Rantanen is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Head coach Jared Bednar said he doesn't feel like it will be a "4-to-6 week" injury and expects him back sooner than that. The Avalanche have officially placed the "week-to-week" tag on him, so expect him to miss at least a couple of weeks. He will be re-evaluated after that and then you can expect another update from Colorado.
Source: Marc Moser 10/23/19, 2:32 pm EST
Comeau (lower-body) is still 10-14 days away from playing.
Comeau has been sidelined since the season opener and will miss at least 10 more days with a lower-body ailment. Denis Gurianov is playing well on the Stars fourth line so they don't need to rush Comeau out.
Source: Mike Heika 10/23/19, 2:01 pm EST
The Bruins have assigned Anders Bjork to Providence (AHL).
Bjork made his season debut vs. the Maple Leafs on Tuesday but gets sent back to the AHL because the Bruins are off until Saturday. How the injured Bruins recover over the next few days will determine whether or not Bjork will return for the weekend.
The Red Wings have recalled Alex Biega from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Biega was sent down yesterday but quickly recalled because Danny DeKeyser was banged up vs. the Canucks. Biega or Madison Bowey could draw in for DeKeyser in Ottawa.
Ericsson has cleared waivers and been assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).
Ericsson missed the first nine games of the season with an upper-body injury and cleared waivers on Wednesday afternoon. The long-time Red Wing will be replaced by Alex Biega on the roster.
The Wild have placed Kevin Fiala (lower-body) on IR.
Fiala missed Tuesday's game against the Oilers with a lower-body injury and he was moved to IR on Wednesday morning. His move cleared a roster spot for the Wild to recalled Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL) to serve as Alex Stalock's backup on Thursday.
Tatar left Wednesday’s practice with a foot injury.
Tatar took a shot off of his foot and was forced to leave towards the end of the session. Head coach Claude Julien said he had no update but Tatar was being evaluated, so expect an update in the next 24 hours.
Source: Stu Cowan 10/23/19, 12:44 pm EST
Stalock will start Thursday in Nashville.
Dubnyk (lower-body) is not expected to be available for Thursday’s game.
Dubnyk was forced to leave Tuesday’s game vs. the Oilers with a lower-body injury. Dubnyk stopped all nine shots he faced before leaving the game and Alex Stalock closed out the team shutout. Stalock is expected to start Thursday and Kaapo Kahkonen was recalled from Iowa (AHL) to serve as his backup.
The Wild have recalled Kaapo Kahkonen from Iowa (AHL).
Not to be confused with this summer’s No.2 overall pick Kaapo Kakko, Kahkonen was a fourth-round pick in 2014. The 23-year-old netminder has gone 4-0-0 with a 2.95 GAA and .886 SV% in four AHL games this season. He is expected to serve as Alex Stalock’s backup on Thursday because Devan Dubnyk was banged up in Tuesday’s win.
Elliott will start Thursday in Chicago.
The Jets have claimed Luca Sbisa off of waivers from Anaheim.
The Ducks were planning on signing Sbisa but he had to pass through waivers first. The Jets shut that idea down by claiming the 29-year-old defenseman. He had one assist in nine games with the Islanders last year and has 103 points (18G / 85A) in 504 career NHL games with the Flyers, Ducks, Canucks, Golden Knights and Islanders.
There's a "good chance" Paquette (arm) will make his season debut on Wednesday.
Paquette has missed the first eight games of the 2019-20 season but is expected to make his debut vs. the Penguins. Paquette will centre the fourth line with Patrick Maroon and Luke Witkowski. The 26-year-old had 13 goals and four assists (17 points) in 80 games last season.
The Golden Knights have reassigned Nicolas Hague to Chicago (AHL).
Hague had two assists in seven games during his call-up but Jake Bischoff has recently taken his spot on the third pair. Hague returns to the AHL, where he had 13 goals and 19 assists (32 points) in 75 games last year.
Nilsson starts Wednesday vs. the Red Wings.
Nilsson stopped 41 of 43 shots in the Senators' loss in Dallas on Monday. Nilsson was outstanding for the second straight game but the Senators offence couldn't help him out. The 29-year-old netminder has stopped 93 of the last 97 shots (.959 SV%) that he has faced and is an intriguing option against a struggling Red Wings team that is on the tail-end of a back-to-back.
Source: @TSN1200 10/23/19, 11:36 am EST
Vasilevskiy will start Wednesday vs. the Penguins.
Vasilevskiy allowed six goals on 24 shots in the Lightning's 6-2 loss to the Avalanche last Saturday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Vasilevskiy, who is 4-2-0 with a 3.15 GAA and .899 SV% on the season. Tonight he faces the Penguins, who are on the tail-end of a back-to-back. They were shutout (3-0) in their first back-to-back set.
Source: Joe Smith 10/23/19, 11:06 am EST
The Senators have placed Artem Anisimov (lower-body) on IR; expected to miss two weeks.
Anisimov previously missed three games with a lower-body injury but played Monday in Dallas and is now ruled out for at least two weeks. There is no word if it is a new injury or if Anisimov re-aggravated the same lower-body issue he was dealing with. J.C. Beaudin is expected to make his NHL debut in Anisimov's place on Wednesday.
The Senators have placed Colin White (hip flexor) on IR; expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks.
This is a huge blow to an already thin Senators lineup. White ranked fifth among Senators' forwards in ice-time (17:51) but has had a slow start, scoring one goal with one assist in eight games. The Senators have a busy schedule coming up so missing 3-to-5 weeks will mean missing 10-to-17 games for White. Logan Brown was recalled from Belleville (AHL) to take his spot on the roster.
Nilsson is in the starter's crease at the Senators morning skate.
Nilsson stopped 41 of 43 shots in the Senators loss in Dallas on Monday. Nilsson was outstanding for the second straight game but the Senators offence couldn't help him out. The 29-year-old netminder has stopped 93 of the last 97 shots (.959 SV%) that he has faced and is an intriguing option against a struggling Red Wings team that is on the tail-end of a back-to-back.
The Senators have recalled Logan Brown from Belleville (AHL).
Brown was the No.11 overall pick in 2016 and he is off to a blistering start in the AHL this season. The 21-year-old centre is tied for the team-lead with seven points (3G / 4A) in five games and is expected to make his season debut vs. the Red Wings. Brown has just one assist in six career NHL games.