Canes' Bellemore Suffers Injury Saturday
, D, CAR
News: Brett Bellemore
left Saturday's game in the first period after he was checked into the boards and didn't return, the Associated Press reports.
At the very least, it sounds like Brett Bellemore
is experiencing some body soreness, if not something more severe. The Hurricanes figure to provide an update on his condition once they resume practicing, putting his status for Wednesday's game against the Panthers in question for the time being.
Hawks' Shaw Denied Chance To Skate Sunday Night
, C, CHI
News: Andrew Shaw
(upper body), who practiced Sunday morning, was denied the chance to skate against the Canucks on Sunday night, Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville was asked by Andrew Shaw
to skate against Vancouver but the coach said no. Despite the rejection Shaw is getting closer and could be back in the lineup by Wednesday at Colorado. Shaw has missed the first three games of the circus road trip.
News: Jay Bouwmeester
(lower body) will miss Sunday's game against the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Analysis: Jay Bouwmeester
's streak of 737 straight regular season games will end as a result of the injury. With him out, either Carl Gunnarsson or Kevin Shattenkirk will likely slide into the top defensive pairing, while Chris Butler will likely dress in his place.
Coyotes' Hanzal (Lower Body) Out Sunday
, C, ARI
News: Martin Hanzal
(lower body) won't play Sunday against the Ducks but could return Tuesday, Sarah McLellan of Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Martin Hanzal
skated prior to both weekend games, but won't play in either. It appears Tuesday's contest against the Avalanche is a more realistic goal, though that can't be guaranteed either.
Canucks' Burrows Unlikely Sunday
, LW, VAN
News: Alex Burrows
(upper body) will likely miss Sunday's game against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Alex Burrows
missed Thursday's contest and Saturday's practice, so it would be no surprise if he misses it. Linden Vey will likely slot in on the second line while Bo Horvat should dress assuming Burrows can't go.
Preds' Fisher (Achilles) Nearing Return
, C, NSH
News: Mike Fisher
(achilles) has been cleared for contact and was a full participant in Friday's practice, the Predators' official site reports.
Back in August, reports suggested that Mike Fisher
, who had surgery July 3, was targeting a late November return, so this week's news certainly suggests he remains on that timeline. Fisher will likely slot in as the Preds' No. 2 center behind Mike Ribeiro once he gets the green light to rejoin the lineup.
News: Brad Marchand
(undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
The retroactive placement on IR doesn't change Brad Marchand
's situation much, as he'll be eligible to return to action at any point after Saturday's game since he last played Nov. 15. The Bruins continue to view him as day-to-day, but moving him to IR will at least allow Boston to bring a healthy forward into the lineup.
Leafs Prospect Nylander Dealing With Head Injury
, RW, TOR
News: William Nylander
was hit in the head by a skate Saturday while playing with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
The eighth overall pick in this past June's NHL Entry Draft, William Nylander
cemented himself as the Leafs' top prospect after narrowly missing out on making the squad out of training camp. The team ultimately decided to send him back to his club team in Sweden, where he's excelled to the tune of five goals and 14 points over 12 games. The 18-year-old will likely be held under evaluation for a concussion following Saturday's incident, but it's too early to speculate how much time he might miss.
Sens' Lazar Won't Play Saturday
, RW, OTT
News: Curtis Lazar
(undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Head coach Paul MacLean said Curtis Lazar
could play Saturday if he needed to, but the team would rather be cautious with him. The nature of Lazar's injury is still unknown, but it sounds like a good bet that he'll be back in the lineup Monday against the Red Wings.
News: Tomas Vincour
underwent X-rays on his left foot after Saturday's game, the Denver Post's Adrian Dater reports.
Analysis: Tomas Vincour
took a shot off his left leg/foot in the third period. No word yet on the results of the X-rays, but this injury could result in Vincour being sent back to the AHL.