Chara not ready for this weekend
Matt Kalman: Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara won’t be ready to return this weekend.
Joe Haggerty: Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and Urho Vaakainen all practiced in a regular jersey. Jake DeBrusk practiced with a no-contact jersey.
Frolik to return
Kristen Anderson: Calgary Flames forward Michael Frolik will return after missing 15 games with a high ankle sprain.
Kristen Anderson: Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane and defenseman Michael Stone were on the ice yesterday. Defenseman Travis Hamonic didn’t skate.
Wilson out weeks
Adrian Dater: Colorado Avalanche forward Colin Wilson is out “week-to-week” with a shoulder injury.
Ryan S. Clark: Avs coach Jared Bedner added that they are still evaluating Wilson but he’s out week-to-week.
Dumba out awhile
Minnesota Wild: GM Paul Fenton on defenseman Matt Dumba: “He’s had a second opinion. He’s expected to have surgery next week…he will be out for a significant time. We have a general timeline…but let’s see how surgery goes…upper body.”
Pacioretty won’t be out long
David Schoen: Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant said that Max Pacioretty won’t be out for that long.
Lowry should be good to go and Copp is close
Mike McIntyre: Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice said that there is a good chance that forward Adam Lowry will play today.
Mike McIntyre: Forward Andrew Copp could return shortly after the Christmas break.