9 NHL Games; Preview & Injury Reports (Jan 31/13)
SABRES (2-3-1) at BRUINS (5-0-1)
TV: MSG-Buffalo, NESN --- TIME: 7:00pmEST
Injury report: Robyn Regehr (lower body) is listed as day-to-day after missing Tuesday's game. Forward Patrick Kaleta didn't make the trip to Boston after spending Tuesday night in a hospital with a neck injury sustained when he was boarded by Toronto's Mike Brown. Kaleta was released on Wednesday. Look for Nathan Gerbe to take his spot in the lineup. Cody McCormick (finger) and Ville Leino (strained right hip) are on injured reserve. … Boston's Adam McQuaid sat out Monday and Tuesday due to a death in his family but is likely to return Thursday. Marc Savard (post-concussion syndrome) is on long-term IR.
CAPITALS (1-4-1) at MAPLE LEAFS (3-3-0)
TV: CSN-DC, SNET-Ontario --- TIME: 7:00pmEST
Injury report: Forward Brooks Laich (groin) and defenseman Jack Hillen (upper body) are out for the Capitals. … The Maple Leafs are without forward Joffrey Lupul (broken forearm). Forward Clarke MacArthur sat out again Tuesday with a lacerated pinkie, while defenseman Mike Komisarek seeks to return soon after getting a sliver of fiberglass removed from his eye following practice Monday.
ISLANDERS (3-2-1) at DEVILS (3-0-2)
TV: MSG PLUS 2, MSG PLUS --- TIME: 7:00pmEST
Injury report: New York will be without Josh Bailey (knee), Jesse Joensuu (sports hernia surgery) and Lubomir Visnovsky (suspended by team). Defenseman Travis Hamonic, who sustained an ankle injury Sunday, was in the lineup against the Penguins on Tuesday. … New Jersey forward Adam Henrique could return from left thumb surgery by the end of this week.
PENGUINS (3-3-0) at RANGERS (3-3-0)
TV: RDS, NHLN-US, ROOT, MSG --- TIME: 7:00pmEST
Injury report: The Penguins will miss defenseman Matt Niskanen (lower body) for 2-4 weeks. … In addition to Callahan, the Rangers are without rookie Chris Kreider (ankle).
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BLUES (5-1-0) at BLUE JACKETS (2-4-1)
TV: FS-Midwest, FS-Ohio --- TIME: 7:00pmEST
Injury report: No doubt the Blues' early success and superior depth have contributed to their current clean bill of health. … The Blue Jackets sustained some casualties on Thursday as defensemen Adrian Aucoin (lower body) and Nikita Nikitin (head) left with injuries. Of these, Nikitin's appears to be more severe. Forward Matt Calvert (lower body) went on IR and Cam Atkinson will miss 2-3 more weeks with a high ankle sprain.
JETS (3-2-1) at PANTHERS (1-5-0)
TV: TSN-JETS, FS-F --- TIME: 7:30pmEST
Injury report: Defenseman Zach Bogosian (wrist) is out for the Jets. Mike Caruso (wrist) and Sean Bergenheim (undisclosed) are definitely out for the Panthers. Erik Gudbranson (shoulder) was sent to the American Hockey League. Stephen Weiss (lower body) and Marcel Goc (ankle) skated Wednesday and are questionable for Thursday against the Jets.
AVALANCHE (2-4-0) at FLAMES (1-2-1)
TV: ALTITUDE, SNET-West --- TIME: 9:00pmEST
Injury report: Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog has missed the Avs' last two games with head and leg injuries after taking a big hit in San Jose on Saturday. The Avalanche are also missing forward Steve Downie, who's gone for the season after undergoing knee surgery. … The Flames say rookie forward Sven Baertschi is extremely doubtful with a lower-body injury sustained at Tuesday's practice. Defenseman Anton Babchuk, who has yet to play this season due to a shoulder injury, practiced Thursday.
PREDATORS (1-2-3) at KINGS (2-2-1)
TV: FS-Tennessee, FS-West --- 10:30pmEST
Injury report: Hornqvist (knee) is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. … Los Angeles defenseman Matt Greene (back) is unlikely to return during the regular season, while defenseman Willie Mitchell (knee) is out indefinitely.
OILERS (4-2-0) at SHARKS (6-0-0)
TV: SNET-EDM, CSN-CA --- TIME: 10:30pmEST
Injury report: Edmonton has numerous players on IR, including Ben Eager (concussion), Ryan Jones (eye), Theo Peckham (hip and Andy Sutton (knee). … Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (lower body) is skating and could be close to making his season debut. Forward Jason Demers is out with a wrist injury.
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