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Schneider, Thornton making most of opportunity

Updated: December 15, 2005, 5:02 PM ET
By Barry Melrose | Special to ESPN.com

We've reached that time of year where injuries are more frequent and more relevant to teams in the NHL.

Players have played a lot of games and the body starts to feel the effects. Another wave of injuries seems to hit in late February, and with it being an Olympic year, it might be worse. Some teams persevere, while others don't.

Let's take a look:

The good

The Detroit Red Wings were dealt a terrible situation when defenseman Jiri Fischer collapsed during a game ...

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