Sens fans were braced for injury updates. Already down Artem Zub, we expected that Erik Brännström would be out a while after he was stretchered off. All things considered, the fact that he was flown back to Ottawa with a concussion but no other reported injuries was probably a best-case scenario.
Obviously concussions are awful, but nothing being broken is at least a plus. The shock news though is that Thomas Chabot broke his hand last night, and will be out at least a month.
Suddenly, 7 games into the season, the Sens find themselves down half their defencemen. This means that we will see two more defencemen called up alongside Jacob Bernard-Docker for tomorrow's game in Pittsburgh. I would bet on Tyler Kleven and Lassi Thomson, but it's possible they want a bit of a veteran presence and call up Jacob Larsson or Dillon Heatherington. Still, whatever happens, it's clear the Sens will be in tough. But no NHL team goes without injuries. It's how a team responds to injuries that proves their playoff mettle.