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NHL News: Flames, Stars, Kings, Devils, Rangers, Penguins, Blues, Lightning, Knights and Jets

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Ben Bishop will travel with the Stars.
On the Calgary Flames …

Mike Zeisberger: GM Brad Treliving on goaltender Mike Smith: “It’s a weird injury and we certainly don’t want to see it regress. But I will say that it’s positive that he’s on the trip … If he can string together a few days without any setbacks, it definitely will be encouraging.”

Ryan O’Donnell: Forward Kris Versteeg skated in a contact jersey at their AHLs team practice.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: Coach Ken Hitchcock yesterday on goaltender Ben Bishop: “Ben is feeling much better today. He is going to come with us on the road trip, and we are hopeful he gets on the ice sometime next week with us. At what stage I can’t tell you.”

Mark Stepneski: Expect GM Jim Nill to address Martin Hanzal injury today.

Mike Heika: Forward Radek Faksa and defenseman Esa Lindell skated yesterday and they are hopeful both could play tonight.

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Lisa Dillman: The Kings activated forward Trevor Lewis from the IR.

On the New Jersey Devils …

New Jersey Devils: The Devils activated Brian Gibbons off the IR.

Mike Morreale: Forward Pavel Zacha is out with an upper-body injury.

Mike Morreale: Forward Marcus Johansson (concussion) has been skating.

On the New York Rangers …

New York Rangers: Forward Chris Kreider left last night’s game for precautionary reasons.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: The Penguins recalled Josh Jooris on an emergency basis.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Jeremy Rutherford: Goaltender Carter Hutton has a neck injury.

Jeremy Rutherford: GM Doug Armstrong said the injury happened after their morning skate.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Bryan Burns: Coach Jon Cooper said that defenseman Ryan McDonagh is still on track for returning next week.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Vegas Golden Knights: The Golden Knights have signed NCAA free agent defenseman Zach Whitecloud to a three-year entry-level contract.

Steve Carp: GM George McPhee on Whitecloud: “He’s a mobile defenseman. He moves the puck real well and he’s a safe player right now. We think he plays conservatively & we believe he can give us a lot more offensively. He has lots of room for growth. He’s good and safe and conservative.”

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Ken Wiebe: Coach Paul Maurice said that Mark Scheifele is day-to-day. There is no structural damage and it’s not related to his previous issue.

Ken Wiebe: Coach Maurice on goaltender Steve Mason‘s lower-body injury:  “We’re not 100 % sure of the significance of it.” They are officially listing him as day-to-day for now.

Ken Wiebe: Defenseman Jacob Trouba isn’t expected to play before the end of their road trip. He’ll need a few days of contact in practice before he’ll be ready.