The numbers have been piling up for the NHL in recent years, and the injury data shows it has done just that.
NHL players have suffered more injuries than ever in the last decade, with over 1.6 million in 2015-16 alone.
It is expected that the total number of players who have suffered injury over the next few seasons will rise to more than 1.8 million.
The league is set to announce its first injury statistics update for the 2018-19 season on Monday.
“Injuries have increased and we know it has increased in every sport and every sport has its own data, so we need to make sure that all of our data is accurate and that we are tracking the health and safety of our players,” NHL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Adler said during a conference call with reporters.
While the statistics are being released this year, there is still a lot to look forward to when it comes to injury data.
The NHL and its players are expected to report their Injury Data Review in the coming weeks.
The most recent update to the NHL’s injury data came in 2015 and included data on injury severity.
The previous data was from 2005-06.
The latest injury data is expected to be released at the beginning of the new calendar year.