NHL injury updates
- Richard Morin: Raanta only played 40 minutes during the preseason due to his lower-body injury. He hasn’t played a regular season game in almost a year.
Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan seems a little confused about his playing status. The Blackhawks included him on their active roster.
“I guess you guys know more than I do,” he said, perplexed. “I don’t think that’s the plan as of right now.”
Head coach Jeremy Colliton on de Haan being confused about his status.
“The plan for him doesn’t change: Just try to get ready, and then we’ll tell him if he’s playing or not,” Colliton said.
Colliton believes de Haan is close, de Haan said it was a grind just to get through practice.
- Kevin Kurz: The Sharks found out about an hour before the game that Karlsson wouldn’t be playing.
Head coach Pete DeBoer didn’t have an update on either player after the game.
- Bryan Burns: Coach Jon Cooper said that Hedman and Johnson are good to go.