Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Hurricanes, Devils, Islanders, Rangers, Senators, Maple Leafs, and...

Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Hurricanes, Devils, Islanders, Rangers, Senators, Maple Leafs, and Capitals

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On the Boston Bruins …

Mike Loftus: Coach Bruce Cassidy said the forward Frank Vatrano (lower-body) and Anders Bjork (upper-body), and defenseman Kevan Miller (upper-body) will be out tonight. Noel Acciari‘s status for today will be determined after their morning skate.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Pierre LeBrun: Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris cleared waivers.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross: Coach John Hynes said that forward Marcus Johansson, out with a concussion, worked out off ice yesterday. Cory Schneider (groin) didn’t work out yesterday but is expected to do so today.

On the New York Islanders …

New York Islanders: The Islanders activated Johnny Boychuk from the IR.

On the New York Rangers …

Justin Tasch: Coach Alain Vigneault said the Ryan McDonagh – who missed last night’s game – has had a “lingering upper-body injury since San Jose.” That was two weeks ago. He is listed as day-to-day, but likely won’t travel with the team to Winnipeg and Minnesota according to Vigneault.

Dan Rosen: The Rangers assigned defenseman Brendan Smith to the AHL, and recalled defenseman John Gilmour.

Justin Tasch: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec left last night’s game after the first period with a knee injury.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Brent Wallace: The Senators signed Ben Harpur to a two-year, one-way contract worth $1.45 million – $650,000 next year and $800,000 the following year.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Both forwards Mark Stone and Derick Brassard said they will return to the lineup tonight against the Maple Leafs. Stone has been out since January 20th, and Brassard has missed the past two games.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Drag Like Pull: Yesterday was last day of Nikita Soshnikov‘s conditioning stint in the AHL. By the Maple Leafs will have to activate him, put him on waivers, or trade him.

On the Washington Capitals …

Washington Capitals: The Capitals acquired Adam Chapie and Joe Whitney from the Rangers for John Albert and Hubert Labrie.