Western Conference News: Ducks, Flames, Blackhawks, Avs, Kings, Predators, Blues, Sharks and...

Western Conference News: Ducks, Flames, Blackhawks, Avs, Kings, Predators, Blues, Sharks and Jets

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Dustin Byfuglien and Corey Perry
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Eric Stephens: Coach Randy Carlyle said that they expect forward Corey Perry to start skating soon. Carlyle believes Perry will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip but isn’t sure if he’ll play. After their road trip, they have their bye week.

On the Calgary Flames …

Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sun: Defenseman Travis Hamonic returned last night from his groin injury. Forward Michael Frolik left in the second period last night after taking a puck to the face.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Forward Artem Anisimov left in the first period with an upper-body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville said he “might miss some time,” but they’ll have a better idea .

Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Goaltender Corey Crawford is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville would only say that he’ll be out for “a bit.”

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Mike Chambers: The Avs recalled defenseman Andrei Mironov.

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Jon Rosen: The Kings activated forward Kyle Clifford. He was put on the IR to create a temporary roster space.

On the Nashville Predators …

Thomas Willis: GM David Poile said yesterday that they would see how defenseman Ryan Ellis feels after his first full practice on Monday, and then they will see if he’s good to go against the Golden Knights.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Lou Korac: Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has a lower-body injury that is not related to his previous ankle injury. Coach Mike Yeo wasn’t sure if Bouwmeester would be able to play today.

On the San Jose Sharks …

Curtis Pashelk: Barclay Goodrow isn’t ready to be activated off the IR yet.

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is getting closer to returning to the lineup. Byfuglien will be ready to return before Toby Enstrom.

“(Byfuglien) is making some progress,” said Maurice. “He’ll be the first one back. I’m hoping for some time just after the first (of January) for Dustin. He’s just got to get cleared (medically). He’s skating now, so there’s still healing that has to happen. But the skating can increase to the point that once he gets the green light (from the doctor), he shouldn’t be far off it. It’s not like we have to shut him down until he gets clearance.”