Western Conference News: Ducks, Flames, Avs, Stars, Kings, Seattle, Canucks, and Jets

Western Conference News: Ducks, Flames, Avs, Stars, Kings, Seattle, Canucks, and Jets

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On the Anaheim Ducks …

Elliotte Friedman: Dennis Rasmussen cleared waivers, and his contract is terminated. The Ducks put Korbinian Holzer on waivers.

On the Calgary Flames …

Derek Wills: Good news for the Flames and Mike Smith, who will be out Thursday, but will only be listed as day-to-day after that.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Mike Chambers: Forward Nathan MacKinnon practiced in a no-contact jersey. He’s getting close.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: Defenseman Marc Methot is expected to return to the lineup on Friday.

On the Los Angeles Kings …

LA Kings PR: The Kings put forward Trevor Lewis on the IR retroactive to February 9th.

On Seattle …

Chris Daniels: The NHL confirms that they have received an expansion application from Seattle.

David Pagnotta: “$10M application fee included, $2M of which is nonrefundable. Now NHL will go through its motions & due diligence. Season ticket drive likely from ownership side.”

Pierre LeBrun: The next steps for the NHL: “Review of application, submission of additional information, league due diligence, review with the Executive Committee, recommendation to the Board.”

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Rick Dhaliwal: Hearing that Markus Granlund will have ankle surgery and will be out for seven to eight weeks. They got opinions from three doctors before they decided on the surgery.

Rick Dhaliwal: Defenseman Chris Tanev could be out for ten days as he has a micro fracture in the small bone in his leg.

Rick Dhaliwal: Utica GM Ryan Johnson on Adam Gaudette signing soon: “I spent time with Adam last week. He has lots of pressure with Hobey Baker talk and leading his team, no need to add pressure, that will take care of itself.”

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Sara Orlesky: Forward Adam Lowry isn’t skating yet. Goaltender Steve Mason is skating every other day.

Ken Wiebe: Forward Matt Hendricks left last night’s game early. Suspect that it is an upper-body injury, possibly a concussion. He was blindsided by Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey.