NHL Injury Updates: Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Predators, Islanders, Senators, Penguins, Sharks, Lightning, Canucks, and Jets
Scary scene for Islanders Johnny Boychuk
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NHL Injury Updates

Charlie Roumeliotis: Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was pulled by concussion spotters during last night’s game.

  • Ben Pope: Crawford did return to the game.

Aaron Portzline: Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins was on the ice for the first time since suffering a concussion.

Nashville Predators: Forward Ryan Johansen missed last night’s game with an illness. Defenseman Dan Hamhuis missed last night’s game with a lower-body injury and is day-to-day.

  • New York Islanders: Coach Barry Trotz after the game on Boychuk: “No update on Johnny Boychuk. It’s pretty scary obviously around the facial/eye area. He’s being evaluated.”
  • Colby Cohen: Have been told that Boychuk has a bad cut but his eyesight is okay.
  • Joe Haggerty: Early word is that Boychuk’s eyelid was cut and not his eyeball.

Sens Communications: Ottawa Senators forward Artem Anisimov left last night’s game in the first period with a lower-body injury.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Forward Brandon Tanev missed last night’s game with an illness.

Curtis Pashelka: San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner said that defenseman Jacob Middleton doesn’t require surgery and that it’s “more like a high ankle sprain.”

Bryan Burns: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh was on the ice yesterday. Last Monday GM Julien BriseBois said that McDonagh would be out for 10 to 14 days.

Vancouver Canucks: Defensemen Quinn Hughes and Tyler Myers, and forward Jay Beagle are “banged up and day-to-day.” Coach Travis Green said that they are hopeful to be able to play tonight.

Green didn’t have an update on Brock Boeser or Jacob Markstrom.

Scott Billeck; Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Letestu has received clearance to return but he’s not in game shape yet.