NHL Injuries: Rangers, Lightning, Wings, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Stars and Ducks

NHL Injuries: Rangers, Lightning, Wings, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Stars and Ducks

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Henrik Lundqvist and Dan Girardi are about to return to the New York Rangers lineup.
On the New York Rangers …

New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist said he’ll return on Sunday and will be starting.

New York Rangers: Defenseman Dan Girardi will return to the lineup today.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times: The Lightning didn’t give and update on defenseman Jason Garrison yesterday, who was injured on Thursday, but they did recall defenseman Slater Koekkoek.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ansar Khan: Coach Jeff Blashill said that Darren Helm wasn’t ready to return last night, but might be able to go on Sunday.

On the New York Islanders …

Arthur Staple: Forward Ryan Strome doesn’t need surgery but is out for three to six weeks. He’s out for at least the regular season.

Arthur Staple: Coach Doug Weight didn’t have an update on forward Nikolai Kulemin. They don’t think it’s too serious and are hopeful he can play tonight.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Aaron Portzline:¬†Forward Oliver Bjorkstrand is doing better but they have ruled him out for tonight’s game. No other update provided.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: Defenseman Dan Hamhuis and forward Jiri Hudler missed last night’s game with lower-body injuries.

Sean Shapiro: Hudler won’t be in the lineup on Sunday and Lindy Ruff said they would likely recall a forward.

On the Anaheim Ducks …

Curtis Zupka: Goaltender John Gibson said that he’s feeling better. He’s not sure how many regular season games he’d like to get into before the playoffs start. It’s more important to him to get back to full health.

Anaheim Ducks: Defenseman Clayton Stoner has been sent to the AHL on a long-term injury conditioning loan.