Nick Schmaltz done of the year
Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
Charlie McAvoy to return to the ice today
Ty Anderson: Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy is expected to skate today.
Blue Jackets lose two last night
Brian Hedger: Columbus Blue Jackets Markus Hannikainen (upper-body) and Brandon Dubinsky (lower-body) left last night’s game early.
Brian Hedger: After the game, it didn’t look like Dubinsky was wearing a walking boot or brace.
Mike Green could return on the weekend
Helene St. James: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said that defenseman Mike Green could be a possibility for their game on Saturday.
Oilers lose Alex Petrovic
Edmonton Oilers: Defenseman Alex Petrovic left last night’s game early.
Thomas Hickey close
Brian Compton: New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz said that defenseman Thomas Hickey is “getting closer and closer.”
No update on Patric Hornqvist and Zach Aston-Reese
Wes Crosby: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn’t have an update on forwards Patric Hornqvist or Zach Aston-Reese. Sullivan got the sense that Aston-Reese could be out of the lineup for “a little while.”
Justin Braun skates
Kevin Kurz: San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun was on the ice yesterday. He has been out with a knee injury.
Ryan Callahan day-to-day
Bryan Burns: Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that forward Ryan Callahan “aggravated something” and is listed as day-to-day.
Zach Hyman to return
Kevin McGran: Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said that forward Zach Hyman should be able to return for their next game on Thursday.
Reilly Smith to the IR
Jesse Granger: The Vegas Golden Knights put forward Reilly Smith on the IR. He’ll be out for at least Thursday’s and Saturday’s game.
Danny Webster: Both Smith and defenseman Colin Miller weren’t on the ice yesterday.