Western Conference News: Coyotes, Avs, Jackets, Stars, Wild, Blues, Canucks and Knights

Western Conference News: Coyotes, Avs, Jackets, Stars, Wild, Blues, Canucks and Knights

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Martin Hanzal and Marc-Andre Fleury
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson left last night’s games with an upper-body injury.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Mike Chambers: Forwards Tyson Jost and Colin Wilson will start skating this week. They are looking into getting J.T. Compher a playing cast.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Cleveland Monsters: The Blue Jackets recalled forward Tyler Motte and signed forward Terry Broadhurst to an AHL PTO.

Aaron Portzline: Motte’s recall indicates that forward Cam Atkinson could miss some time.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Forward Martin Hanzal missed last night’s game with a lower-body injury that he suffered on Friday. It’s unrelated to the ankle injury that kept him out of training camp. He’ll likely skate today or tomorrow.

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Defenseman Stephen Johns has been out with a concussion since last week. Johns is skating and hopeful that he could play on Thursday.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Dane Mizutani: Forward Nino Niederreiter will be a game-time decision today.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Lou Korac: Forward Patrik Berglund skated for a bit yesterday at their morning skate. He’s not ready yet.

Jeremy Rutherford: Coach Mike Yeo said on the weekend that defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was “not too far off.”

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Ben Kuzma: Coach Travis Green on Brock Boeser‘s foot contusion: “It’s in a spot where we have to wait it out. I don’t expect it to be more than a day or two.”

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Arthur Staple: Goaltender Oscar Dansk left last night’s game early. Max Lagace got into his first NHL game. Lagace is the fourth goaltender used by the Golden Knights this season.

Steve Carp: Marc-Andre Fleury is with the team but hasn’t been cleared to play. He’s not an option for them yet.

Vegas Golden Knights: Gerard Gallant said that Maxime Lagace would “probably” start tonight.