- Puck Pedia: The Kings got to within $4,000 of the salary cap ceiling before they placed Edler and Walker on the LTIR. They are now able to exceed the cap by $6,146,287.
Coach Dean Evason said after the game that it “doesn’t look good.”
Eriksson Ek was spotted after the game with his arm in a sling.
“He gets grabbed, and they talked to us that he got just pushed,” Evason said. “It just doesn’t make any sense. It’s frustrating that a guy gets hurt on a play like that that obviously is an illegal play.”
Olivia Reiner: Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher on defenseman Ryan Ellis: “It’s still week-to-week. Doing better. He’s been skating a little bit. So that’s progress. He’s feeling better. Clearly, he won’t play before the break. But once we come out of the break, we’re hopeful that he’ll be closer to playing.”
Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that there has been no change to the status of Jake Guentzel, Bryan Rust and Brian Boyle. Sullivan added: “But the fact that they’re on the ice with the team is encouraging.”
Coach Jon Cooper said that the timeline for an after Christmas return is still the case. Nikita Kucherov will be a little after that.