Western Conference News: Ducks, Flames, Blackhawks, Stars, Predators, Blues, and Golden Knights

Western Conference News: Ducks, Flames, Blackhawks, Stars, Predators, Blues, and Golden Knights

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Mike Fisher practices with Predators for first time since announcing comeback
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Bob McKenzie: The Ducks put Dennis Rasmussen on unconditional waivers.

On the Calgary Flames …

Darren Dreger: The MRI results for Mike Smith should be known this morning to give a better idea of what the severity could be.

Eric Francis: Several sources saying that Mike Smith‘s groin injury isn’t as bad as they originally feared.

Kristen Anderson: Coach Glen Gulutzan said that Mike Smith won’t be available tonight.

Calgary Flames: The Flames recalled goaltender Jon Gillies from the AHL on an emergency basis.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Scott Powers: Coach Joel Quenneville said that there isn’t a timetable for Corey Crawford to return to the lineup. They haven’t discussed the idea of shutting him down for the season.

Mark Lazerus: Crawford: “I want to get back playing. But it’s a process to get there.”

On the Dallas Stars …

Sean Shapiro: The Stars reassign Jason Dickinson and Dillon Heatherington.

On the Nashville Predators …

Brooks Bratten: Mike Fisher practiced for the first time since announcing his comeback.

Thomas Willis: Fisher: “I feel better than I thought I would at this point.”

On the St. Louis Blues …

Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Forward Zach Sanford was injured on the first day of training camp, but he is close to returning.

“He’s coming along,” coach Mike Yeo said Monday. “I would say he’s obviously not in the lineup tomorrow but we’re going to have to put a plan together for the best way to get him back as quickly as possible is. His strength is there, his skating is there. Conditioning wise we’re very pleased with where he’s at. For him, it’s just a comfort level of him feeling he’s ready to go in and compete and play at his level.”

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Jesse Granger: Coach Gerard Gallant said that Tomas Nosek is “real close. I’m not sure if he will play tomorrow but he’s close.”

Jesse Granger: Gallant said that Malcolm Subban is out this week and is listed as “week-to-week.”