Notes on injuries
Chip Alexander: Carolina Hurricanes manager Rod Brind’Amour said Petr Mrazek is considering two options. He has no other information and is not sure how long he could be out.
Peter Baugh: Updates to the Colorado Avalanche Violation.
Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) is out and about from week to week.
Pavel Francouz (lower body) is out and about from week to week.
Erik Johnson (upper body) is out and about from week to week.
Devon Toews (lower body) is out and about from week to week.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (lower body) is out and about from week to week.
Matt Calvert (upper body) is out week after week.
Mark Scheig: The Columbus Blue Jackets activated Patrik Laine from the IR and added Kevin Stenlund to the IR retrospectively from January 26th.
Michael Russo from The Athletic: Minnesota Wild defender Jared Spurgeon left the game in the second half last night after crashing awkwardly into the boards. Coach Dean Evason said after the game that he had an upper body injury and did not know the severity of the injury.
The wilderness was also without Mats Zuccarello, Alex Stalock, Marcus Johansson, Matt Dumba and Marcus Foligno. Marco Rossi is back in Austria after complications from COVID and Kevin Fiala has been banned for three games.
Philadelphia Flyer: Flyer GM Chuck Fletcher said they believe Sean Couturier is seven to ten days away from his return. They will give another update in a couple of days.
Charlie O’Connor: Flyer GM Fletcher said Morgan Frost will be out for months as he is undergoing shoulder surgery. I’m not sure if Frost will play again this year. Sounds like they are focused on getting him ready for the next year.
Wade Allison had an ankle surgery and is out four to five weeks.
TSN 1200: Ottawa Senators defender Thomas Chabot was able to play last night.
Lou Korac: St. Louis Blues trainer Craig Berube on Vladimir Tarasenko: “He’s skating. He’s doing a good job. I think he worked really hard on the ice and kept himself in good shape from what I saw. Now he’s on the ice skating and that’s a good thing. He’s working on the ice now, so we’ll see how it goes. “