Lance Lysowski: Buffalo Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt practiced the other day in a routine jersey and it’s appearing like he might go back to the lineup on Thursday.
Tracey Myers: Chicago Blackhawks coach Derek King stated that defenseman Calvin de Haan is daily with a back injury.
King stated they aren’t sure when forward Tyler Johnson will have the ability to return: “You think he’s made some strides and then he takes a step back,..”
Peter Baugh: Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar stated that forward Nathan MacKinnon will go back to the lineup and bet the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Peter Baugh: Avs coach Bednar stated that goaltender Pavel Francouz will go to the Colorado Eagles of the AHL to enter some video games. It’s been over a year because Francouz last played in an NHL video game.
Jason Gregor: The Edmonton Oilers positioned Duncan Keith on the IR.
Zach Dooley: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty went back to the lineup last night.
Dane Mizutani: Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon and forward Mats Zuccarello skated the other day early morning however weren’t able to go last night.
Corey Masisak: New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes went back to the lineup last night.
Bruce Garrioch: Ottawa Senators coach D.J. Smith verifies that forward Shane Pinto had surgical treatment and will be out till late March or early April.
Adam Kimelman: Philadelphia Flyers forward Derick Brassard is daily with a hip injury.
Forward Patrick Brown will see a hand expert today. When he’s able to return might depend upon his discomfort limit to utilize his stick.
Forward Nate Thompson had shoulder surgical treatment the other day and will be out “a significant amount of time.”
David Pagnotta: Flyers defenseman Ryan Ellis stays week-to-week. Forward Kevin Hayes might play tonight.
Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin skated with the group in a no-contact jersey for the 2nd successive day.
Terry Koshan: Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe stated that Ondrej Kase’s early morning skate worked out however he won’t play tonight.
Keefe stated that goaltender Petr Mrazek will go on a conditioning stint this weekend: “intention is he will get some action with the Marlies this weekend.”