stats as an example here.
There are some interesting things to note in the results below. A team like Boston, obviously doing very well all year with regard to injuries versus the rest of the league, doesn’t report the games missed by Marc Savard (post-concussion syndrome) in their man games lost numbers. If they did, they would have an additional 46 man games lost on their total to bring them to 94 man games lost. That brings them closer to the middle of the pack. On the other hand, the Flyers do include Chris pronger’s man games lost (post-concussion syndrome) in their team totals. This is just one of the many inconsistencies in the injury reporting by the different teams. There is no regulation by the league in this regard and all 30 teams report the numbers in any manner they wish. This is why we feel our analysis gives a clearer view of the true injury status of teams versus other teams. Again, we’ll provide an update on our stats on Monday.
Team Report MGL
MGL = Man Games Lost
0 = team Did Not Report as of last game on/prior to date of analysis