Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron took a re-directed David Pastrnak slap shot to the nose in the 3rd duration. He went back to the video game.
Coach Jim Montgomery: “We’re hoping all the X-rays come back good.”
Walt Ruff: Carolina Hurricanes forward Max Pacioretty was back on the ice the other day. He’s missed out on the previous 2 video games with a lower-body injury.
Aaron Vickers of NHL.com: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar missed out on last night’s video game with a concealed injury. He suffered the injury on Monday night.
Avs coach Jared Bednar stated they don’t understand if it’s going to be a long-lasting problem. He’s noted as daily.
Conor McGahey: Avs defenseman Josh Manson practiced in a no-contact jersey.
Montreal Canadiens: Forward Juraj Slafkovsky will be out for 3 months with a lower-body injury. He doesn’t require surgical treatment.
Forward Jonathan Drouin will be out up until after the All-Star break with an upper-body injury.
Goaltender Jake Allen will be out for a minimum of a week with an upper-body injury.
Forward Joel Armia will be out for a minimum of a week with an upper-body injury.
Forward Jake Evans will miss out on 8 to 10 weeks with a lower-body injury. He doesn’t need surgical treatment.
Amanda Stein: New Jersey Devils coach Lindy Ruff on forward Nathan Bastian and if he might return tonight: “It’s a possibility for. He’s worked hard to get back to this point and we tried to give him a look today to see how he felt.”
Vince Z. Mercogliano: New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider practiced the other day and was skating with Mika Zibanejad and Kaapo Kakko.
Bruce Garrioch: Ottawa Senators forward Josh Norris went back to the lineup last night.
Sens Communications: Senators defenseman Artem Zub was put on the IR retroactive to January 14th.
Wes Crosby of NHL.com: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was back on the ice the other day.
“He skated for close to 50 minutes today,” Sullivan stated. “That’s his first day on the ice in a couple weeks, so we want to make sure we put him in a position to be successful.”
Goaltender Tristan Jarry (lower-body) practiced the other day. Defenseman Jeff Petry (upper-body) and forward Ryan Poehling (upper-body) took contact throughout practice. Defenseman Jan Rutta (upper-body) didn’t practice.
Lou Korac of NHL.com: St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko might go back to the lineup as early as tonight.
“He’s closer than we’re thinking,” Berube stated. “He looks great. … He looked truly great skating out there. He’s not going to have a concern with that.
“We’ll see. I don’t know. He’s got to keep practicing with us and then he’ll let us know when he’s ready. … It’ll be good for sure to get him back.”
Tarasenko hurt his hand on December 31st and was anticipated to be out for 4 weeks.
Jeremy Rutherford: Blues coach Craig Berube on Blues forward Nikita Alexandrov:
Berube stated that defenseman Scott Perunovich has actually been cleared for “some light, light, light” contact.
Danny Webster: Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore and forward Brett Howden began skating according to coach Bruce Cassidy.