NHL News: Avs, Wild, Canadiens, Predators, Devils, Flyers, Leafs and Jets

NHL News: Avs, Wild, Canadiens, Predators, Devils, Flyers, Leafs and Jets

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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers could be ready for Game 4
On the Colorado Avalanche …

Ryan Boulding: Defenseman Sam Girard missed last night game. Coach Jared Bednar before last night’s game: “Looks like he’ll probably miss one more.”

Adrian Dater: Girard practiced yesterday but was wearing a no-contact jersey.

Lauren Gardner: Goaltender Jonathan Bernier left last night’s game early with a lower-body injury.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Michaele Russo: If Tyler Ennis comes out of the lineup on Friday, Kyle Rau could be an option to replace him.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

John Lu: Forward Paul Byron will be out for six months after shoulder surgery.

On the Nashville Predators …

Adrian Dater: Forward Kevin Fiala left after taking a big hit from Nikata Zadorov.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Amanda Stein: Defenseman Sami Vatanen left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

Chris Ryan: Coach John Hynes didn’t have an update on Vatanen after the game and didn’t go into the hit that knocked him out: “Does me no good to get into it.”

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Philadelphia Flyers: Forward Sean Couturier missed last night’s game with a lower-body injury.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Jonas Siegel: Coach Mike Babcock said that forward Leo Komarov won’t play in Game 4.

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Scott Billeck: Ron McLean said that he is hearing that defenseman Tyler Myers will be able to go on Friday.

Winnipeg Jets PR: Defenseman Sami Niku has been re-assigned to the AHL.

Ken Wiebe: Coach Paul Maurice on defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

“Rehabbing, I don’t have a timeline for you, but I never did. So this just isn’t my playoff shutdown on injuries. That goes back to the regular season. Progressing day by day.”

NHL Player Safety: Defenseman Josh Morrissey was suspended for one game for cross-checking Wild forward Eric Staal.