Eastern Conference Injuries: Lightning, Devils, Habs, Wings, Jackets, Sabres and Capitals

Eastern Conference Injuries: Lightning, Devils, Habs, Wings, Jackets, Sabres and Capitals

Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Phillip Grubauer of the Washington Capitals
On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times: Forward Steven Stamkos has been skating with the team that past few weeks, and even traveled with the team last week. There is still no timetable on his return.

“We’re not even in a spot to sit here and throw a date on him,” coach Jon Cooper said.

Mid-March would be the four month mark. He was expected to be out four to six months.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross of the Record: Defenseman Andy Greene didn’t travel with the team due to a family reason, but could join the team mid-trip. Michael Cammalleri (shoulder) and Jacob Josefson (upper-body) also didn’t travel with the team. Damon Severson (upper-body) and Miles Wood (lower-body) traveled with the team but are expected to be out short-term.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Dan Robertson: Coach Claude Julien said that Alex Radulov is doubtful for tonight.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ted Kulfan: GM Ken Holland said that defenseman Ryan Sproul is out with a sprained knee.

Brendan Savage: Jeff Blashill said that Gustav Nyquist status for tonight is not yet known. He has a stomach bug.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Aaron Portzline: Forward Josh Anderson will be out seven to 10 days with a lower-body injury. It’s believed that he has a right knee issue.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Bill Hoppe: Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov is out tonight with an upper-body injury,

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Sounds like T.J. Oshie‘s “upper-body” injury is a concussion he got two weeks ago against the Flyers.

Jesse Dougherty and Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post: Forward Andre Burakovsky has been out since February 9th with a right hand injury, but is getting closer to returning. He’ll probably travel with the team on their road trip.

“He’s doing good, he’s skating,” Trotz said. “I anticipate him probably joining us maybe on this trip a little bit for practice. If he does come out it will probably be noncontact for a little while here, but he’s progressing really well. We had to determine if he’d make the trip or stay back.

“I think based on where he is that he will probably, and give me a little leeway, that he will probably be joining us on the trip. We’ll say that he’ll practice and do the morning skates and stuff like that.”