Coyotes lose Richardson
Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes Brad Richardson suffered an upper-body injury and is listed as week-to-week.
Dave Vest: Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet on Richardson, who was put on the IR with an upper-body injury: “I feel bad for ‘Richie’ because he’s having a great year for us. Hopefully he can bounce back in a month, and we can get him back quickly. It’s a big blow, but we’re used to it around here right now.”
McAvoy could return tonight
Boston Bruins: Coach Bruce Cassidy on if defenseman Charlie McAvoy could return against the Maple Leafs: “it’s trending that way.”
NHL.com: Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel returned to the lineup.
Scott King: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith missed practiced yesterday with an illness. Defenseman Brent Seabrook missed Thursday’s game with an illness.
Aaron Portzline: Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray didn’t practice yesterday due to an illness.
Johns still out
Sean Shapiro: On Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns:
1. It’s not just a hockey injury and he’s the only one that will know when he’ll be ready.
2. No one is more frustrated with this then Johns. Who gets asked all the time by people care (teammates etc) and there aren’t answers.
Green back, DeKeyser close and Daly still weeks away
Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green returned to the lineup.
Defenseman Danny DeKeyser could return to the lineup next week.
Defenseman Trevor Daley won’t be back until February.
Brickley out week-to-week
Lisa Dillman: Los Angeles Kings GM Rob Blake said that Daniel Brickley is out week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Thomas and Bozak not traveling
Jim Thomas: St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube said that Robert Thomas is out with an upper-body injury. He won’t travel with the team on their road trip.
Jim Thomas: Berube said that forward Tyler Bozak won’t be traveling with the team due to an upper-body injury.
Forward Alex Steen is on the IR with an upper-body injury but is traveling with the team. Looks like he is the closest to returning.