No new Avs players added
Peter Baugh: No new Colorado Avalanche players were added to the COVID protocol list yesterday.
Coyotes to extend Lyubuskin
Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong said that team will be signing defenseman Ilya Lyubuskin to a one-year, $1.35 million contract extension. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Oilers recall McLeod
Kurt Leavins the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oilers have recalled Ryan McLeod from the AHL. Bakersfield is in the U.S. so McLeod will be required to quarantine for seven days when he arrives.
NHL Injury Updates
Coach Bruce Cassidy said yesterday that Halak had been skating on his own and has been feeling good.
“He’s working on his game and getting back into the mix. They have to go through a battery of tests as well to make sure that everything else is OK and he’s been through all of those so it’s just a matter of getting him back here with us and that’s tomorrow. Until he gets some reps with us, we don’t know when he’ll get back in there next but just glad to see him around the rink, in a good place, and back with the group.”
Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (upper-body) will travel with the team on their road trip.
Amanda Stein: New Jersey Devils forwards Pavel Zacha and Jesper Bratt missed last night’s games as they are still dealing with their injuries. Coach Lindy Ruff said they could be ready to return in a game or two.
David Alter: One good sign for the Maple Leafs and Zach Hyman is that he was able to hobble down the tunnel without help from anyone.
— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) April 19, 2021