NHL News: Ducks, Stars, Oilers, Canadiens, Senators, Maple Leafs, Canucks and Capitals

NHL News: Ducks, Stars, Oilers, Canadiens, Senators, Maple Leafs, Canucks and Capitals

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Montreal Canadiens goaltenders Al Montoya and Carey Price
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Chris Johnston: The Ducks put Ondrej Kase on the IR.

Eric Stephens: Goaltender John Gibson was on the ice yesterday taking shots, but he wouldn’t say if he’ll be able to go on Sunday.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mike Heika: The Stars put Tyler Pitlick on the IR retroactive to No. 4th. Pitlick can be activated as early as today. The Stars recalled Derek McKenzie, but he’s not expected to play.

Mark Stepneski: The Stars have traded defenseman Ludwig Bystrom to the Florida Panthers for defenseman Reece Scarlett.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers recalled forward Jesse Puljujarvi and put Anton Slepyshev on the IR.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Eric Engels: Defenseman Shea Weber was on the ice for practice yesterday.

Eric Engels: Weber isn’t sure if he’ll be able to play today.

Renaud Lavoie: Forward Jonathan Drouin was on the ice for practice yesterday.

Renaud Lavoie: Forward Ales Hemsky (concussion) was on the ice for practice yesterday.

Eric Engels: The Canadiens put Carey Price on the IR, but he could be back any day according to coach Claude Julien.

Eric Engels: The Canadiens recall goaltender Zach Fucale on emergency backup. Al Montoya has an upper-body injury.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: Gary Bettman said that a downtown arena for the Senators is vital for them. Bettman doesn’t update on the negotiations.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Chris Johnston: Forward Auston Matthews isn’t traveling with the team and will miss his third consecutive game tonight.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Iain MacIntyre: Defenseman Chris Tanev won’t require surgery on his injured thumb and should only be out for two to three weeks.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen skated in a no-contact jersey.