NHL Injury Updates: Bruins, Sabres, Oilers, Panthers, Kings, Predators, Leafs, Capitals and More

Eric Russo of BostonBruins.com: Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on Trent Frederic.

“Freddy is getting close. Just a lack of practice. A live practice was good for him. He got some work in. The conditioning factor when you miss that long is still an issue. No practice is an issue. I would say he’d be targeting a little later in the week…I think he needs more reps.”

Frederic has actually missed out on the previous 5 video games with an upper-body injury.

Boston Bruins: Defenseman Charlie McAvoy left last night’s video game. Coach Bruce Cassidy stated that McAvoy got some stitches and “is good,” Cassidy included “let’s hope he wakes up feeling good and is ready to go Friday.”

Paul Hamilton: Buffalo Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt was on the ice in a no-contact jersey.

  • Jourdon LaBarber: Sabres coach Don Granato stated there is no set schedule for Mittelstadt’s return. He’ll be assessed daily.

Helene St. James: The Detroit Red Wings have actually put defenseman Troy Stecher on the IR.

Ansar Khan: Detroit Red Wings forward Joe Veleno left last night’s video game with an upper-body injury.

Edmonton Oilers: Defenseman Duncan Keith missed out on last night’s video game and is noted as daily with an upper-body injury.

Jameson Olive: Florida Panthers coach Andrew Brunette on hurt forward Aleksander Barkov: “Barky’s week to week. He’s skating, but we’re kind of reassessing daily. … He’s still a week, two weeks, at least.”

David Dwork: Panthers defenseman Olli Juolevi was on the ice once again the other day. He’s advancing and stays on the IR.

John Hoven: Have been hearing the Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty might be doubtful for Saturday’s video game. If he can’t go, he needs to be all set for Tuesday.

NHL.com: Minnesota Wild coach Dean Evason stated that defenseman Jared Spurgeon is out this weekend and is thought about week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

“We had him evaluated. It’s lower body and he won’t be in this weekend, and then we’ll see how he progresses.”

Brooks Bratten: Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg went back to the lineup.

Mike Morreale: New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes (shoulder) was on the ice for his 2nd practice today.

New York Islanders: Defenseman Noah Dobson is noted as daily with a lower-body injury.

Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan stated that they don’t have a time frame for forward Evgeni Malkin to begin skating.

“We have a ballpark idea of when we think he’ll be available. I’m always reluctant to put a date out there, because if we don’t meet that date, everyone speculates.”

Seattle Kraken PR: Forward Mason Appleton has actually been triggered off the IR.

Marisa Ingemi: Seattle Kraken coach Dave Hakstol didn’t have an upgrade on forward Calle Jarnkrok who didn’t complete last night’s video game.

Leafs PR: Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Kampf didn’t complete last night’s video game for preventive factors.

Ben Gotz: Vegas Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty went back to the lineup.

Samantha Pell: Washington Capitals forward Conor Sheary (upper-body) was on the ice prior to practice the other day. Forward T.J. Oshie and his lower-body injury weren’t on the ice.

Samantha Pell: Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom was on the ice prior to their early morning skate the other day in a no-contact jersey.

  • Tom Gulitti: Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has actually been placed on the IR with an upper-body injury. He is qualified to use Sunday.

Capitals PR: Capitals defenseman Justin Schultz left last night’s video game with an upper-body injury.



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