NHL Injuries: Isles, Rangers, Hawks, Canucks, Flames and More

NHL Injuries: Isles, Rangers, Hawks, Canucks, Flames and More

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Jaroslav Halak and Rick Nash

On the New York Islanders …

  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: Goalie Jaroslav Halak will be out six to eight weeks with a groin injury.

    ”Jaro’s an experienced guy who’s played some big games for us,” Capuano said. “It’s a big loss for our team. We’ve got some guys who can step up and hopefully they can do the job.”

On the New York Rangers …

  • Steve Zipay of Newsday: Defenseman Dylan McIlrath had his knee re-evaluated on Tuesday and he’ll be out “a couple weeks” according to coach Alain Vigneault. Marc Staal has also been out of the lineup and didn’t skate yesterday due to back spasms.Vigneault said that Henrik Lundqvist would be ready this weekend.

    “All the information from our medical staff is that should be ready by the weekend . . . the spasms were almost gone.”

    Rick Nash has had a good couple days. He’s been out since January 22nd with a bone bruise is his leg.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

  • Mark Lazerus: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Marcus Kruger could return by the end of the month.
  • Tracey Myers: Kruger could be ready for their Canadian road trip.

On the Ottawa Senators …

  • Bruce Garrioch: Craig Anderson said that he expects to be available tonight.

On the Arizona Coyotes …

  • Craig Morgan: Coyotes GM Don Maloney confirmed yesterday that defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has a shoulder injury.
  • Sarah McLellan: Ekman-Larsson missed last night’s game and remains day-to-day.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

On the St. Louis Blues …

  • Lou Korac: Goalie Brian Elliott was taking shots at yesterday’s.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

  • Mark Spector: GM Jim Benning confirms that defenseman Alex Edler has a broken leg and is finished for the season.
  • News 1130 Sports: Brandon Sutter (broken jaw) should find out in the next couple weeks if he’ll be able to play again this season.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

  • Tim Panaccio: Jakub Voracek is expected to return next week against the Red Wings according to GM Ron Hextall.

On the Minnesota Wild …

  • Chad Graff: Forward Jason Pominville is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He could play tonight.

On the Anaheim Ducks …

  • Eric Stephens: Devenseman Sami Vatanen left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

On the Calgary Flames …

  • Wes Gilbertson: Center Sam Bennett left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Pat Steinberg: Defenseman TJ Brodie left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.