Boston Bruins: Striker Nick Foligno left the game early last night with an upper body injury.
Scott Powers: Chicago Blackhawks striker Mike Hardman won’t play tonight due to a head injury. Coach Jeremy Colliton will decide whether Dylan Strome will be on the line-up or someone else will.
TSN: Edmonton Oilers goalkeeper Mike Smith suffers from a lower body injury every day. In the second period on Tuesday, teammate Devin Shore fell on Smith’s left leg.
Eric Engels: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said defenseman Shea Weber had no surgery since the end of last season and that he will not be returning this season.
When asked if Weber could play again one day, Bergevin said: “It’s a long shot.”
Corey Masisak: When asked if defender Ty Smith would be available for today’s game against Washington, New Jersey Devils coach Lindy Ruff: “No … wait, I shouldn’t say no. He could be available. “
Arthur Staples: New York Islanders coach Barry Spy said Andres Lee was “likely” tonight.
Vince Z. Mercogliano: New York Rangers manager Gerard Gallant hopes striker Kaapo Kakko will be back next week when his IR time is up. Kakko is on the team, but not yet skating. Gallant said, “It’s going to be tight.”
Seth Rorabaugh: Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden said Mark Friedman is listed with an unknown injury in everyday life.
Cap friendly: Tampa puts Kucherov on LTIR and increases his salary pool by 9.5 million. You would have to go below that amount once he is ready to return, which sounds like it could be in a few weeks. But…
What Tampa Might Do This seat can be used to acquire a player who is currently injured and also eligible for LTI and who will not return for the regular season.
Tampa could fit such a player under the cap, put it on LTI, and then activate it in the postseason when there is no cap. “
TSN: Vancouver Canucks manager Travis Green doesn’t expect defender Quinn Hughes to be out long with an unknown injury.
Thomas Drance: Coach Green gave no update on Hughes, just saying, “We’ll see tomorrow.”