Conor Ryan: Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on Tuukka Rask:
“He’s completely on schedule. And the schedule, again, defer to the medical people, was supposed to be somewhere after the new year. Could be into February. Now February is the Olympic break, so then it bleeds into March. So there was a little bit of leeway there when I was told originally when the surgery happened. So I think he’s right there, if not probably a little bit ahead. I know he’s not behind.”
Adrian Dater: Avalanche Jared Bednar said that goaltender Pavel Francouz is getting “real close” to returning.
David Bwork: Panthers coach Andrew Brunette updating injuries.
Barkov is being evaluated daily and is still listed as week-to-week.
Duclair will skate today and is hopeful for Thursday or Saturday.
Juolevi is listed as day-to-day. He could go to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
Gustav Forsling was injured on Saturday and is out week-to-week.
Eric Engels: Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme said that defenseman Joel Edmundson has been dealing with a back injury all season. He’s meeting with doctors and hopefully he’s able to start taking contact soon.
Pens Inside Scoop: Penguins coach Sullivan on Evgeni Malkin: “Geno is at the next stage of his rehab process where our medical team thinks he’s ready to get more players around him and participate in a non-contact fashion. So that was the motivation to bring him on this trip.”
Jeremy Rutherford: St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube on David Perron: “He came in today, did some light workout stuff, but that’s where he’s at right now. Nobody knows, right? The only person that knows is the person himself. We’ll just see what happens with that.”