Morning Hits: Ducks, Pens, Sens, Rangers, Blue Jackets, and Wild

Morning Hits: Ducks, Pens, Sens, Rangers, Blue Jackets, and Wild

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On the Anaheim Ducks …

Eric Stephens: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Ondrej Kase suffered a lower-body injury in last night’s game from a Milan Lucic cross check. He’ll have an MRI in Anaheim today.

Helene Elliott: Defenseman Korbinian Holzer has left for Germany for personal reasons and will return in a day or two. He has headed back to Germany earlier this season as well.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Dave Molinari: Got confirmation that Daniel Sprong will join the Penguins sometime this week.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Renaud Lavoie: No confirmation if forward Bobby Ryan will be in the lineup tonight or not. Forward Zack Smith is more doubtful than Ryan.

Mike Morreale: Coach Guy Boucher said that Bobby Ryan and Zack Smith are day-to-day. Tom Pyatt and Chris Wideman would be options to fill in.

On the New York Rangers …

Steve Zipay: Coach Alain Vigneault said that Rick Nash could have practiced yesterday and will be ready for today.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Aaron Portzline: Have been told that defenseman Markus Nutivaara has successful hip surgery. He’s expected to be rehabbing for four months, which is real close to the start training camp.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Sources saying Wild forward Jason Zucker is to have sports hernia surgery today. Recovery time will be known after the surgery is performed.

Defenseman Christian Folin had surgery on his right shoulder on Monday and is expected to be ready for training camp.

Defenseman Marco Scandella had left hip surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be ready for training camp.

Defenseman Ryan Suter was dealing with an upper-body injury during the playoffs and it’s not known yet if he’ll require surgery.

Forward Mikael Granlund had a broken hand during the playoffs.

On Vladimir Tkachev …

Elliotte Friedman: Kazan’s Vladimir Tkachev signed a new deal. There had been some NHL interest but he decided to stay.