NHL Injury Updates
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is also traveling with the team.
Eric Engels: Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher (concussion) was on the ice yesterday for about 25-30 minutes. It was his first time back on the ice since he suffered the concussion. The earliest return is tomorrow.
- Joe Smith: McDonagh took a high hit from Brady Tkachuk and then an elbow to the head from Colin White. Coach Jon Cooper wouldn’t say if a concussion has been ruled out.
Not sure what the injury was for Ryan McDonagh, but he took a high hit from Tkachuk, plus an inadvertent elbow to the head from White. Asked Jon Cooper if a concussion was ruled out, but he didn’t elaborate on status other than McDonagh is “doubtful” for Sunday’s game in Carolina pic.twitter.com/dvDKe2Mijh
— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) January 5, 2020
He suffered a similar injury last but to the opposite knee.