Nobody's feeling sorry for the Montreal Canadiens, who are sitting in first place in the Atlantic Division, but the Habs suited up against the Washington Capitals on Monday night without four of their top nine forwards.
Gifted offensive dynamo Alex Galchenyuk, Andrew Shaw and David Desharnais were already on injured reserve when Montreal lost another one of its best wingers, Brendan Gallagher, on Jan. 5. He suffered two broken fingers after being hit by a Shea Weber shot.
When healthy, the four have produced 63 total points this season. Gallagher brings a tremendous all-around game to the table, ranking second on the team with a dominant 55.2 Corsi for Percentage. The Canadiens produce more shot attempts per 60 minutes with Gallagher on the ice than any other player on the club.
With another key player falling injured, Montreal will be moving up the rankings in minutes lost to injury as calculated by the website Man Games Lost. They currently sit in 10th for the cumulative ice time lost using each injured player's average time on ice per game.
Which teams have lost the most ice time due to injury and which have gotten off easy this season? Let's have a look, including a chart of all 30 teams' man games lost and time on ice lost.