Injuries make awards races that much more debatable

Updated: March 3, 2008, 12:21 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

With one month to go before the NHL's regular season concludes, you have to wonder what kind of impact injuries to some of the game's top players are going to have when it comes to handing out the end-of-season hardware.

Sidney Crosby was well on his way to returning to the Hart Trophy ballot for the league's MVP. He had 63 points in 46 games, working himself back to the top of the scoring list, when he went down with a high ankle sprain on Jan. 18. He'll be back soon, which is good ...

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