Jameson Olive: Florida Panthers coach Bob Boughner on Vincent Trocheck who skated for the first time since suffering his injury: “It’s the first day of probably many days he’s going to get out there and rehab and skate. It’s a real positive sign for us.”
No update on Blackwood
Abbey Mastracco: There was no update on New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood.
Chris Ryan: Blackwood left last night’s game in the first period.
Filppula to the IR and Eberle activated
New York Islanders: Coach Barry Trotz with an injury update: “Casey just had a maintenance day today. Fil and Hicks will not be traveling. Jordan skated with the team today, we just have to make sure he’s ok with the trainers and we’ll probably have an update this afternoon.”
Hayes out with an upper-body injury
Pageau to return on Sunday
Ottawa Senators: Coach Guy Boucher on how close Jean-Gabriel Pageau is to returning: “Pageau will not play tomorrow, but he will play Sunday…. This is a miracle. It’s not just ahead of time, it’s WAY ahead of time.”
Neuvirth hurt again
Andersen getting close
Dave McCarthy: Andersen after practice: “It’s getting close. It’s been a good progression over the last few days and obviously going through a full practice pretty much today, I’m feeling pretty good so definitely positive about it.”