Helene St. James: Forward Tyler Bertuzzi will travel the Detroit Red Wings for the first time since January. He is skating but won’t be practicing with the team. It will be at least a week before he starts practicing.
Ansar Khan: Forward Bobby Ryan and Sam Gagner missed last night’s game and are day-to-day. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier was on the ice yesterday and will practice with the team today. He is getting closer to returning.
David Dwork: Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville on injured Patric Hornqvist and Aleksander Barkov: “Barky and Hornqvist will be back, I’m gonna say by Satutday. We’ll see about tomorrow, that’s a possibility. Horny we’re looking at Saturday, Barky is questionable for tomorrow.”
Sheng Peng: San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner yesterday on Dylan Gambrell‘s injury: “he’s not practicing today, questionable tmw: “Just a comfort thing. He’s going to try tomorrow morning…I hope Gambrell is healthy enough to play. I want to keep some semblance of the lines we have right now moving forward, at least tomorrow.”
“This has caused some head-scratching around the NHL given the fact that we know that the Lightning have enormous salary cap issues. The NHL has had multiple conversations with the Lightning and the NHL has no issues. ”
Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said that goaltender Frederik Andersen is progressing well according to his follow up appointment. He won’t rejoin the team on their road trip. They will reassess next week.