Aleksander Barkov
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Set to return next week
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
9:47 AM
News: Barkov (upper body) is expected to return to the ice early next week, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.

The report suggests that Barkov will be unavailable for upcoming back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, but could return to the ice as early as Monday's matchup against Pittsburgh. The 20-year-old suffered the injury Monday, but the exact details of the ailment remain unclear. Florida will likely turn to the minors to provide depth over the weekend.

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Jonathan Quick
Kings' Jonathan Quick: Misses practice due to lower body injury
Jonathan Quick, G, LA
8:53 AM
News: Quick (lower body) is listed as day-to-day after sustaining a lower body injury late in Tuesday's win over Toronto, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Quick was held out of the team's practice Wednesday and seems unlikely to suit up for Thursday's game. Expect Jhonas Enroth in the net for the Kings as Quick looks to get back into the lineup over the weekend.

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Jaden Schwartz
Blues' Jaden Schwartz: Will skate with familiar mates
Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL
7:13 AM
News: Schwartz (ankle) will return to the active lineup Friday night against the Panthers and he'll be skating with centerman Jori Lehtera and right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Schwartz has missed 49 games since fracturing his left ankle Oct. 23.

The line combination should be familiar to Schwartz, who skated with Tarasenko and Lehthera all last season, a unit dubbed the "STL" line. Schwartz's return comes at a time of need for the Blues, who have scored one or fewer goals in five of the last six games. Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock was quick to tap the brakes on Schwartz being a savior or making an immediate impact, but clearly, the team is hopeful for some type of infusion of offense from the 23-year-old forward who's scored 53 goals the last two seasons.

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Trevor Daley
Penguins' Trevor Daley: Does not return after early exit
Trevor Daley, D, PIT
2/10/2016
News: Daley left Wednesday's game in the first period and did not return, according to ESPN.com.

The reason for Daley's removal from Wednesday's game was not provided, but he played just three minutes in the first period and did not return. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.

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Danny DeKeyser
Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Bruises knee Wednesday
Danny DeKeyser, D, DET
2/10/2016
News: DeKeyser suffered a bruised knee blocking a shot in Wednesday's victory over the Senators,

DeKeyser took a puck to his right knee early in the third period and had to be helped off the ice. He is considered day-to-day with his setback, but it remains to be seen if he will be available for the Red Wings' next game Friday.

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Derek Dorsett
Canucks' Derek Dorsett: Out Wednesday
Derek Dorsett, RW, VAN
2/10/2016
News: Dorsett (illness) won't play Wednesday against Arizona.

With Dorsett unavailable, Jared McCann will slot into the lineup as a bottom-six forward against the Coyotes. Expect an update on Dorsett's status ahead of Saturday's matchup with Toronto.

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Paul Byron
Canadiens' Paul Byron: Participates in optional practice
Paul Byron, C, MON
2/10/2016
News: Byron (lower body) took part in Wednesday's optional skate, the first time he's practiced without the supervision of athletic therapists.

Byron missed eight games since suffering the injury in mid-January. His presence at practice without supervision is a positive sign for his return, particularly after the Habs lost Brian Flynn for six-to-eight weeks with a lower-body injury. Byron said he'll practice with the full team Thursday and will travel to Buffalo for Friday's game against the Sabres.

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Tyler Bozak
Maple Leafs' Tyler Bozak: Placed on injured reserve
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR
2/10/2016
News: Bozak (head) was placed on injured reserve by the Leafs on Wednesday, Dhiren Mahiban of The Canadian Press reports.

Bozak was already ruled out for the team's road trip, so it's not a huge surprise the Leafs made the procedural move of putting him on IR. He leaves the team shorthanded offensively, but will be eligible to return when the they come back home to face the Rangers next week Thursday, assuming he's healthy. The club should provide more updates on his status as Bozak closes in on a return.

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Oscar Klefbom
Oilers' Oscar Klefbom: Getting closer to a return
Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM
2/10/2016
News: Klefbom (infection) could be nearing a return to the lineup for Edmonton, reports Robert Tychkowski from the Edmonton Journal.

Klefbom hasn't played since Dec.11 as he sustained a broken finger then suffered the infection in his leg soon after. The Oilers are in a tailspin at this point in time and can use any good news that they can get and Klefbom returning, would be good news for a team that doesn't have much defensive talent.

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Zemgus Girgensons
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Placed on iR
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF
2/10/2016
News: Girgensons (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports.

Girgensons missed Tuesday's contest against the Panthers and was held out of practice a day later. A first-round (14th overall) draft choice in 2012, Girgensons has made his way into 45 of 54 games played by the Sabres this season, having been limited by undisclosed issues on top of upper and lower-body ailments. The Latvian Locomotive has produced 11 points in 45 games this season with injuries seemingly slowing his development as a second-year center that's been touted for his two-way talents.

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