Krejci (upper-body) will not travel to Toronto.
Krejci will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury that he suffered against the Ducks. Luckily for the Bruins, the Maple Leafs are going to be without John Tavares as well. Krejci remains day-to-day.
Bergeron (lower-body) will travel to Toronto for Saturday's game.
Bergeron played 21:25 TOI in the Bruins shootout loss to the Lightning on Thursday, so he must have played through a lower-body issue. The Bruins No.1 centre will accompany the team to Toronto and anticipates playing against the Maple Leafs. He has had a terrific start to the season, scoring two goals with five assists (seven points) in seven games.
MacKinnon (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
MacKinnon is dealing with a lower-body injury and is questionable for Friday's game in Florida. If MacKinnon is unable to play, head coach Jared Bednar said that Nazem Kadri will move up and centre the first line and J.T. Compher will centre the second line.
McCann (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
McCann was a game-time decision on Wednesday and was held out of the lineup vs. the Avalanche but was at practice on Thursday and remains a game-time decision on Friday. It looks more likely that he will play tonight than it did two days ago, but monitor his status during warmups.
Siegenthaler (shoulder) is expected to play on Friday.
Siegenthaler was involved in a collision with teammate Richard Panik on Wednesday night and suffered a shoulder injury. Panik got the worst of it and landed on LTIR on Friday morning but Siegenthaler, who has just one assist in eight games, said he expects to play vs. the Rangers.
Source: JJ Regan 10/18/19, 11:18 am EST
The Capitals have placed Richard Panik (upper-body) on LTIR.
Panik was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against the Maple Leafs after colliding heavily with teammate Jonas Siegenthaler. Immediately moving him to LTIR means it’s a fairly significant upper-body issue and means that he will miss at least 10 games or 24 days. Garnet Hathaway is expected to move up to the third line in Panik’s spot.
Kempny (hamstring) will make his season debut on Friday.
Kempny missed the first eight games of the season but will play Friday vs. the Rangers. With Jonas Siegenthaler playing well on the top-pair, Kempny will get eased back in on the third-pair with Radko Gudas but could return to his minute-eating ways in a quick hurry. Kempny had 25 points (6G / 19A), 111 shots and 84 hits while playing 19:11 ATOI in 71 games a season ago.
Source: JJ Regan 10/18/19, 11:03 am EST
Sheary (upper-body) will return to the Sabres lineup on Thursday.
Forsberg (lower-body) is day-to-day; will not play on Thursday.
Lemieux (illness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Lemieux has been dealing with an illness this week and head coach David Quinn will decide after warmups whether or not Lemieux plays in New Jersey. Lemieux has no points, four PIMS and three shots in three games this season.
Erne (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Erne suffered an upper-body injury in the Red Wings loss in Vancouver on Tuesday but could play Thursday in Calgary. Erne has no points and 11 shots in six games this season, so even if he does end up playing he carries very little to no fantasy value.
DeKeyser (mid-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
DeKeyser was a late-scratch in Vancouver on Tuesday and missed Wednesday’s practice but remains a game-time call for tonight’s game in Calgary. The recently acquired Alex Biega will remain in the Red Wings lineup if DeKeyser can’t play against the Flames.
Nemeth (illness) is expected to play on Thursday.
Nemeth is fighting an illness but said that he “feels better” and head coach Jeff Blashill anticipates him playing on Thursday. Nemeth has one assist and 14 shots in his first six games with the Red Wings.
Tavares will miss at least two weeks with a broken finger.
Tavares sustained a broken finger late in the Maple Leafs’ loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. Tavares will be out for at least two weeks and will be re-evaluated by the medical staff at that point. This is obviously a massive blow for the Maple Leafs and a rarity for Tavares, who has only missed a combined nine games over the last five seasons.
Source: @LeafsPR 10/17/19, 2:20 pm EST
Anderson (upper-body) returned to practice on Thursday.
Anderson has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury but returning to practice is a big step towards returning to the Blue Jackets’ lineup. Head coach John Tortorella did not have much of an update on Anderson but said that “he’s progressing.”
Thomas (upper-body) will return to the Blues lineup on Thursday.
Thomas has been out since October 2nd but will play Thursday after a five-game absence. Thomas, who played just 9:45 TOI in the season opener, will return on the Blues fourth-line, so he doesn’t have any fantasy value at the moment.
Source: Jim Thomas 10/17/19, 1:03 pm EST
Rask (lower-body) is not expected to play on Thursday.
Rask did not take part in the Wild’s morning skate and is expected to miss tonight’s game in Montreal. With Rask out, Kevin Fiala is expected to be back in the Wild lineup.
Cousins (back) will make his season debut on Thursday.
Cousins had 27 points (7G / 20A) in 81 games with the Coyotes last year and signed a one-year, $1.0M AAV deal with the Canadiens this summer. Cousins will make his Montreal debut on the fourth line with Nate Thompson and Nick Suzuki.
Source: Stu Cowan 10/17/19, 11:48 am EST
Hischier (upper-body) will not play on Thursday.
Hischier is day-to-day with an upper-body injury that he suffered mid-way through Monday’s game. With Hischier sidelined, rookie Jack Hughes will be promoted to the Devils’ first line between Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri.
Krejci (upper-body) will not play Thursday vs. the Lightning.
Krejci was hurt in Monday’s game against the Ducks and will miss Thursday’s game with an upper-body injury. Par Lindholm will draw into the lineup to replace Krejci and Charlie Coyle will move up to the second line. Krejci is day-to-day.