Ducks' Fistric Ruled Out For Wednesday
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News: Mark Fistric
(upper body) will not play Wednesday against the Wild, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: Mark Fistric
's absence will allow Alex Grant, who had previously been serving as a healthy scratch, to enter the lineup in his stead. The 27-year-old Fistric has two points and is averaging 15:48 of ice time in 13 games this season.
Smyth (Neck) Will Not Play Tuesday
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News: Ryan Smyth
is dealing with a neck injury and will not play Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
The nature of the injury is unknown, but Ryan Smyth
won't be on the ice Tuesday. His absence will likely mean more time for David Perron and Taylor Hall. Further updates on the injury will be forthcoming, but consider Smyth day-to-day in the meantime.
Rangers' Callahan Leaves With Sprained Knee
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News: Ryan Callahan
suffered a knee sprain during the first period of Tuesday's game and will not return, ESPN reports.
Analysis: Ryan Callahan
left the game during the first period and headed to the locker room to be examined. Prior to leaving, Callahan recorded one hit and a minus-1 rating. More information regarding his condition will be forthcoming, but consider him day-to-day for now.
News: Jonathan Quick
was moved to long-term injured reserve Tuesday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
It's essentially just a paper move by the Kings, since Jonathan Quick
was already poised to surpass the 10-game minimum for long-term injured reserve anyway. Matt Greene was activated from injured reserve in a corresponding move.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said Jakob Silfverberg
was getting "closer and closer" to a return from IR, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Boudreau didn't offer any further specifics about how Jakob Silfverberg
is progressing beyond those comments, but they would seem to suggest he's coming along as expected. It's probably still safe to assume he won't be back until late this month until Boudreau or someone else in the organization gives a more concrete update.
News: Mathieu Perreault
(lower body) is targeting a return Sunday against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
He plans to skate Wednesday and practice by the time the weekend rolls around to demonstrate he's ready to go. Mathieu Perreault
had been in the middle of a prolonged slump before getting injured, and might not have a top-six or possibly even a top-nine role waiting for him when he's ready to return.
Sharks' Hannan Out Against Islanders
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News: Scott Hannan
has an undisclosed injury and will be sidelined Tuesday against the Islanders, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.
Analysis: Scott Hannan
has not seen game action since a loss to Carolina on Dec. 6. His numbers haven't sparkled this year, and his minus-4 rating over his last two games has hit him hard in the one category where he'd been making a little bit of fantasy headway.
News: Dougie Hamilton
(lower body) has been ruled out for 2-4 weeks, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
It's a critical blow for the Bruins, whose defensive depth had already been compromised with several of his mates still nursing injuries and illnesses. Dougie Hamilton
hasn't quite taken an offensive leap yet in his second season in Boston, but with seven points and a plus-9 rating in 28 games, his presence will clearly be missed on the blue line.
Bruins' Paille Out Tuesday With Upper-Body Injury
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News: Daniel Paille
is nursing a upper-body injury and will not play Tuesday against the Flames, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Normally, an injury to a fourth-liner like Daniel Paille
wouldn't be a big deal for the Bruins, but with several skaters just getting over the flu and Shawn Thornton unavailable due to his impending suspension, Paille's injury stretches Boston's forwards awfully thin. He's considered day-to-day and will turn his sights to a potential return Thursday against Edmonton.
News: Loui Eriksson
(concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
After Loui Eriksson
was diagnosed with his second concussion of the season after taking a hit from the Penguins' Brooks Orpik this past Saturday, he'll be out indefinitely until he shows some signs of progress. Nick Johnson was recalled from AHL Providence in a corresponding move to provide the Bruins with a healthy option at forward.