Charlie Roumeliotis: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan left last night’s game in the third period after blocking a shot. Coach Jeremy Colliton: “We think he’ll be fine. But we’ll know more tomorrow. I don’t think it’s going to be long term, it’s just whether he can bounce back in time for Sunday.”
Peter Baugh: Colorado Avalanche injury updates. Forward Nathan MacKinnon will likely miss a couple of games. Defenseman Cale Makar is out but he is progressing. Defenseman Bowen Byram and forward Matt Calvert skated yesterday. There is no timeline on defenseman Erik Johnson and goaltender Pavel Francouz.
Forward Artemi Panarin is skating but there is no timetable on when he could return.
- Mollie Walker: Kakko said that while he was on the COVID protocol list he was sick but not too bad.
Vincent Z. Mercogliano: Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin had to be helped off the ice on Thursday as he wasn’t able to put any weight on his right leg. The Rangers are just calling it a lower-body injury.
“Anything I say would be pure guessing, so I don’t want to go down that path,” Quinn said when asked if he thinks Shesterkin could miss significant time. “That doesn’t seem to be the case right now — but you just never know.”
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David Schoen: Vegas Golden Knights coach Pete DeBoer on Ryan Reaves: “I don’t have an update. I haven’t met with our medical staff yet. So I don’t have an update other than it’s nothing serious or terribly serious for anybody that’s really worried about it. He’s going to be fine.”