NHL News: Ducks, Flames, Panthers, Sens, Devils, Rangers, Penguins, Canucks and Capitals

NHL News: Ducks, Flames, Panthers, Sens, Devils, Rangers, Penguins, Canucks and Capitals

New York Rangers Chris Kreider out six to eight weeks with a blood clot
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Renaud Lavoie: The Ducks put Dennis Rasmussen on waivers.

On the Calgary Flames …

Derek Wills: Looking like Jaromir Jagr will return to the lineup tonight after missing the past two games and seven of nine with a lower-body injury.

Kristen Odland: If Jagr returns tonight he will tie Ron Francis for third most NHL games played with 1,731.

On the Florida Panthers …

Matthew DeFranks: Forward Radim Vrbata is sick and won’t play tonight.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: Derick Brassard didn’t practice today.

NHL Player Safety: Senators Fredrik Claesson was suspended for two game for an illegal check to the head of Bruins Noel Acciari.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Renaud Lavoie: The Devils put Dalton Prout on waivers.

On the New York Rangers …

Larry Brooks: Forward Chris Kreider has been diagnosed with a spontaneous blood clot in his right arm.

Larry Brooks: Kreider has a similar condition to what Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had. He’s expected to be out for six to eight weeks.

New York Rangers: The Rangers recalled forward Vinni Lettieri.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins recalled defenseman Frank Corrado.

Sam Werner: Missing from the Penguins practice today include Bryan Rust, Chad Ruhwedel, and Kris Letang.

Sam Werner: Goaltender Matt Murray didn’t practice today.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Caley Chelios: Forward Ryan Callahan skated this morning wearing a no-contact jersey.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Vancouver Canucks: Defenseman Chris Tanev said he wouldn’t be playing tonight:  “I’m taking steps in the right direction. Hopefully, I’m in soon.”

Rick Dhaliwal: Coach Travis Green on Tanev: “He’s closer than Sutter. He had a good practice yesterday, but we’re not going to rush him back.”

On the Washington Capitals …

J.J. Regan: Defenseman Christian Djoos said he’d been cleared to play tonight.

Forward Lines at Practice …

Derek Wills: Calgary Flames lines: Gaudreau-Monahan-Ferland, Tkachuk-Backlund-Frolik, Bennett-Jankowski-Hathaway, Brouwer-Stajan-Jagr.

Ansar Khan: Detroit Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi, Tatar-Larkin-Mantha, Helm-Nielsen-Abdelkader, Booth-Athanasiou-Frk.

Chris Ryan: New Jersey Devils lines: Hall-Hischier-Bratt, Johansson-Zajac-Palmieri, Coleman-Boyle-Gibbons, Wood-Zacha-Noesen, Stafford, Hayes extras.

Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs lines: Hyman-Matthews-Nylander, Leivo-Kadri-Komarov, van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Marner, Martin-Moore-Brown.

Brian Munz: Winnipeg Jets lines: Connor-Wheeler-Laine, Perreault-Little-Ehlers, Copp-Lowry-Tanev, Matthias-Hendricks-Armia.

Defensive Pairings at Practice …

Derek Wills: Calgary Flames pairings: Giordano-Hamilton, Brodie-Hamonic, Kulak-Stone.

Ansar Khan: Detroit Red Wings pairings: DeKeyser-Green Ericsson-Daley Kronwall-Jensen Ouellet-Witkowski.

Chris Ryan: New Jersey Devils pairings: Moore-Vatanen, Greene-Santini, Butcher-Severson, Lovejoy extra.

Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs pairings: Rielly-Marincin, Gardiner-Carrick, Borgman-Polak.

Brian Munz: Winnipeg Jets pairings: Morrissey-Trouba, Kulikov-Myers, Chiarot-Poolman.