Strålman has never been seen in a boot this injury. Even though the team lists him out with an upper body injury, someone who talked with Strålman after a game back at the end of November said that Stråls said it was a groin injury and might take 10 to 14 days more which brings us to this week. Not sure who they are, but don't think they're making it up and it does seem to back up your source. Besides, I think Burns or Smith did also let it slip that his longer than expected time of recovery might be due to it being a groin injury. If you look at the Islanders game, there's a couple of tussles in front of the net where Strålman takes down or is taken down by an opposing player where the injury could have happened, though he must have continued to play through it for the rest of the game. Ouch!