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For whatever reason, the NHL doesn't make injury totals for its teams widely available, but the man-games lost figures do exist.

Individual teams post them on game notes provided to media prior to every game, and it's only a matter of going through those notes and compiling them for every team.

This season's numbers (prior to team's last game) are below:

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Rk

Teams

GP

MGL

MGL/G

1

NY Islanders

74

512

6.92

2

Colorado

72

385

5.35

3

New Jersey

72

373

5.18

4

Minnesota

73

363

4.97

5

Calgary

75

318

4.24

6

Nashville

73

307

4.21

7

Vancouver

73

306

4.19

8

Pittsburgh

73

303

4.15

9

St. Louis

73

291

3.99

10

NY Rangers

74

294

3.97

11

Florida

73

273

3.74

12

Detroit

73

232

3.18

13

Edmonton

73

221

3.03

14

Washington

73

218

2.99

15

Philadelphia

72

197

2.74

16

Columbus

73

192

2.63

17

Montreal

74

194

2.62

18

Buffalo

72

177

2.46

19

Ottawa

73

176

2.41

20

Anaheim

72

166

2.31

21

Toronto

74

166

2.24

22

Atlanta

72

156

2.17

23

Tampa Bay

72

153

2.13

24

Los Angeles

73

147

2.01

25

San Jose

74

148

2.00

26

Dallas

72

128

1.78

27

Phoenix

75

110

1.47

28

Chicago

72

97

1.35

29

Boston

72

92

1.28

30

Carolina

72

56

0.78

There are obvious limitations to these figures, as they don't quantify who exactly is injured. Sidney Crosby missing a half season for the Pittsburgh Penguins counts the same as a fourth-liner being out for the New York Islanders.

Still, this gives you an idea of which teams have had luck in the injury department and which ones haven't. The Isles and Carolina Hurricanes have to be close to some sort of unofficial record given their numbers.

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