Eastern Conference Injuries: Sabres, Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Devils, Islanders, Senators, Flyers and...

Eastern Conference Injuries: Sabres, Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Devils, Islanders, Senators, Flyers and Capitals

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Brandon Dubinsky sent back to Columbus for an MRI.
Larsson returns

Mike Harrington: Buffalo Sabres forward Johan Larsson returns to the lineup.

Dubinsky back to Columbus for an MRI

Mark Scheig: The Columbus Blue Jackets sent forward Brandon Dubinsky home to get an MRI done on his hip. He is finished for the rest of their road trip.

McCarron done for the season … Byron day-to-day

Renaud Lavoie: Montreal Canadiens forward Michael McCarron will have surgery on his left shoulder and is done for the season.

Eric Engels: Canadiens forward Paul Byron didn’t practice – day-to-day with a forearm injury.

Lovejoy activated

Abby Mastracco: The New Jersey Devils have activated defenseman Ben Lovejoy off the IR and he returned to the lineup.

No update on Clutterbuck and no timetable for Ladd and Hickey

Andrew Gross: New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz didn’t have an update on Cal Clutterbuck.

Andrew Gross: Both Andrew Ladd and Thomas Hickey were on the ice but there is still no timetable on when they could return.

Rodewald out two weeks

Murray Pam: Ottawa Senators Jack Rodewald will be out for two weeks with a lower-body injury.

Elliott close to returning

John Boruk: Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott could return to the lineup sometime next week according to coach Scott Gordon.

Kuznetsov passes concussion protocol … Djoos could be back tomorrow

Brian McNally: Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov had to go to the quiet room after a hit from Ian Cole: “My job is to play hockey, doctor’s job is to save my life, right? So I have to listen to him.”

Brian McNally: Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos is back with the team and is “an option” to play on Saturday according to coach Todd Reirden.