Western Conference News: Ducks, Coyotes, Blackhawks, Oilers, Wild, Blues and Knights

Western Conference News: Ducks, Coyotes, Blackhawks, Oilers, Wild, Blues and Knights

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St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund made his season debut last night
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Eric Stephens: Forward Jakob Silfverberg was held out of the third period with an upper-body injury for precautionary reasons.

On the Arizona Coyotes …

Dave Vest: Coach Rick Tocchet on Niklas Hjalmarsson‘s injury: “He’s still going to be day-to-day, but the injury is a little bit worse than we thought. Our trainer is monitoring it, and we’ll go from there. I don’t have a lot of information on it, but obviously, he’s not going to play the next couple games.”

Dave Vest: Tocchet on Antti Raanta‘s status: “He’ll catch up with us back home. We’ll probably no more about (his recovery) on Friday. Scott (Wedgewood) will play tomorrow, and then we’ll make a decision after that. We have that back-to-back (this weekend). We’ll go from there.”

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Bob McKenzie: The Blackhawks put forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Edmonton Oilers: Coach Todd McLellan said that goaltender Cam Talbot “tweaked something in his upper body” on Tuesday night, but hasn’t ruled out for tonight.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Bob McKenzie: The Wild put defenseman Kyle Quincey on waivers.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Bob McKenzie: The Blues put defenseman Nate Prosser on waivers.

Chris Pinkert of NHL.com: Patrik Berglund returned to the Blues lineup for his first game of the season. Berglund dislocated his left shoulder this offseason.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

John Shannon: Golden Knights GM George McPhee said on Sportsnet 590 that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury still has at least one concussion symptom and is not skating. They won’t let him return to practice until he’s 100 percent.

Chris Johnston: The Golden Knights signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a four-year, $10 million contract extension.

Cap Friendly: McNabb’s contract is all base salary with no signing bonuses. Salary breakdown:

2018-19: $3M
2019-20: $2.5M
2020-21: $2.5M
2021-22: $2M