NHL Injuries: Ducks, Capitals, Penguins, Predators, Canadiens and Stars

NHL Injuries: Ducks, Capitals, Penguins, Predators, Canadiens and Stars

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Nashville Predators Kevin Fiala taken off on a stretcher
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Anaheim Ducks: Defenseman Kevin Bieksa suffered a lower-body injury and they’ll continue to evaluate him today.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tom Gulitti: Defenseman Karl Alzner (upper-body) skated as an extra defensive pair with Taylor Chorney.

Katie Brown: Alzner hasn’t been cleared to play yet, no decision made. Coach Barry Trotz didn’t want to talk about it.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Sam Werner: Goaltender Matt Murray was the only player missing from practice yesterday. Chad Ruhwedel and Chris Kunitz were practicing in normal jerseys. Carl Hagelin practiced in a no-contact jersey.

Pens Inside Scoop: Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed that Kunitz will be a game-time decision.

On the Nashville Predators …

Thomas Willis: Predators forward Kevin Fiala was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. He’s in stable condition.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Eric Engels: Defenseman Alexei Emelin had his knee scoped and will be recovering for four to six weeks.

Eric Engels: It was Emelin’s right knee that was scoped.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski of Stars Inside Edge: Forward Tyler Seguin had successful surgery this week on his right shoulder to repair labral damage.

“He had a torn labrum in his shoulder,” Stars GM Jim Nill said. “And he should be healthy by the time training camp comes around.”

Seguin’s recovery is expected to be four months.

“He’s in a sling the next two to four weeks, and then the next month he can slowly get back at the rehab,” Nill said. “By the third month, he’ll be able to train full steam ahead, and by four months he is fully healthy.”