Matt Porter: Goaltender Tuukka Rask will start skating five times a week beginning next week according to ESPN’s Sean McDonagh. Rask hopes to start playing in January, and hopes to sign with the Bruins.
Sabres PR: Buffalo Sabres injury updates:
Goaltender Craig Anderson is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Forward Drake Caggiula is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Forward Casey Mittelstadt is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Forward Alex Tuch is month-to-month with an upper-body injury.
- Buffalo Sabres: Sabres coach Don Granato on Anderson: “We didn’t feel he would be out this long and it has lingered, so there is concern with respect to that, definitely.”
- Lance Lysowski: The Sabres put Caggiula on the IR.
Detroit Red Wings: Coach Jeff Blashill said that forward Joe Veleno is questionable for tonight. He’s listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Jessi Pierce: Minnesota Wild coach Dean Evason on Mats Zuccarello left last night’s game early but should be good for Sunday. Evason: “He could have came back and played in this game. But not what’s the point. It’s just precautionary.”
Chris Pinkert of NHL.com: St. Louis Blues forward David Perron left last night’s game with an upper-body injury. In the first period, he took a hit from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jake McCabe along the boards. He skated off on his own.
Curtis Pashelka: San Jose Sharks forward Jonathan Dahlin isn’t ready to rejoin the lineup just yet.