NHL Injury Updates
Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes forward Phil Kessel was getting checked out after taking a shot to the ankle. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper was feeling sick after the game. Their status won’t be known until today.
Joe Haggerty: Boston Bruins defenseman John Moore thought that he initially re-injured his shoulder in a fight with Zack Smith. Doctors checked him out after the fight and he eventually returned to the game.
Reid Wilkins: Oilers forward Zack Kassian said that he’ll “for sure” return to the lineup tonight or on Sunday.
Mike Morreale: New Jersey Devils coach Alain Nasreddine on forward Jack Hughes: “He looked good (in practice). He’s a possibility for FRI. I’ve been in 1on1 meetings so haven’t really looked into the possibility of Jack playing tomorrow, so that’s something we’ll have to discuss in the next couple of hrs”
Pittsburgh Penguins: Coach Mike Sullivan yesterday on defenseman Jack Johnson: “Jack is just recovering from his illness. He does feel much better. Having said that, he hasn’t had a lot of food in him over the past 24 hours.”
Paul Friesen: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Luca Sbisa on being kicked by a skate to his ‘nether region’ during their last game: “The pain scale? It’s gotta be way up there, yeah. Put it this way: I would rather take a one-timer off my bare foot than do that again.”
“You go to the locker-room and make sure everything’s still there.”