NHL Injury Updates: Coyotes, Blackhawks, Avs, Red Wings, Kings, Rangers, Canucks and Jets
Alex Martinez out weeks after surgery. Bryan Littles weeks away.
NHL Injury Updates

Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse and defenseman Jason Demers didn’t practice yesterday.

Craig Morgan of The Athletic: Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is about six and a half weeks into his 10 to 12-week recovery for his broken fibula.

“Nik is progressing well,” president of hockey operations John Chayka said. “No new timetable at this stage.”

Charlie Roumeliotis: Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton on forward Dylan Strome: “He came in this morning … and he wasn’t feeling great. Obviously that’s a serious thing, we want to be careful. He got evaluated by the doctors and we pulled him out.”

Lauren Jbara: Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen said that he won’t be in the lineup tonight but is hopeful to be able to return on the weekend.

Ryan S. Clark: Avs forward Gabriel Landeskog was one the before practice yesterday.

Dana Wakiji: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said that forward Anthony Mantha could be out for a couple of weeks. He doesn’t require any procedures.

Lisa Dillman: Los Angeles Kings statement on defenseman Alec Martinez.

“Alec sustained a laceration to his right wrist and was taken to Keck Medicine of USC where he underwent successful surgery to repair a radial artery and two superficial radial nerves. Alec will be evaluated weekly and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Laura Albanese: New York Rangers coach David Quinn said forward Mika Zibanejad will return to the lineup tonight barring a setback.

Brendan Batchelor: Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Sutter practiced yesterday.

Jay Beagle, Micheal Ferland and Nikolay Goldobin didn’t practice. Ferland did skate before practice on his own.

Mitchell Clinton: Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice said that defenseman Nathan Beaulieu isn’t traveling with the team.

Maurice said that forward Bryan Little is progressing but they don’t have a timeline for when he’ll return. Little has been able to do some light bike riding and was at the arena yesterday.

  • Scott Billeck: Beaulieu will be out for seven to ten days with an upper-body injury.
  • Ken Wiebe: It’s looking like Little will be out for longer than the next two to three weeks.
  • Ken Wiebe: Maurice on Little: “He’s still in that healing phase. Before it’s even talked about (concussion) protocol, you need to let his ear drum heal. He’s feeling better. The dizziness has come down and he’s making progress, but it’s going to take some time for everything to heal.”