Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Devils, Flyers, Penguins, Maple Leafs...

Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Devils, Flyers, Penguins, Maple Leafs and Playoff Race

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Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo stretchered off with a leg injury.
On the Boston Bruins …

Ty Anderson: Early word on defenseman Brandon Carlo‘s injury is not good.

Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports: Carlo was taken off the ice on a stretchered after he fell awkwardly – an ankle or foot injury.

“I don’t have an update yet. It didn’t look good when go off on a stretcher, obviously. So we’ll keep our fingers crossed on that one. same with Nash. I know he was getting stitches in his ear. We’ll see how that plays out in terms of whether they travel or not,” said Cassidy. “We’re leaving right after the game, so it’s not an ordinary where we’re leaving…it’s basically right now.”

Joe Haggerty: Forward Rick Nash is believed to have a concussion and is “progressing at his own pace.” He is working out but won’t be traveling with the team on their three-game road trip.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Sabres PR: Defenseman Victor Antipin was released from a Nashville hospital last night. There won’t be an update until sometime today.

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Predators forward Scott Hartnell hit Sabres defenseman Victor Antipin in the second period last. Antipin had to be stretchered off.

“He’s doing good,” coach Phil Housley said after the game. “We haven’t talked to our doctors so we’ll know more tomorrow. As far as I know he’s doing well right now.”

Sabres PR: The Sabres has reassigned forward Kyle Criscuolo to the AHL.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Blue Jackets PR: Defenseman Markus Nutivaara left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Chris Ryan: Forward Marcus Johansson has been cleared for contact but hasn’t been cleared for game action yet.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Philadelphia Flyers: Goaltender Michal Neuvirth is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. The Flyers have recalled goaltender Alex Lyon on an emergency basis.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Wes Crosby: Coach Mike Sullivan said that Phil Kessel was injured in the third period but they won’t have an update on his status until today.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Leafs PR: Defenseman Travis Dermott left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.

Jonas Siegel: Babcock on Dermott: “He had x-rays and there was nothing. And then they’ll have whatever scans they do next and then we’ll see how he’s feeling tomorrow and then we’ll make a decision.”