Loui Eriksson left the Boston game last night after being rocked by a renegade iceberg named John Scott. The Boston Bruins forward was left behind in Buffalo for precautionary reasons after being blindsided. He'll not dress for tonight's contest with versus San Jose Sharks.
In happier news Sean Monahan is sticking around. The Calgary Flames announced they were not tanking this season, by doing what everyone hoped they would, and will keep the 19 year old past his "nine-game NHL tryout." Monahan has six goals and nine points in his first nine games.
Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen after missing the previous five games with the dreaded LBI will return to the Stars net tonight versus The Calgary Flames.
Stars forward Erik Cole is day to day with an undisclosed injury. He missed yesterdays practice we should know more after today's morning skate.
As for Sweets question regarding Alex Goligoski, Lindy Ruff said they were just using him to help fill in as a forward. It is highly unlikely that he will play forward any time soon.
Good news for The Philadelphia Flyers forward Vincent Lecavalier (lower body) should play tonight versus The New York Rangers. Kris Newbury was sent packing.
New York Rangers Cam Talbot will make his NHL debut and be backed up by Jason Missiae. huh? Henrik Lundqvist is day-to-day with what the team is calling a "minor issue". As if it wasn't hard enough to make sense of the injury reports, issues and personal reasons now...
Nashville Predators also have a mystery to unravel as Pekka Rinne is to see doctors this morning. Rinne's status for tonight's game with the Winnipeg Jets is unknown.
Magnus Hellberg has been called up I assume to backup Carter Hutton, if he is unable to go.
Mike Fisher is a game time decision for Thursday’s game against the He was seen still limping around the locker room so out for at least one more game is possible/likely.
Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle (knee) skated yesterday before the team’s practice. Mike Yeo plans to have Coyle participate in the team’s morning skate tomorrow. I don't anticipate he's in the lineup tonight versus The Carolina Hurricanes, but sounds like he isn't far away..
Florida Panthers net minder Tim Thomas injury is unrelated to the groin injury that kept him out of four previous games this month. Panthers do not expect him to be out long term.
San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns (mouth/beard) will miss his second straight
Freddie Hamilton still hasn't grown a beard... but will play in his place
Montreal Canadiens sent Jarred Tinordi to Hamilton just in time for the very large Anaheim Ducks. Good luck Raphael... Nathan Beaulieu will draw into the lineup.
Dustin Penner will sit this one out... I'm guessing he will be manning the twitter feed.
As Suites indicated Shane Doan wasn't on the ice Wednesday. Looks like a game time decision.
New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias (illness/flu) skated with Andrei Loktionov and Jaromir Jagr this morning so it appears he'll be back in tonight versus the Vancouver Canucks
Eric Gelinas has been summoned from Albany. He will take Bryce Salvadore's place in the lineup, as he's left the team due to a death in his family.
Lots of doings with The Pittsburgh Penguins
Kris Letang paired with Rob Scuderi during Wednesday's practice.
Letang was also manning the Penguins' top power-play unit. He looks to be ready for Friday's game versus the New York Islanders
Beau Bennett didn't practice Wednesday.
Matt D'Agostini (lower body) has been given the go ahead for a return on Saturday. He isn't eligible for Friday so The Pens have recalled forward Jayson Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for Friday.