Boston Bruins: Forward Nick Foligno left last night’s video game early with an upper-body injury.
Scott Powers: Chicago Blackhawks forward Mike Hardman won’t play tonight due to a head laceration. Coach Jeremy Colliton is choosing if Dylan Strome will enter the lineup or if it will be somebody else.
TSN: Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith is everyday with a lower-body injury. During the 2nd duration on Tuesday, colleague Devin Shore fell on Smith’s left leg.
Eric Engels: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin stated that defenseman Shea Weber hasn’t had any surgical treatment considering that completion of last season which he won’t be back this season.
Bergevin when asked if believes Weber might go back to playing one day: “it’s a longshot.”
Corey Masisak: New Jersey Devils coach Lindy Ruff when asked if defenseman Ty Smith will be readily available for tonight’s video game versus Washington: “No … wait, I shouldn’t say no. He may be available.”
Arthur Staples: New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz stated that Andres Lee is “probable” for tonight.
Vince Z. Mercogliano: New York Rangers coach Gerard Gallant is enthusiastic that forward Kaapo Kakko will be back next week when his IR time is up. Kakko is with the group however is not skating yet. Gallant stated, “It’s going to be close.”
Seth Rorabaugh: Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden stated that Mark Friedman is noted as everyday with a concealed injury.
Cap Friendly: “Tampa positioning Kucherov on LTIR and upping their Salary swimming pool by $9.5M does not imply that they can head out and get active gamers amounting to that quantity. They would require to return under that quantity as soon as he’s prepared to return, which seems like it might be in a couple of weeks. But…
What Tampa might do with that area is get a gamer who is presently hurt and likewise LTI eligible, and who won’t be back for the routine season.
Tampa might fit such a gamer under the cap, position them on LTI, and after that trigger them in the postseason when there is no cap.”
TSN: Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green doesn’t anticipate defenseman Quinn Hughes to be out long with a concealed injury.
Thomas Drance: Coach Green didn’t provide an upgrade on Hughes and would just state “we’ll see tomorrow.”