Forward Valeri Nichushkin and goaltender Pavel Francouz are week-to-week still but they are progressing well.
Forward Tyson Jost was given a maintenance day yesterday and should be good for tonight.
Mike Chambers for the Denver Post: Avalanche defenseman Sam Girard is listed as day-to-day with a possible head or shoulder injury.
Daniel Nugent-Bowman: Edmonton Oilers coach Dave Tippett said goaltender Mike Smith was on the ice before practice yesterday and will be re-evaluated today. Tippett added that Smith is doubtful for Wednesday but is a possibility for Saturday.
Ruff didn’t have an update on forward Miles Wood. That that he is still going through the recovery process and that it’s been “a painstaking process.”
Adam Kimelman: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ryan Ellis remains day-to-day. He practiced with the team yesterday and will travel with them according to coach Alain Vigneault: “He’ll come with us to Edmonton and skate tomorrow and I’ll have a decision for you for Wednesday.”
Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins Bryan Rust is still out week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan on Rust: “He’s just in the process of going through the rehab. The fact that he’s on the ice is encouraging. He will continue to go through the process. His status hasn’t changed.”
Pens Inside Scoop: Penguins Sidney Crosby (wrist) skated before practice and took part in the main practice.
Dave Molinari: Penguins Evgeni Malkin was on the ice and moving around pretty good yesterday. His timetable is still at least December.
Sheng Peng: San Jose Sharks forward Nikolai Knyzhov had surgery last week and there is no timeline for when he’s to return. He could be out for up to three months.