Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
A fantasized look at some NHL injury news on a Thursday morning.
Nick Bonino (sickness) was placed on IR but it was just to make some roster room. He should be back this weekend.
Jimmy Howard had to sit out last night as he has a case of influenza. He should return soon.
Also dealing with the flu is Luke Schenn and he sat out last night's game as well.
Milan Hejduk (neck) practiced yesterday and will suit up tonight.
Jason Spezza is still experiencing stiffness in his back and reports are it's going to be at least another 4 weeks. It seems safe to drop him if you need that IR slot.
Jamie Benn (wrist) did not practice yesterday and looks doubtful to lace up the skates tonight.
Michael Ryder took a hit last night and had to come out of the game without returning. No word on his status as of now.
Michael Grabner suffered a shoulder injury and has been placed on injured reserve. The estimate is that he will miss 7-10 days.
Jim Slater is listed as week-to-week with a UBI.
Returning to action from the injured: Curtis Glencross