Metropolitan Division: Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Devils, Islanders, Flyers, and Penguins

Metropolitan Division: Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Devils, Islanders, Flyers, and Penguins

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Matt Murray and Taylor Hall
On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Michael Smith: Defenseman Brett Pesce (upper-body) practiced yesterday. He’s not ready just yet, but it sounds like he’s very close.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Brian Hedger: Forward Cam Atkinson said that it’s possible that he could return before the estimated four-to-six weeks, though he would need to get medical clearance. He had two screws inserted into his foot.

Blue Jackets PR: The Blue Jackets acquire goaltender Jeff Zatkoff from the LA Kings for future considerations. Zatkoff has been assigned to the AHL.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Chris Ryan: Forward Taylor Hall missed last night’s game and will be out tonight with a hand issue. Coach John Hynes said that it’s a short-term issue.

Shawn Roarke: Defenseman Mirco Mueller has been recalled from his two-game conditioning stint. He didn’t play last night, and they are still evaluating him.

On the New York Islanders …

Arthur Staple:  Coach Doug Weight said that Casey Cizikas could return on Thursday, but it’s more likely that he’ll return after the All-Star break. Defenseman Johnny Boychuk will be a bit longer as he needs to work on his conditioning.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers have recalled defenseman Mark Alt and loaned defenseman Travis Sanheim to the AHL.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: The Penguins assigned forward Daniel Sprong to the AHL.

Pens Inside Scoop: Goaltender Matt Murray was back on the ice. The Penguins are taking it day-by-day with Murray.