Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Canadiens and Maple Leafs

Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Canadiens and Maple Leafs

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Alex Galchenyuk has the flu. Shea Weber in a walking boot.
On the Boston Bruins …

Boston Bruins: The Bruins have sent forward Anders Bjork to the AHL.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Michael Smith: Coach Bill Peters on Lucas Wallmark: “He’s sore and doubtful for tomorrow.” Wallmark took a skate to the groin in the third night. Wasn’t cut, but a “painful injury.”

Michael Smith: Forward Jordan Staal was given a maintenance day yesterday, and he should be in the lineup.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Blue Jackets PR: The Blue Jackets recalled defenseman Dean Kukan.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Arpon Basu: Coach Claude Julien said that defenseman Shea Weber is still in a walking boot and “doubtful until after the All-Star Game.”

John Lu: Forward Alex Galchenyuk has the flu and his status for tonight is not known.

Stu Cowan: Canadiens goaltender Al Montoya on his return to practice after suffering a concussion back on November 4th.

“You go to a dark place for a long time,” Montoya added about recovering from his concussion. “For me to be out of there (on the ice), feeling good, being myself, it’s all I wanted. And now hockey’s here and now hockey feels great. I’m looking forward to it. I’m back right where I want to be and I feel great.”

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Kristen Shilton: Forward Josh Leivo missed practice yesterday for a “personal matter.” There is still no timeline on Nikita Soshnikov.