Danforth requires surgery on a torn labrum and will be out for six months. He’s expected to have the surgery on Monday.
Arpon Basu: Montreal Canadiens coach Martin St. Louis said that as of now Joel Armia and Joel Edmundson will travel with the team on their four-game road trip. They are progressing but were still wearing their no-contact jerseys as of yesterday.
Charlie O’Connor: On Philadelphia Flyers forward Cam Atkinson: “I noted to Torts today that after the Ellis situation last year, it’s not hard for people to look at Cam Atkinson’s absence & start thinking it’s happening again. Torts said he doesn’t think that’s the case, believes Atkinson will be back & that he’s pushing hard to return soon.”
Charlie O’Connor: Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk will have surgery on Friday. There is no timeline on when he could return.
- Charlie O’Connor: Flyers coach John Tortorella said that JvR won’t be out for the season and they are hoping it will only be a month. They won’t really know until after his surgery.
- Bill Meltzer: van Riemsdyk will have surgery to fix a broken finger and hopefully only miss about a month.