Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Islanders, Rangers, Lightning, and...

Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Islanders, Rangers, Lightning, and Maple Leafs

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Boston Bruins forward David Backes left last night's game early.
On the Boston Bruins …

Boston Bruins: David Backes left last night’s game after taking a hit from Ducks Nick Ritchie.

Boston Bruins: Coach Bruce Cassidy on Anders Bjork: “It’s upper-body, he’ll miss some time.” Cassidy didn’t give an update on David Backes.

Joe Haggerty: Bjork left last night’s game early with an upper-body injury. It looked like his left shoulder.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Steve Gorten: Coach John Tortorella on injured defenseman Ryan Murray: “We still have Murr out. I’m not sure when that is ever going to come to fruition as far as him playing.”

Mark Scheig: The Blue Jackets activated forward Brandon Dubinsky and reassigned Zac Dalpe.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Helene St. James: Coach Jeff Blashill said that Trevor Daley, Darren Helm, and Justin Abdelkader are all expected to play tonight.

Ansar Khan: Daley said he’s ready to return to the lineup. Helm said that he’ll likely play but would know for sure after their morning skate today.

On the New York Islanders …

Andy Graziano: The Islanders activated forward Casey Cizikas off the IR.

On the New York Rangers …

Matt Calamia: The Rangers recalled forward Peter Holland and defenseman Tony DeAngelo.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: Defenseman Victor Hedman returned to the Lightning’s lineup last night.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

James Mirtle: Coach Mike Babcock hinted that defenseman Nikita Zaitsev could be ready to return to the lineup tonight.