Washington Capitals: GM Goerge McPhee on Evgeni Kuznetsov: “He should be here next year. He’s ready to play up here and he needs to play in a better league.”
Capitals have put Mike Green on the IR retroactive to Nov. 11. The Caps are now able to add Cody Eakin. Green be able to come off the IR at any time.
Colorado Avalanche: Forward Matt Duchene will be out at least 4 weeks with a knee injury.
Anaheim Ducks: Winger Jason Blake is ahead of schedule on his recovery from a torn tendon in his wrist. He was scheduled for a mid-to-late January return, but he could be in the lineup next Wednesday or Friday.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Center Tyler Bozak crashed into the boards during practice yesterday and was not able to finish. His status for tonight won’t be known until today. Matthew Lombardi is close, and could possible take Bozak’s spot.
Buffalo Sabres: Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was injured in a fight last night in the first period. He didn’t return, and according to coach Lindy Ruff, Ehrhoff will “miss some time … probably weeks.”
Columbus Blue Jackets: Defenseman James Wisniewski will be out 6 weeks with a fractured ankle.
St. Louis Blues: Forward Alex Steen has concussion-like symptoms
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