McCann (lower-body) will not play Wednesday vs. the Avalanche.
Source: @penguins 10/16/19, 6:51 pm EST
Krejci (upper-body) missed Wednesday’s practice but has not been ruled out of Thursday’s game.
Krejci left Monday’s game against the Ducks after playing just 4:43 TOI and did not return. He wasn’t on the ice for Wednesday’s session but head coach Bruce Cassidy believes there’s still a chance that he suits up vs. the Lightning. Charlie Coyle will move up to the second line if Krejci is unavailable.
Thomas (upper-body) could return to the Blues lineup on Thursday.
Thomas has been sidelined by an upper-body injury since the Blues’ season opener. After completing Wednesday’s practice session, head coach Craig Berube told reporters that Thomas could play Thursday. Thomas will likely replace Mackenzie MacEachern in the lineup if he’s available to play.
Bitetto is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Bitetto was forced to leave Tuesday’s game vs. The Coyotes after logging 9:05 TOI. Luckily for the Jets, they had an impressive rookie in Ville Heinola sitting on the bench waiting to draw back into the lineup on Thursday.
Forsberg (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
It looks like the Predators avoided disaster and Forsberg will not miss an extended period of time. Forsberg was forced to leave Tuesday’s game in the late stages and did not return. He was not on the ice for Wednesday’s optional practice and head coach Peter Laviolette said Forsberg will “probably” be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Perry will make his Stars debut on Wednesday.
Perry has missed the first seven games of the season with a fractured foot but will play Wednesday in Columbus. Perry is not the same player he once was, but he’ll get a chance in the top-6 right away, skating on the second line with Roope Hintz and Mattias Janmark.
Nygard will miss 2-to-4 weeks with a rib injury.
Nygard has registered one goal on nine shots in his first six career NHL games. Nygard will miss at least two weeks and Patrick Russell will replace him in the lineup on Wednesday.
Hischier (upper-body) missed Wednesday’s practice.
The Devils have listed Nico Hischier as “day-to-day” with an upper-body injury that he suffered on Monday. With Hischier not on the ice, Jack Hughes skated on the top-line with Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri.
Compher (lower-body) will return to Colorado’s lineup on Wednesday.
Compher has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury but will play Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Compher has one goal in two games while playing 14:41 ATOI to start 2019-20.
McCann (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
McCann missed Monday’s practice with a lower-body injury and will be a game-time decision on Wednesday. The Penguins are ravaged by injuries upfront, so they will dress a seventh defenseman if McCann can’t play.
Source: Rob Rossi 10/16/19, 11:20 am EST
Sorensen (concussion protocol) practiced on Tuesday; will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Sorensen has missed the last three games but could be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Hurricanes. Head coach Pete DeBoer said that Sorensen “took a good step” and “it’s all about how you react to things the next day, so not prepared to pencil him in yet.” So monitor Sorensen’s status during Wednesday’s morning skate.
Perry (foot) will be a game-time decision.
Perry has missed the first seven games of the season but appears set to make his Stars debut on Wednesday. The Stars returned two forwards to Texas (AHL) on Tuesday, paving the way for Perry to enter the lineup. Perry’s best days are behind him—he was on a 16-goal, 11-assist per 82 game pace last year but had a devastating 4.4 on-ice SH%.
Grimaldi (lower-body) is expected to return to the Predators lineup on Tuesday.
DeKeyser (undisclosed) is not expected to play on Tuesday.
Eberle (lower-body) is doubtful to play on Thursday.
Kempny (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday but is getting “close.”
Sheary (upper-body) returned to practice on Tuesday.
The Red Wings have activated Trevor Daley (lower-body) from IR.
Source: Ansar Khan 10/15/19, 6:11 pm EST
The Red Wings have activated Frans Nielsen (undisclosed) from IR.
Source: Ansar Khan 10/15/19, 6:11 pm EST
Grimaldi (lower-body) is expected to be back in the Predators lineup on Tuesday.
Grimaldi has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury but was back on the fourth line at Monday’s practice and waiving Daniel Carr is a good sign that Grimaldi will play Tuesday. He has one assist and seven shots in three games this season.