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Auston Matthews will be out for a bit
On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Hurricanes PR: Forward Jordan Staal missed last night’s game for personal/family reasons.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ansar Khan: Forward Anthony Manta has a facial fracture from Thursday night but said he won’t miss any games.

On the Florida Panthers …

Matthew DeFranks: Coach Bob Boughner said the newly acquired forward Frank Vatrano is “week-to-week” with a lower-body injury.

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Josh Cooper: Coach Stevens said that Jeff Carter is doubtful for today. He skated with Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson at practice yesterday to get him into more reps.

Renaud Lavoie: The Kings put goaltender Scott Wedgewood on waivers.

On the Nashville Predators …

Adam Vingan: Coach Peter Laviolette said that P.K. Subban left Thursday’s game with six minutes left in the game: “left for some maintenance. We don’t have anything to report.”

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross: GM Ray Shero on Marcus Johansson (concussion): “There’s nothing that says he’s not going to play this year. Right now at the deadline, he’s not playing. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. He’d be a wonderful addition to get back.”

On the New York Islanders …

Renaud Lavoie: Salary breakdown for Josh Bailey six-year, $30 million extension: 18-19 $7M, 19-20 $6M, 20-21 $5M, 21-22 $5M, 22-23 $3.5M, 23-24 $3.5M

On the New York Rangers …

Brett Cyrgalis: Forward Chris Kreider returned to the lineup last night.

Dan Rosen: Rangers GM Jeff Gorton said that organizationally they felt if was best for Rick Nash to sit out last night’s game. He added, “there’s nothing imminent and we’ll try to do our work to find our deals.”

On the St. Louis Blues …

Jeremy Rutherford: Blues forward Zach Sanford suffered an upper-body injury while playing in the AHL. It wasn’t the shoulder he had surgery on. He’s returned to St. Louis for further evaluation and has been ruled out of the next AHL games.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Mark Zwolinski: Forward Auston Matthews is day-to-day but coach Mike Babcock said that he’ll “be out for a bit.”

Jonas Siegel: Babcock: “Auston’s going to be out for a bit anyway, so it’s an opportunity to see Willy or Marleau or whoever’s going to play in the middle.”

Kristen Shilton: Babcock on which forward could enter the lineup with Matthews out:  “I haven’t decided who is going in, Marty or Leivs. We’ll look at that today and decide based on the pre-scout of Boston. We’ll see what can help us the best. Whoever gets in, you just have to grab it and you play real well.”

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Steve Carp: The Golden Knights have placed James Neal on the IR with an illness. Defenseman Shea Theodore is already on the IR with an illness.