Nugent-Hopkins Out 3-4 Weeks

Standard Spin: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was injured on Monday against Chicago and is out 3-4 weeks with a left shoulder injury.  He has 35 points in 38 games and leads all rookies in scoring.  The big question of Nugent-Hopkins prior to the season was whether his slight frame could hold up for a full NHL season, however this injury is definitely not an indictment of his durability.  It was a fluky thing where he caught an edge and crashed into the boards, and he wasn't even touched on the play.  And considering his performance, there's no question as to whether Nugent-Hopkins belongs.  (Jan.5)