NHL Injuries: Bruins, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Wings, Canadiens, Flyers, Leafs, Canucks and More

Steve Conroy: Boston Bruins defenseman Derek Forbort was on the ice before practice.

Conor Ryan: Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman practiced with the main group yesterday. Goaltender Keith Kinkaid remains with the team, so Swayman may need to get cleared for a few more things before returning to game action.

Lance Lysowski: Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Quinn is listed as day-to-day.

Defenseman Mattias Samuelsson doesn’t have a timeline yet but it will likely be within the next two weeks. He’ll wait until he skates and practices to see how he responds.

Dave Maetzold: Columbus Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said that Sean Kuraly and Erik Gudbranson are now healthy and ready to return to the lineup.

Jeff Svoboda: Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins leaves early as he’s not able to put any weight on one of his legs.

Mike Heika: Dallas Stars forward Denis Gurianov (upper-body) is not quite ready to go yet.

Matthew DeFranks: Stars coach Pete DeBoer said that forward Ty Dellandrea was having x-rays done last night: “Fingers crossed that he’s OK. Big block for him, for us from him.”

Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings have activated Tyler Bertuzzi from the IR and placed Elmer Soderblom on the IR retroactive to November 8th.

Montreal Canadiens: Forwards Joel Armia and Jonathan Drouin missed last night’s game with upper-body injuries.

  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens GM Kent Hughes said that Armia was injured on Saturday night and shouldn’t be out for that long.
  • Eric Engels: Drouin will be out for four to six weeks. He’d been playing through the issue since November 5th.

Bruce Garrioch: Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion said that Artem Zub will travel with the team but he won’t play this weekend.

Charlie O’Connor: Philadelphia Flyers Wade Allison is expected to be out for three weeks with an oblique muscle strain and hip pointer.

  • Charlie O’Connor: “Some of Allison’s injuries have purely been bad-luck injuries, & to an extent, this one is too. But his playing style is a part of why he gets banged up. The hit he injured himself on was his 7th of the game. It’s part of what makes him effective/fun. But there’s a downside.”

Puck Pedia: The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated forward Teddy Blueger from the LTIR. After sending Filip Hallander to the AHL, they are now out of LTIR and have $73,000 in projected salary cap space.

Curtis Pashelka: San Jose Sharks coach David Quinn on Radim Simek: “feeling better and better every day.”

Chris Krenn: Tampa Bay Lightning defensemen Erik Cernak and Cal Foote were not in the lineup last night.

  • Chris Krenn: Lightning coach Jon Cooper on Cernak and Foote: “Hopefully at least one of them can get in Thursday, but I would expect, by the weekend, they should both be back.”

Puck Pedia: The Toronto Maple Leafs have activated goaltender Matt Murray from the LTIR. After sending Keith Petruzzelli and Wayne Simmonds to the AHL, they have $588,333 in salary cap space.

Taj: Frank Seravalli on the DFO Podcast on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko: “I think Demko is a little bit banged up. I would be real curious to see what he’s playing through.”

Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks place forward Jack Studnicka on the IR.

Dan Murphy: Canucks forward Vasily Podkolzin missed last night’s game with a facial injury.

Scott Billeck: Winnipeg Jets coach Rick Bowness said that Nikolaj Ehlers will practice today if he’s feeling like he did yesterday.