Miller could return at some point
“Nothing definitive…we’re hopeful. The further we play, the more opportunity he has.”
Sweeney added that defenseman John Moore is available.
Ferland getting an update from the doctors
Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland didn’t practice yesterday. Coach Rob Brind’Amour on Ferland’s upper-body injury: “He went to see a doc. He was getting checked out. I’m hoping that will be the last time we have to talk about that, and he’ll be ready to go.”
Clutterbuck was playing with some serious back issues
“Stress fracture, rotated vertebrae, two slipped discs, pinched nerve,” is how Clutterbuck rambled off the things that are wrong during Monday’s breakup day on Long Island. “A couple things that need to be addressed in there, so I’ll go see a couple specialists and go from there.”
It doesn’t sound like the issues are career threatening. After he meets with doctors, it could range from four-to-six weeks up to four-to-six months if he needs a spinal fusion.
Hitchcock out as Oilers coach
Jack Michaels: Holland said that Ken Hitchcock won’t be back as the Oilers head coach next season.
Canucks won’t qualify Pouliot
Maple Leafs and Flames sign left-handed defensemen
Toronto Maple Leafs: The Maple Leafs have signed left-handed defenseman Teemu Kivihalme to a one-year entry-level contract.
Darren Haynes: The Calgary Flames have signed left-handed defenseman Carl-Johan Lerby. His two-year entry-level deal won’t kick in until 2020-21. He’ll remain in Sweden next season.