Western Conference Injuries: Flames, Stars, Kings, Predators, Canucks, Golden Knights and Jets

Western Conference Injuries: Flames, Stars, Kings, Predators, Canucks, Golden Knights and Jets

Elias Pettersson said he's feeling better and awaiting an MRI.
Rittich says he’s ready

Derek Wills: Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich practiced yesterday and said he feels good and is “ready to go.”

Stars hold Benn out

Mark Stepneski of NHL.com: Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn was held of last night’s game due to an upper-body injury.

“He’s taken a lot of hard hits here lately, and we just don’t want it to linger,” said Stars coach Jim Montgomery. “He wanted to play because he’s a warrior, but we are not going to take that opportunity.

“A couple more days here and he’ll be fine in Winnipeg (Sunday).”

Mike Heika: Stars coach Montgomery said that Benn is not in concussion protocol.

Martinez close, Lewis not, Hagelin imminent

Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez appears to be close to returning to the lineup.

Coach Willie Desjardin on injured Trevor Lewis.

“I don’t think it’s quite soon. I think he’s still got a little ways to go. He has to go see the doc again, but he’s got to be at least two to three weeks away from playing.”

Carl Hagelin‘s return is imminent.

Three injured Predators skate

Paul Skrbina: Nashville Predators Filip Forsberg, Colton Sissons and Yannick Weber are all on the IR but did skate yesterday morning.

Pettersson feeling better

Rick Dhaliwal: Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson on his knee injury: “I’m walking fine. I feel better today than yesterday, so that’s good.” he was still waiting on an MRI.

Adam Forsythe: Pettersson on the Kotkaniemi incident: “It was an accident. We got tangled up. We both fell down. I got in an awkward position. It wasn’t a dirty play or anything. He apologized afterwards, which shows good sportsmanship from him. It was unlucky for me and it is nothing to serious.”

Pacioretty activated

Danny Webster: Vegas Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty was activated from the IR before last night’s game.

Ehlers suffers an upper-body injury

Ken Wiebe: Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers left last night’s game with an upper-body injury. He was injured in a collision with Sidney Crosby.