NHL Injury Updates
Aaron Portzline: Have heard that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (ankle) is traveling with the team. He’s been skating the past few days. It’s not known if he will get back into the lineup.
Forward Alexandre Texier (IR) has an upper-body injury and is not traveling with the team.
Defenseman Ron Hainsey will be out for at least another week.
Goaltender Anders Nilsson (concussion) is back skating.
Perry to have a hearing tomorrow
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Ellis left yesterday’s game after taking the elbow in the first period.
“Hopefully it’s not too long, but he got banged up pretty good,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said when asked for an update on Ellis’ condition.
Greg Wyshynski: If Perry were to get a three-game suspension, he would miss his return to Anaheim.
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Tortorella fined $20,000
NHL Public Relations: Statement on John Tortorella being fined $20,000:
“Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has been fined $20,000 for comments following NHL Game No. 604 at Columbus on Sunday, Dec. 29, the National Hockey League announced today. Additionally, Tortorella has been assessed a conditional fine of $25,000, which will be collected in the event of similar inappropriate behavior through Dec. 29, 2020.
The fine money goes to the NHL Foundation.”
John Shannon: Tortorella has now been fined nine times and suspended three times while being a coach.