NHL Injuries: Coyotes, Bruins, Blue Jackets, Wings, Oilers, Islanders, Pens, Sharks, Lightning,...

NHL Injuries: Coyotes, Bruins, Blue Jackets, Wings, Oilers, Islanders, Pens, Sharks, Lightning, Leafs and Knights

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The Arizona Coyotes lose Nick Schmaltz for the season but have him for seven more years.
Nick Schmaltz done of the year

Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

Charlie McAvoy to return to the ice today

Ty Anderson: Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy is expected to skate today.

Blue Jackets lose two last night

Brian Hedger: Columbus Blue Jackets Markus Hannikainen (upper-body) and Brandon Dubinsky (lower-body) left last night’s game early.

Brian Hedger: After the game, it didn’t look like Dubinsky was wearing a walking boot or brace.

Mike Green could return on the weekend

Helene St. James: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said that defenseman Mike Green could be a possibility for their game on Saturday.

Oilers lose Alex Petrovic

Edmonton Oilers: Defenseman Alex Petrovic left last night’s game early.

Thomas Hickey close

Brian Compton: New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz said that defenseman Thomas Hickey is “getting closer and closer.”

No update on Patric Hornqvist and Zach Aston-Reese

Wes Crosby: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn’t have an update on forwards Patric Hornqvist or Zach Aston-Reese. Sullivan got the sense that Aston-Reese could be out of the lineup for “a little while.”

Justin Braun skates

Kevin Kurz: San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun was on the ice yesterday. He has been out with a knee injury.

Ryan Callahan day-to-day

Bryan Burns: Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that forward Ryan Callahan “aggravated something” and is listed as day-to-day.

Zach Hyman to return

Kevin McGran: Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said that forward Zach Hyman should be able to return for their next game on Thursday.

Reilly Smith to the IR

Jesse Granger: The Vegas Golden Knights put forward Reilly Smith on the IR. He’ll be out for at least Thursday’s and Saturday’s game.

Danny Webster: Both Smith and defenseman Colin Miller weren’t on the ice yesterday.