Western Conference News: Coyotes, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks, Blues, Canucks and Playoff Race

Western Conference News: Coyotes, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks, Blues, Canucks and Playoff Race

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Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin will retire after the season.
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Forward Christian Dvorak hasn’t been ruled out for their season finale.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Tracey Myers: The Blackhawks recalled goaltender Jeff Glass on an emergency basis and reassigned Collin Delia.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Minnesota Wild: Defenseman Ryan Suter will need surgery to repair the fracture he has in his right ankle. He is done for the season.

On the San Jose Sharks …

Paul Gackle of The Mercury News: Coach Pete DeBoer said that it’s doubtful that Joe Thornton will return to the lineup for any of their three remaining regular season games. Thornton was on their ice for their 30-minute practice yesterday.

“Whether it’s at the beginning of playoffs or partway through the playoffs, he’s making good strides,” DeBoer said. “We’re seeing him here, he’s on the ice with us, so we know that’s on the horizon.”

On the St. Louis Blues …

St. Louis Blues: Forward Scottie Upshall is out indefinitely with a lacerated left kidney. He suffered the injury on Saturday.

Jeremy Rutherford: Upshall will be out for the rest of the season. GIF below is where the injury occurred.

 

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Henrik and Daniel Sedin on NHL.com: The Sedin’s will be retiring after 18 seasons on the NHL.

“We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us.”

Elliotte Friedman: When asked if Thursday would be their last game as it’s in Vancouver, they said no and that they plan on go to Edmonton for Saturday’s game.

Rick Dhaliwal: Daniel on their last three games:  “We will enjoy it as much as we can, try and get a few wins for the fans.”