Injuries: Pens, Wings, Canes, Avs, Bruins, Ducks, Jets and Jackets
  • Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Kris Letang’s injury isn’t serious.

    “It’s a minor lower-body injury,” Johnston said. “I don’t expect it will be too much (time missed). (The team medical staff) just thought this morning that he wouldn’t be ready to play.”

  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader injured his shoulder yesterday and is day-to-day.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Jordan Staal is out of the boot but is not skating yet. Head coach Bill Peters said that he’s “slightly ahead of schedule” on his rehab, but they need to be patient.
  • Mike Chambers: Avs Jamie McGinn might have to have season-ending back surgery.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs John Mitchell and Ben Street should be seven to 10 days away. Marc-Andre Cliche is two weeks away.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Roberto Luongo is traveling with the team and could return against the Blue Jackets or Red Wings.
  • Boston Bruins: David Krejci and Zdeno Chara are not traveling with the team. Remaining in Boston to rehab.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Ben Lovejoy (broken finger) is skating and is allowed to stick handle. He is not allowed to pass or shoot yet. He’s likely two to three weeks away.
  • Paul Friesen: Jets should update Bryan Little’s and Tobias Enstrom’s status today.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets Artem Anisimov won’t play tonight and they are saying it’s not a concussion.