NHL Injuries: Bruins, Stars, Oilers, Habs, Devils, Islanders, Senators, Leafs and Capitals

NHL Injuries: Bruins, Stars, Oilers, Habs, Devils, Islanders, Senators, Leafs and Capitals

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Marcus Johansson will be put on the IR when Kyle Palmieri is ready to return
On the Boston Bruins …

Joe McDonald: Coach Bruce Cassidy said that Noel Acciari could return to the lineup on Friday.

On the Dallas Stars …

Sean Shapiro: Coach Ken Hitchcock said that if Tyler Pitlick, Radek Faksa and Brett Ritchie don’t practice today, they are likely out Friday. If all three are out, they’ll likely need to call someone up.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Mike Morreale: Oilers coach Todd McLellan said that Drake Caggiula blocked a shot (ankle area) on Tuesday and won’t be in the lineup tonight.

Jack Michaels: Forward Anton Slepyshev could play tonight. He’d be lined up with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Milan Lucic if he’s in the lineup.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Renaud Lavoie: Both Carey Price and David Schlemko were on the ice yesterday morning.

Eric Engels of Sportsnet: Coach Claude Julien said that there is a 50-50 chance that Jonathan Drouin will be able to play tonight.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross: According to coach John Hynes, forward Marcus Johansson (concussion) will likely be placed on the IR when they activate forward Kyle Palmieri.

On the New York Islanders …

New York Islanders: The Islanders put Nikolay Kulemin on the IR with an upper-body injury retroactive to November 7th.

Arthur Staple: Don’t think that the Islanders will make anything official on Nikolay Kulemin’s injury situation for a couple days. Sounding like surgery could be a possibility.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Dean Brown: Senators GM Pierre Dorion said that forward Bobby Ryan is starting to shoot the puck and he should be back soon.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Mark Masters: Coach Mike Babcock on if Auston Matthews could return by the weekend: “I don’t have a clue, honest to God.”

Kristen Shilton: Coach Babcock doesn’t have a timetable when Matthews could return to the lineup: “The one thing I know is you can’t go to a guy and ask him every day , you’re putting pressure on him. When they’re ready to play, they’ll tell me”

Kristen Shilton: Goaltender Frederik Andersen said after the game that he wasn’t feeling anything issues with his shoulder. It was “a little scary” and painful when it initially happened. He added that he’s lucky it wasn’t hyperextended more.

On the Washington Capitals …

JJ Regan: Coach Barry Trotz has upgraded defenseman Matt Niskanen from week-to-week to day-to-day.