Eastern Conference News: Panthers, Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning, Leafs and Capitals

Eastern Conference News: Panthers, Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning, Leafs and Capitals

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Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo helped off the ice with a lower-body injury
On the Florida Panthers …

Matthew DeFranks: Coach Bob Boughner said that Roberto Luongo would have an MRI . They expect him to miss on Thursday.

Jameson Olive: Boughner said that Luongo was “hobbling a bit” after the game and that they’d know more . Safe to say he’ll be out on Thursday.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

John Lu: Coach Claude Julien said that Artturi Lehkonen‘s upper-body injury is doing well and he might be able to skate soon.

On the New York Rangers …

Justin Tasch: Mika Zibanejad (concussion) was riding an exercise bike yesterday. He is following concussion protocol and is day-to-day.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Caley Chelios: Jake Dotchin practiced yesterday in a no-contact jersey yesterday. Braydon Coburn didn’t practice.

Erik Erlendsson: Cooper on if Dotchin could return this week: “he was sipping around out there in red (jersey), need to get him in blue.”

Erik Erlendsson: Coach Jon Cooper said that Coburn is progressing but will be out for the time being.

Bryan Burns: Cooper said that Coburn is still day-to-day with his lower-body injury.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Mark Masters: Coach Mike Babcock isn’t sure if Tyler Bozak (illness) will be able to play on Wednesday. If Bozak can’t go, William Nylander may get a shot at center. Nylander practiced at center yesterday for the first time this season.

Jonas Siegel: Babcock on if he could see Nylander being a center long-term: “Yeah, I don’t know. I’m just trying to win the game against Calgary, so we’ll just go from there.”

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Forward T.J. Oshie left last night’s game early with an upper-body injury.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Forward Andre Burakovsky will practice with the team today. They think he’ll be ready to get back in the lineup early next week.