Joe Yerdon: If all goes well for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella he could return this weekend.
Ferland’s status and de Haan will be fine
Darren Dreger: The Hurricanes pulled Micheal Ferland from Tuesday nights game in the first period as he didn’t feel right. It was his first game back from his concussion.
Cory Lavalette: Ferland did practice yesterday. Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said that Ferland passed all concussion protocols. He just needs to feel right.
- Cory Lavalette: Brind’Amour “was referring to the specific baseline testing each guy has to do to be cleared. From there, it’s about the player relaying how he’s doing.”
Michael Smith: Hurricanes defenseman Calvin de Haan took six stitches about his right eye and his left eye is pretty swollen. Coach Brind’Amour: “His eye looked pretty bad this morning. He looked a little bit like Rocky. We just decided to give him a little breather. I think he’ll be fine.”
No update on Anderson
Jeff Svoboda: Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella didn’t have an update on forward Josh Anderson‘s upper-body injury.
Klefbom to the IR, Caggiula activated
Edmonton Oilers: Defenseman Oscar Klefbom was put on the IR and forward Drake Caggiula was activated.
Martinez to the IR, Phaneuf back to LA and Doughty remains
Jonathan Davis: The Los Angeles Kings put defenseman Alec Martinez on the IR retroactive to December 8th and recalled defenseman Daniel Brickley.
Lisa Dillman: Defenseman Dion Phaneuf is back in LA for further evaluation. Looking like he’ll be out longer than just day-to-day. Defenseman Drew Doughty remains with the team and is day-to-day.
Turris and Subban could return next week
Thomas Willis: Nashville Predators GM David Poile said that Kyle Turris could return next week, and the same goes for defenseman P.K. Subban. Forwards Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson are still three or more weeks away.
Chabot okay and Ryan could return
Murray Pam: The Ottawa Senators have assigned forward Paul Carey to the AHL, so it looks like forward Bobby Ryan could return to the lineup.
Bruce Garrioch: Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot is okay after blocking a shot in practice. He’s expected to play. Ryan could also be re-joining the team.
Jonathan Bombulie: Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray has been activated from the IR and was backing up last night.
Shattenkirk out with shoulder injury … Rangers could get three back
Jon Lane: The New York Rangers will be without defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk for two to four weeks with a separated shoulder.
Jon Lane of NHL.com: The Rangers are hopeful that forward Mats Zuccarello (groin) and Pavel Buchnevich (broken thumb), and defenseman Adam McQuaid (lower-body) could return to the lineup on Friday.
Forward Cody McLeod remains out with a fractured hand.
Wilson not sure about tomorrow
Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will wait and see how he feels tomorrow if he’ll be able to return to the lineup or not.