Bruins Smith with a lower-body issue
Two to LTIR and one to IR for the Blackhawks
Mark Lazerus: Before the Blackhawks put Toews on the LTIR, they got as close to the salary cap ceiling as possible to help maximize their flexibility.
Matthew DeFranks: Missing Dallas Stars yesterday:
Smith unfit to play
Stuart Skinner was recalled from the taxi squad on an emergency basis.
Benn and Miller could be absent for at least a week
They will be out for at least a week. Benn has tested positive and Miller has been staying with him.
Canucks players have been getting daily COVID tests since the start of training camp.
Benn tested positive Sunday morning, negative later that day, negative Monday and positive on Tuesday. Benn could be in the early stages, hence the negative tests. If he develops symptoms in the next few days, he won’t get clearance for at least 10 days after the first symptom appears – NHL and B.C Centre for Disease Contraol CDC protocol.
B.C protocol states that Miller must quarantine for 14-days after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive.
Paul Hamilton: Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said that Staal is day-to-day.
Dowd hits Staal in the head pic.twitter.com/Fnztvqur6j
— Ben Mathewson (Optimistic Sabres Fan) (@Ben_Mathewson) January 15, 2021