Western Conference News: Coyotes, Avs, Oilers, Kings, Wild and Sharks

Western Conference News: Coyotes, Avs, Oilers, Kings, Wild and Sharks

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Tyson Barrie and Connor McDavid
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Coach Rick Tocchet didn’t have an update on forward Brad Richardson after the game. Richardson left early with an upper-body injury.

Arizona Coyotes: The Coyotes recalled defenseman Andrew Campbell and reassigned defenseman Joel Hanley and forward Nick Merkley to the AHL.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Adrian Dater of BSN Denver: Defenseman Tyson Barrie left last night’s game in the first period after blocking a shot with his hand. X-rays showed that there is a broken bone in his right hand. He’ll be further evaluated by doctors, and he’ll likely be out for a few weeks.

On the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes …

Adrian Dater: Defenseman Samuel Girard went through mandatory concussion protocol after Rinaldo’s punch.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Jason Gregor: Coach Todd McLellan on Connor McDavid who left the game early after blocking a shot with his foot: “The X-ray came back negative. Foot is sore but expect him to play in Winnipeg.”

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Jon Rosen: The LA Kings recalled goaltender Jack Campbell on an emergency basis. The Kings put forward Kyle Clifford on the IR retroactive to December 16th.

Jon Rosen: Coach John Stevens on defenseman Christian Folin: “He hasn’t really started skating again yet, but we’ve got the break coming here. We want to just let everything settle down, get him going again after the break. I would hope he starts skating after the break, but we’ll see.”

On the Minnesota Wild …

Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press: Forward Nino Niederreiter missed last night’s game. He left Friday’s game in the first period with a lower-body injury. Coach Bruce Boudreau yesterday.

“I just know that he’s out for tonight,” Boudreau said. “I’ve got to think that it’s not long term. It wasn’t like he broke his foot or anything.”

On the San Jose Sharks …

Paul Gackle: Coach Pete DeBoer said that Paul Martin missed Friday’s AHL game with the flu. wonders if something suspicious is going with Martin with all his “mysterious setback, illnesses, etc.”

Kevin Kurz: Martin is now back with the Sharks after his conditioning stint.