NHL Injury Updates
Alexander Kinkopf: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jason Demers is week-to-week.
Coach Rick Tocchet said that defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is skating and no schedule.
“When those guys do come back it’s like making a blockbuster trade, two excellent defensemen coming back in our lineup.”
Craig Morgan: Demers injured his knee and may require a minor procedure to clean part of it up.
Paul Hamilton: Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is still in a no-contact jersey as he hasn’t been cleared yet.
- Paul Hamilton: Dahlin has been skating for a few days but doesn’t know when he’ll get cleared.
Pat Steinberg: Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Charlie Roumeliotis: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan left last night’s game with a shoulder injury. It’s the same shoulder that he had offseason surgery on.
Scott King: Blackhawks defenseman Olli Maatta has missed four consecutive games with an illness.
Kyle Fredrickson: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar was on the ice yesterday before practice in a no-contact jersey. Avs coach Jared Bednar said it is possible that Makar could return tonight or on Friday.
Adrian Dater: Avs forward Nazem Kadri practiced in a regular jersey.
Renaud Lavoie: Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron is closest of their injured players to returning to the lineup. They’ll know in the next day or so if he’ll be able to go on Saturday.
Defenseman Victor Mete won’t be returning next week.
Jeremy Rutherford: St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube on Zach Sanford‘s status: “Just day-to-day right now, so we’ll see how he is tomorrow. He’s still not … not good.”
St. Louis Blues: Forwards Alex Steen and Oskar Sundqvist are skating and are getting close to returning.
Thomas Drance: Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland left last night’s game early with an upper-body injury and there wasn’t an update after the game.