NHL Injuries: Bruins, Hurricanes, Penguins, Flyers, Ducks, Kings and Jets

NHL Injuries: Bruins, Hurricanes, Penguins, Flyers, Ducks, Kings and Jets

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Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter undergoes surgery to repair a cut tendon
On the Boston Bruins …

Boston Bruins: The Bruins put Ryan Spooner on the IR with a right groin adductor tear. David Backes was activated from the IR.

Boston Bruins: GM Don Sweeney said the goaltender Tuukka Rask has a concussion and is following concussion protocols.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes have activated defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk off the IR.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: Defenseman Matt Hunwick is no longer listed on the IR on the Penguins website.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Dave Isaac: Forward Wayne Simmonds practiced with the team yesterday.

On the Anaheim Ducks …

Eric Stephens: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Eaves are highly doubtful for tonight’s game.

Eric Stephens: Forward Ondrej Kase (head) is hoping he’ll be able to play after having a couple of good practices: “Everything has been a little bit better, better and better.”

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Jon Rosen: Statement from Kings GM Rob Blake yesterday on Jeff Carter.

“Kings center Jeff Carter sustained a cut to his left leg during the first period of last night’s game and today is undergoing a surgical procedure to repair the injury. He is out indefinitely.”

Bob McKenzie: Carter’s surgery was to fix the damage done to his ankle tendon. Six to eight weeks might be the best case scenario.

Bob McKenzie: Carter’s injury is not to his Achilles’ tendon.

Chris Johnston: The Kings signed forward Brooks Laich to a one-year, two-way deal that pays him $650,000 in the NHL and $50,000 in the AHL.

Bob McKenzie: The Kings and Laich had agreed to the contract before Carter was injured.

Andy Tonge: The Kings sign defenseman Derek Forbort to a two-year contract extension. (Cap hit of $2.525 million)

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Scott Billeck: Defenseman Tyler Myers wasn’t on the ice yesterday morning.

Scott Billeck: Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien was back on the ice practicing.

Ken Wiebe: Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (lower-body) was in a no-contact jersey but practiced with the team.

Ken Wiebe: Forward Matt Hendricks (foot) practiced with a no-contact jersey.