Tuomo Ruutu left last night's game early due to a UBI (guess: shoulder)... this could throw a wrench into trade talks.
Mike Green skated for over an hour yesterday, so a good sign that he's recovering from sports hernia surgery. Don't get ahead of yourself and expect him back too soon, be patient or you'll be disappointed.
Truculence in practice has claimed another victim as Carl Gunnarsson hurt his leg yesterday and is questionable for tonight's matchup.
Matt Duchene (knee) will travel with the Avs on their three-game roadie but he may not be ready to play yet. Anything to accumulate more air miles, I suppose.
4-6 weeks is the shelf life for Mikael Backlund due to an arm injury.
Tomas Vokoun didn't even dress last night due to the influenza.
Jimmy Howard faced shots in practice again and is targeting a return on Friday.
Nikita Nikitin (knee) is doing better and may be able to return tonight.