Joe Yerdon: Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley said forward Jason Pominville has been skating.
No broken bones for Murphy
Eric Lear: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy didn’t break any bone after taking an elbow to the face against the Stars: “(I just) look ugly.”
Sean Shapiro: Dallas Stars forward Martin Hanzal returned to the lineup yesterday.
Subban and Arvidsson could return this week
NHL.com: Nashville Predators P.K. Subban (upper-body) and Viktor Arvidsson (thumb) could return on Thursday.
Pacioretty activated, Pirri re-assigned
David Schoen: Vegas Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty has been activated from the IR and they have re-assigned Brandon Pirri to the AHL.
David Schoen: Re-assigning Pirri saves NHL time for the Golden Knights. If/when Pirri plays 10 games or spends 30 days on an NHL roster he would require waivers to be sent to the AHL. Sending him down yesterday saves three days.
NHL.com: The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks Erik Karlsson for two games for an illegal check to the head of Los Angeles Kings Auston Wagner.
Kevin Kurz: Sharks coach Pete DeBoer on Karlsson hit: “Looked really clean. Kid coming across the middle, his head down a little bit. I thought (Karlsson) made contact with the shoulder, didn’t leave his feet. Kid took a couple runs at him. Sometimes that’s what happens when you do that.”