Cap friendly: “Less than 20 days in the season and already half of the league (15 clubs) use the reserve for long-term injuries in order to guarantee the cap conformity.
Last season, a total of 18 teams used LTIR at some point in their season to ensure cap compliance. “
Added to the COVID list
Chris Johnston: The NHL’s COVID Protocol Absence List includes Andrej Sekera (Stars), Kyle Palmieri (Devils) and Sami Vatanen (Devils).
Injury Notes on Hurricanes, Avs, Red Wings, Panthers, Wild, and Senators
Chip Alexander: Carolina Hurricanes manager Rod Brind’Amour said goalkeeper Petr Mrazek is undergoing further evaluation today and is likely to have an MRI.
Avalanche PR: Colorado Avalanche striker Nathan MacKinnon left the game last night with a lower body injury.
Peter Baugh: Av’s defender Erik Johnson missed the game last night with an upper body injury.
Ansar Khan: Detroit Red Wings goalkeeper Jonathan Bernier (torso) and striker Tyler Bertuzzi (torso) missed yesterday’s game.
Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune: The Minnesota Wild brought defender Matt Dumba to the IR with a lower body injury.
Striker Marcus Foligno has been added to the NHL’s list of COVID protocol absences.
Striker Marcus Johansson missed yesterday’s game with an unknown problem.
Goalkeeper Alex Stalock is out indefinitely with an upper body injury.
“We support Marcus. Believe me, he did the right things. I spoke to him this afternoon. Has no idea as I am sure a lot of people. But we’ll go over the log. We will do what we have to do. We’ll make him well. That’s the main thing, of course, and then we’ll get him back into a position where he can compete for our hockey club. “
Wild players and staff were tested yesterday and the results were negative.
Striker Mats Zuccarello has been transferred to LTIR.
Prospect Marco Rossi has returned to Austria to rest. He had complications from COVID-19.
TSN 1200: Ottawa Senators defender Thomas Chabot missed the game last night.
Joe Smith: Tampa Bay Lightning manager Jon Cooper said forward Mitchell Stephens is out for two months.