Washington Capitals: Center Mathieu Perreault went to the hospital with an upper-body injury last night. He stayed overnight in Buffalo and will return to Washington today. He was injured in the 3rd when his stick got stuck in the boards and jammed into his midsection.
Defenseman Mike Green practiced with the team for the 1st time since his groin injury. Chuck Gormley via twitter: Mike Green: “I just need a few skates to get my lungs and my legs back and I’ll be back in no time.”
St. Louis Blues: Forward T.J. Oshie will miss 2 games due to a ligament injury in his left wrist. They expect him to return on Friday.
Chicago Blackhawks: Forward Daniel Carcillo skated yesterday for the 1st time in days. He suffered an upper-body injury (or a possible concussion) on Dec. 14th. He’s missed the last 5 games, but could be ready to return once he gets his conditioning back. He hopes to play tomorrow against the Kings.
Edmonton Oilers: Defenseman Ryan Whitney missed 47 games last year after dislocating a tendon in his right ankle, and has missed 18 games this year with ankle issues, now has tendinitis in the surgically repaired ankle. He missed yesterday’s game but could be ready for Thursday.
Philadelphia Flyers: Defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been dealing with chronic back pain. Forward James van Riemsdyk is said to have a “cam impingement in his hip” and a ‘banged up” knee. Sources say that he could require offseason surgery on the hip.
Flyers forward Brayden Schenn will be in the lineup tonight replacing Jody Shelley.
Florida Panthers: Forward Stephen Weiss is not expected to play tonight against the Leafs. It’s not a shoulder or knee injury, and is not considered serious.
Detroit Red Wings: Forward Tomas Holmstrom will be out 10 days with a groin strain.
LA Kings: Forward Simon Gagne is out with a concussion, and likely saves Andrei Loktionov from being assigned to the AHL.
Nashville Predators: Defenseman Shea Weber is out with a concussion. He’ll be evaluated daily, there is no timetable for his return.
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