Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Sabres, Jackets, Red Wings, Islanders, Rangers, Penguins and...

Eastern Conference News: Bruins, Sabres, Jackets, Red Wings, Islanders, Rangers, Penguins and Capitals

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On the Boston Bruins …

Amalie Benjamin: Forward David Backes is a possibility tonight.

Boston Bruins: Forward Jake Debrusk (upper-body) and David Krejci (re-aggravated his upper-body injury) are day-to-day and out tonight.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Joe Yerdon: Defenseman Zach Bogosian could be ready to return by the weekend.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Aaron Portzline: Forward Josh Anderson after colliding heavily with the boards: “It could have been a lot worse than it was. As soon as I saw the boards, I tried to get my arm up as fast as I could, and I think that protected me from getting knocked out. I went arm first, then head, then shoulder.”

Aaron Portzline: Anderson said he didn’t go through concussion protocol.

Brian Hedger: The Blue Jackets recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson on emergency recall yesterday.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ted Kulfan: Defenseman Trevor Daley missed last night’s game with a neck injury.

On the New York Islanders …

Brian Compton: Coach Doug Weight said Casey Cizikas‘ injury is day-to-day.

On the New York Rangers …

Jon Lane: Defenseman Ryan McDonagh missed his fourth straight game with an abdominal strain.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: Goaltender Matt Murray is week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Evgeni Malkin is day-to-day and will be traveling with the team.

Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins recalled goaltender Casey DeSmith.

On the Washington Capitals …

Chris Johnston: The Capitals put Aaron Ness on waivers.

Tarik El-Bashir: The Capitals needed to make a roster move so that they could activate defenseman Christian Djoos. Djoos has missed their past six games.