NHL News: Ducks, Flames, Blackhawks, Sens, Devils, Rangers, Canucks and Capitals

NHL News: Ducks, Flames, Blackhawks, Sens, Devils, Rangers, Canucks and Capitals

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Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Tom Gulitti: Defenseman Hampus Lindholm returned from his upper-body injury.

On the Calgary Flames …

Wes Gilbertson: Forward Jaromir Jagr returned to the lineup after being out with a lower-body injury.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Chris Hine: Coach Joel Quenneville said that they expect defensemen Cody Franson and Jan Rutta to be back on the ice soon. It could come as early as today.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: Bill Daly said that the NHL believes that Ottawa is a strong market and that no team can relocate without getting the approval of the board of governors. He is ‘mystified’ about the attendance issues they are having.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross: Forwards Taylor Hall and Marcus Johansson skated Friday and Saturday. Kyle Palmieri had been skating since last Tuesday took yesterday off.

Chris Ryan: Forward Nick Lappin was re-assigned to the AHL. Could be a good sign that at least one of Hall, Johansson or Palmieri are ready to return on Monday.

On the New York Rangers …

Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Forward Mika Zibanejad missed his ninth consecutive game last night. Zibanejad suffered a concussion on Nov. 24th, but played in their next game.

“Mika skated on his own and is following the protocol,” Vigneault said. “As far as I know, he’s improving. He’s going to practice with us on Monday.”

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Rick Dhaliwal: Defenseman Ben Hutton left practice early yesterday. Coach Travis Green didn’t give an update of Hutton.

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Defenseman Brooks Orpik (lower-body) was able to go last night, but T.J. Oshie remained out.

Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports: Oshie continues to make progress. He made it through half of practice on Friday in a no-contact jersey. Oshie won’t get back into the lineup until he can get through a full practice.

Monday is their next scheduled practice. They have a three-game road trip this week.