NHL injury updates
Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jordan Oesterle left and was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. He as hit in the back of the head by a shot at the same time his face was hit by Darcy Kuemper‘s glove.
He received stitches to the back of the head and was feeling dizzy between periods.
— Here’s Your Replay (@HeresYourReplay) October 18, 2019
- Adam Vingan: Forsberg is listed as day-to-day.
Shelly Anderson of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann returned to practice yesterday. He’d been dealing with a nagging injury. The Penguins are calling it a lower-body injury. McCann didn’t know yesterday if he’ll be able to play tonight. He’ll l be a game-time decision.
- Chris Johnston: A Morgan Riely shot hit Tavares in the right hand on the shift before he scored on the Capitals.
- Cap Friendly: “#Leafs currently have $380k in cap space from LTIR relief, too little to recall any player. Tavares would also have to be injured 10 games & 24 days for LTIR placement. With 20 players on the roster, the club is also ineligible for a $0 cap hit Emergency Roster Exemption recall”
- Cap Friendly: “Small clarification: the 20 number for players is specific to skaters (excluding goaltenders), and assuming Tavares is placed on IR, which excludes him from the roster count.”