NHL Injury Updates
Chip Alexander: Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour had said earlier this week that forward Erik Haula was day-to-day. Yesterday he said that Haula was not with the team and that he’s not day-to-day.
Jon Rosen: Los Angeles Kings coach Todd McLellan is out with a lower-body injury. He is to be re-evaluated back home, “but it’s probably a little longer than what we originally anticipated, so he’ll need some time to recover.”
John Lu: Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien said that Jesperi Kotkaniemi is still day-to-day. They are being cautious with him as he’s at the stage where if he pushes too hard he could suffer a setback.
Paul Skrbina of the Nashville Tennessean: Nashville Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro left yesterday’s game bleeding after taking an Evander Kane shot to the face. He returned for the final eight minutes wearing a cage.
“He went out in the third period with a lower-body injury. He’s being evaluated as we speak. We’ll probably have more information on Monday.”
Coach Mike Babcock on the injury.
“I don’t know the extent — days, weeks. No sense dwelling on the negatives. Someone else gets an opportunity. Let’s go.”