Tampa B. 18.1.17
Hedman misses 2nd straight game
All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman has missed on Tuesday his second straight game for the Tampa Bay Lightning due to an illness. Hedman fell ill on Monday before the Lightning opened a six-game road trip with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. He had played in each of Tampa Bay's first 44 games. Hedman has seven goals and 31 assists, leading all NHL defensemen in assists.
Tampa B. 16.1.17
Hedman out with illness
All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman is sitting out of the Tampa Bay Lightning's game at Los Angeles due to an illness. The Lightning made the announcement Monday, shortly before the opening faceoff. Hedman participated in the pregame warmup, but left early. Hedman has seven goals and 31 assists in his outstanding season for the Lightning. He leads all NHL defensemen in assists and ranks third overall in the NHL while playing nearly 24+ minutes per game.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang twice left a game against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night after appearing to injure his left knee. Letang got tangled up with Detroit's Thomas Vanek early in the first period and twisted awkwardly on his way down to the ice. He got up slowly and tried to keep weight off his left skate as he went toward the dressing room. Letang returned briefly later in the period but left again and didn't return.
San Jose 14.1.17
DeMelo out 8 weeks with broken wrist
San Jose Sharks defenseman Dylan DeMelo is expected to miss eight weeks after breaking his right wrist. DeMelo got hurt Tuesday night when he was hit by Edmonton forward Zack Kassian. General manager Doug Wilson said Friday that DeMelo's wrist was broken on the play and he underwent surgery. DeMelo has one goal and three assists in 13 games this season for San Jose.
Laine out indefinitely
Winnipeg Jets rookie star Patrik Laine is out indefinitely because of a concussion. The 18-year-old was injured Saturday in a 4-3 loss in Buffalo. He was looking down at the puck when Buffalo's Jake McCabe hit him with his right shoulder. "He's got a concussion," Jets coach Paul Maurice said Sunday. Laine leads NHL rookies in scoring with 21 goals and 16 assists.
N. Jersey 7.1.17
Greene misses first game since 2012
New Jersey Devils captain Andy Greene is missing his first regular-season game since 2012. The 34-year-old defenseman sustained an upper-body injury in the Devils' game at Carolina on Tuesday night, when he was struck on the left wrist by a Jordan Staal shot. Greene was not in the lineup for Friday's game against Toronto. Coach John Hynes says Greene is uncertain for Saturday's game against Edmonton.
Hossa to return
Marian Hossa is scheduled to be in the lineup when the Blackhawks (23-12-5) host the Buffalo Sabres (14-15-8) on Thursday night at the United Center. The five-time All-Star right winger has not played since Dec. 20 because of an upper-body injury. The 37-year-old practiced with his teammates Wednesday and reported no problems. Chicago lost two games in a row and went 1-3-1 without Hossa, who shares the team lead with 16 goals.
DeAngelo suspended three games
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Anthony DeAngelo was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for physical abuse of officials. The incident occurred at the end of the second period Saturday night in a 4-2 loss at Calgary. DeAngelo will be eligible to return on Friday, January 13th versus the Winnipeg Jets.
N. Jersey 1.1.17
Moore removed from ice on stretcher
New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore was removed from the ice on a stretcher during Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals and the injury does not appear as serious as initially feared. The team did not provide specifics, only saying he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. "The good news is he's being released from the hospital," Devils coach John Hynes said. "That's a positive direction for him."
Murray out with lower-body injury
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.Murray left Wednesday's comeback victory over Carolina after the second period. Marc-Andre Fleury came on in relief as the Penguins rallied for a 3-2 win. Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Murray is "week to week." Murray helped the Penguins to the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup last spring.
LA Kings 29.12.16
LA Kings put Toffoli on injured reserve
The Los Angeles Kings have placed forward Tyler Toffoli on injured reserve. The Kings made the move Wednesday before their game at Vancouver. Toffoli has missed the Kings' past two games with a lower-body injury, and he will miss at least three more. He is the Kings' second-leading scorer with 20 points in 32 games, including eight goals and a team-leading plus-14 rating.
Blackhawks place Hossa on IR
The Blackhawks have activated center Artem Anisimov off injured reserve and placed veteran right wing Marian Hossa on IR retroactive to December 20. Both forwards have been sidelined by upper-body injuries. Anisimov missed three games and his 14 goals and 27 points both rank third on Chicago. Hossa has been out since leaving early in a loss to Ottawa a week ago. He leads the Blackhawks with 16 goals. Coach Joel Quenneville says Hossa will probably miss Chicago's next three games.
Blackhawks without Anisimov, Hossa
The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forwards Artem Anisimov and Marian Hossa when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Anisimov and Hossa each have an upper-body injury. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said Anisimov and Hossa could return Tuesday against Winnipeg. While Anisimov and Hossa are banged up, goalie Corey Crawford is expected to start against Colorado in his return from an emergency appendectomy on December 3.
Atkinson may be sidelined against Penguins
Leading scorer Cam Atkinson may be sidelined Thursday night when the Blue Jackets play host to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Atkinson was wearing a walking boot on his left foot Wednesday. "We'll see how it feels (Thursday)," Atkinson told the Dispatch. "It's precautionary, that's why I'm wearing the boot. It's not for fashion reasons. Personally, I'm a pretty fast healer. Hopefully, I will be able to rock and roll."
Red Wings put Marchenko on IR
The Detroit Red Wings have put defenseman Alexey Marchenko on seven-day injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The Red Wings called up defenseman Nick Jensen from the Grand Rapids Griffins to fill the roster spot. Marchenko has five assists, and no goals, in 22 games for the Red Wings this season.