NHL Injuries: Sabres, Blackhawks, Stars, Red Wings, Kings, Islanders, Rangers, Canucks and...

NHL Injuries: Sabres, Blackhawks, Stars, Red Wings, Kings, Islanders, Rangers, Canucks and Capitals

John Klingberg could return to the Stars lineup before Christmas
Pominville still day-to-day

Joe Yerdon: Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville is still listed as day-to-day.

Murphy traveling but likely won’t play

Scott Powers: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy is traveling with the team on their road trip but he is not expected to play. He has been cleared for contact and is close to returning.

Klingberg expected back this month

Mark Stepneski: Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery said that the latest defenseman John Klingberg could return is December 27th. So he could get back in the lineup before Christmas.

Mark Stepneski: Montgomery said that there is no timetable for defensemen Marc Methot and Stephen Johns. Both players haven’t started skating yet.

Mantha out at least a month

Max Bultman: Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha will be out for four to six weeks with a hand injury.

Lewis suffers a setback

Jon Rosen: Los Angeles Kings forward Trevor Lewis suffered a setback and is going to be out a while according to coach Willie Desjardins.

Lehner tweaks something

Brian Compton: New York Islanders forward Barry Trotz said that goaltender Robin Lehner “tweaked a little something.” Lehner won’t be going on the IR and that it’s more of a precaution.

Rangers could get four back soon

Rick Carpiniello: Injured New York Rangers Mats Zuccarello, Pavel Buchnevich, Vladislav Namestnikov and Adam McQuaid practiced yesterday and they could return during their road trip to Florida and Tampa.

Baertschi practices

Vancouver Canucks: Canucks forward Jay Beagle returned to the lineup last night: “Getting injured that early in the season was tough, especially coming to a new team. Rehab and recovery went well, so I’m just pumped for tonight.”

Patrick Johnston of the Province: Canucks forward Sven Baertschi is progressing from his concussion. Baertschi was on the ice with teammates for the first time since he suffered his concussion back on October 24th.

Baertschi visited a concussion specialist last week in Detroit.

Brandon Sutter skated before practice. He’s not expected to return until after Christmas.

Wilson may have suffered a concussion

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has an “upper-body” injury according to the team.

It looked like Wilson suffered a concussion. The Capitals classify concussions under “upper-body” injuries.

Ian Oland: Capitals coach Todd Reirden said that Wilson’s head had slammed off of the ice and that Wilson will be re-evaluated this morning.