It’s not unusual for NHL players to suffer injuries early in the season, but this season there appears to be a higher-than-usual number currently sidelined only a month into the 2011-12 campaign.

Here’s a look at the notable players currently sidelined as of November 2, 2011.(Note: List doesn’t include those who are still recovering from injuries incurred last season or in the off-season):

Anaheim Ducks: Jason Blake (October 15th – left forearm laceration)

Carolina Hurricanes: Jussi Jokinen (November 1 – lower body injury)

Chicago Blackhawks: Duncan Keith (October 31 – upper body)

Colorado Avalanche: Peter Mueller (October 13 – concussion-like symptoms)

Columbus Blue Jackets: Jeff Carter (October 22 – hairline fracture, right foot)

Edmonton Oilers: Ales Hemsky (October 15 – right shoulder), Ryan Whitney (October 26 – sprained knee).

Los Angeles Kings: Simon Gagne (October 29 – middle body injury)

Montreal Canadiens: Chris Campoli (October 7 – hamstring), Scott Gomez (October 22 – lower body)

Nashville Predators: Mike Fisher (October 30 – shoulder), Sergei Kostitsyn (October 28 – left leg)

New Jersey Devils: Travis Zajac (September 19 – torn left Achilles tendon)

New York Islanders: Evgeni Nabokov (October 29 – lower body injury)

Ottawa Senators: Daniel Alfredsson (October 30 – concussion), Peter Regin (October 21 – shoulder)

Philadelphia Flyers: Chris Pronger (October 25 – right eye), Daniel Briere (October 29 – upper body)

Phoenix Coyotes: Michal Rozsival (October 10 – upper body)

San Jose Sharks: Antero Niittymaki (September 19 – groin surgery)

St. Louis Blues: Andy McDonald (October 15 – concussion)

Tampa Bay Lightning: Mattias Ohlund (October 3 – arthroscopic knee surgeries)

Toronto Maple Leafs: James Reimer (October 23 – concussion-like symptoms), Colby Armstrong (October 20 – sprained left ankle)

Winnipeg Jets: Chris Mason (October 28 – groin), Ron Hainsey (October 18 – upper body injury)