Nick Schmaltz to the IR, Kevin Connauton injured and Alex Goligoski skates
Richard Morin: Coyotes didn’t defenseman Alex Goligoski practiced after missing Wednesday’s game with flu-like symptoms.
Brandon Davidson activated
Stars hopeful for Jamie Benn tonight
Coach Jim Montgomery listed Benn as day-to-day and there is some hope that he could play tonight.
“I am hopeful for Jamie Benn for (Friday) night,” Montgomery said after Thursday’s practice. “We’ll see.”
Carl Gunnarsson activated, Vladimir Tarasenko ill
Canucks hopeful Elias Pettersson not going out long-term
“He’s staying with the team,” Vancouver coach Travis Green said. “I expect he won’t play Saturday but I don’t expect that he’s going to be (out) that long.”
Head coach Travis Green.
“It’s not good that he’s out but, as long as he’s not out too long, it’s part of the game,” Green said. “You do have bumps and bruises along the way, and a lot of teams have to play without some of their top players.”
— Vanessa Jang (@vanessajang) January 4, 2019