Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise has suffered a fractured sternum. In terms of a fractured sternum you always have to be concerned about underlying cardiac contusion. Roughly 10% of sternum fractures result in cardiac contusions. With 6-8 weeks RTP, the Wild would have to make it to Eastern Conference Finals or possibly even the Stanley Cup Finals for Parise to have a chance at playing.
Shea Weber recovering from knee surgery
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will miss time after undergoing knee surgery in June. He had a meniscus repair. This can take 6-8 months to RTP. Watch below our 3D animation to learn more about meniscus repair surgery:
Devils goalie Cory Schneider undergoes hip surgery-Dr. Parekh
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left hip. RTP should be 6-9 months. Cartilage damage in the hip often takes longer to heal.
Sharks center Joe Thornton suffered torn MCL and ACL-Dr. Parekh
San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton revealed he suffered a torn MCL and ACL in January. He will require surgery for the multi-ligament injury, 10-14 weeks RTP. Watch below as Dr. Selene Parekh breaks down ACL injuries: