Injury Notes: Nash, Khudobin, Erskine, Letang, Lehtonen, Howard, Drewiske, Bjugstad, Thomas, Calvert and Noesen


  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Anton Khudobin will be put on the IR. It may only be for the short term and called the injury a “best-case scenario.” Justin Peters will be recalled. Khudobin’s injury is still being called a “lower-body” injury. Alexander was told isn’t a knee or ankle injury.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals John Erskine (upper-body) skated yesterday but wasn’t able to go just yet.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins Kris Letang practiced yesterday. Beau Bennett and James Neal didn’t practice.
  • Mark Stepneski: The Stars have put goalie Kari Lehtonen on the IR retroactive to October 11th. Defenseman Aaron Rome was sent to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
  • Elliotte Friedman: Jonas Gustavsson was announced as a late starter yesterday as  Jimmy Howard has an injury. Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Howard’s bruised hand injury is not significant and that he might play today. Helene St. James: Jimmy Howard said he doubtful for tonight.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Canadiens Davis Drewiske (shoulder) was expected to only be out for four to six weeks, but “it will be longer” according to a team source. Was hoping for an end of October return.
  • Steve Gorten: Panthers Nick Bjugstad on returning to the lineup tonight: ”I feel pretty in shape and ready to go mentally so we’ll see what happens.”
  • Steve Gorten: Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said that Tim Thomas looked okay during practice, but he won’t travel with the team to Nashville and is questionable for Thursday against the Bruins.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert will miss an extended period of time after having abdominal surgery today.
  • Helene Elliott: Ducks prospect Stefan Noesen will be out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.
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  1. #1 by iam76 at October 15th, 2013

    Nick Bjugstad :P

  2. #2 by Mark Easson at October 16th, 2013

    Likely won’t be the last time I misspell his name. The damn ‘G’ always gives me trouble .. lol

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