Eastern Conference News: Panthers, Devils, Senators, Islanders, Penguins, Lightning and Capitals

Eastern Conference News: Panthers, Devils, Senators, Islanders, Penguins, Lightning and Capitals

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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray injured last night
On the Florida Panthers …

Matthew DeFranks: Coach Bob Boughner said that forward Evgeni Dadonov would be out for four to six weeks.

FLA Panthers PR: Roberto Luongo joins Patrick Roy as the only two goaltenders with 200 wins for two different teams – Panthers and Canucks.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Amanda Stein: Forward Marcus Johansson (concussion) has been cleared to play and will travel with the team this week. They leave on Thursday for Colorado.

Andrew Gross: Not confirmed but it sounds like Johansson could play next Tuesday in Columbus.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Dean Brown: The Senators recalled defenseman Thomas Chabot.

On the New York Islanders …

New York Islanders: Coach Doug Weight on forward Casey Cizikas: “He’s a little sore today, so he took the day off, but I don’t think it’s going to be anything serious. Could be 3 or 4 days, could be a week or he could be playing tomorrow.”

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Dave Isaac: Flyers forward Jakob Voracek crashed into Penguins goaltender Matt Murray. Murray had to be helped off the ice and wasn’t able to put any weight on his right foot/leg.

Sam Werner: Coach Mike Sullivan on if Murray is going to be out long-term: “If that becomes the scenario, then Tristan is going to have to make timely saves for us, game in and game out, and we believe he can do that for us.”

Sam Werner: Sullivan said that Murray would be evaluated : “He’s obviously out with a lower-body injury. We’ll probably have more answers tomorrow.”

 

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Caley Chelios: Coach Jon Cooper said that Jake Dotchin wouldn’t travel with the team. He’s not practicing and is still out day-to-day.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: Forward Andre Burakovsky didn’t practice yesterday, but he has been skating and shooting on his own.