Western Conference News: Canucks, Ducks, Stars, Predators, Coyotes, Blues, Wild, and Coyotes

Western Conference News: Canucks, Ducks, Stars, Predators, Coyotes, Blues, Wild, and Coyotes

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Mikael Granlund likely out for the Wild's next four games
On the Vancouver Canucks …

Ben Kuzma: GM Jim Benning confirmed that Jonathan Dahlen would play for a month with Timra of Allsvenskan, and then move to the Swedish Elite League.

On the Anaheim Ducks …

Anaheim Ducks: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Ondrej Kase and his upper-body injury would be re-evaluated today.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: Defenseman Dan Hamhuis missed last night’s game with a groin injury.

On the Nashville Predators …

John Boruk: Defenseman Roman Josi hasn’t practiced the past two days.

Brooks Bratten: Forward Kevin Fiala is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He was on the ice yesterday for their morning skate.

One the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Forward Brendan Perlini left last night’s game early with an upper-body injury and didn’t return.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Jim Thomas: The Blues announce a five-year AHL affiliation with the San Antonio Rampage starting in 2018-19.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune: Coach Bruce Boudreau said that Mikael Granlund would likely miss the next four games with a groin injury.

Winger Zach Parise practiced yesterday and is “getting closer every day.”

“I think Granny is going to miss the next four games for sure,” Boudreau said. “It’s a day at a time with him.

“(With Parise), I have the same answer. Whatever the doctors say. Zach is feeling a lot better right now, and usually, players get so anxious when they feel better. It’s a doctor-trainer thing. It’s not a coach thing. We all wish he was back in the lineup. When he gets the OK to play, we’ll play him.

On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Coach Rick Tocchet after they assigned Dylan Strome to the AHL.

“He actually had a really nice camp,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “He’s just got to get a little quicker in his decisions, be a little quicker on the puck. That just comes with playing a lot.

“He’ll play in all different situations (in Tucson), playing on the power play and the penalty kill, get his feet under him. He’s probably disappointed but we like where we’re going with him right now.”