Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Panthers, Islanders, Rangers, Senators, and...

Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Panthers, Islanders, Rangers, Senators, and Lightning

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Alexandre Burrows suspended for ten games for an aggressor and kneeing Taylor Hall
On the Boston Bruins …

Boston Bruins on CLNS: Defenseman Kevan Miller and forwards Noel Acciari and Frank Vatrano (lower-body) missed last night’s game. Vatrano was injured in Detroit on Tuesday night.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Defenseman Jake McCabe suffered an upper-body injury during the first period on Tuesday against the Ducks.

Johan Larsson will return on Thursday from this two-game suspension.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

CBJ Public Relations: The Blue Jackets reassigned goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to the AHL and recalled Jeff Zatkoff.

Steve Gorten: Defenseman Ryan Murray (upper-body) skated in full gear yesterday before the start of practice.

On the Florida Panthers …

Florida Panthers PR: The Panthers have reassigned goaltender Samuel Montembeault to the AHL.

On the New York Islanders …

New York Islanders: Defenseman Scott Mayfield will be out for at least four weeks with a lower-body injury.

Shannon Hogan: Mayfield was put on the IR with a lower-body injury retroactive to February 5th.

On the New York Rangers …

New York Rangers: Coach Alain Vigneault said the Marc Staal is dealing with neck issues. Jimmy Vesey, Pavel Buchnevich, and Chris Kreider all skated yesterday. Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is off crutches.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Chris Stewart: Mark Stone was able to practice yesterday and they’ll see how his knee feels today.

NHL Player Safety: The NHL suspends forward Alex Burrows for 10 games for an aggressor and kneeing on Devils forward Taylor Hall.

Murray Pam: Burrows will forfeit $134,408.60 in salary.

Murray Pam: NHL Player Safety: “For the sole purpose of retribution, Burrows drags an unwilling opponent to the ice. Punches him several times, then uses his knee pad to violently inflict more punishment to his opponent’s head.This is a dangerous and unjustifiable attack.”

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Caley Chelios: Defenseman Dan Girardi on being day-to-day with a lower-body injury: “It felt good to get a full practice in, pretty tough out there. I feel pretty good, but you know we’ll see how I feel tomorrow morning.”

Bryan Burns: Coach Jon Cooper said he’s “not sure” if Girardi would be able to go tonight.