Big news for Team Canada but also big news for his owners as Steven Stamkos won't be returning for a single game before the break. He will be re-evaluated in a few weeks. I'm sure Stamkos owners were hoping for a quick hatty before the break.
Chris Kunitz was questionable for last night game with an undisclosed injury but he slapped a band-aid on it and was out there. He picked up three shots and had no points.
Justin Fontaine should be back in the lineup tonight. He missed one game with an "illness".
Just a heads up Patrick Kane owners... the Great American Hero won't be with the Hawks for their last game before the break as he'll be with family after his grandfather passed.
Kimmo Timonen practiced for the first time in nearly a week and felt good afterwards. No official word when he will be ready to go but he's getting closer.
Pekka Rinne got the green light to start skating again. He's not practicing yet... but baby steps here. The Preds hope to get him back this season. If you paid big for Pekka this year chances are it will be too little, too late for you.
The surprising Jason Demers was supposed to play last night but it didn't happen due to his lingering injury. He could be a go for Friday but it wouldn't surprise us to see the Sharks give him the extended break either.
Jakob Silfverberg was a scratch last night. I couldn't find any details but it looks like it's to give him a bit of a rest before he suits up for Team Sweden. Long year for the rook.
Johnny Oduya missed last nights game with an LBI. Hopefully this news isn't crippling to your team.