Kyle Palmieri will miss rest of road trip
Kyle Palmieri | ANA
(December 17, 2014 3:45 PM EST)
Kyle Palmieri isn't expected to play on Thursday or Friday because of a shoulder injury.
He was injured in Tuesday's loss to Toronto and has returned home for testing. Palmieri had been heating up of late with two goals and four assists in his past six contests. His spot on the second line will go to callup Emerson Etem.
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Canucks will pit Eddie Lack against Dallas
Eddie Lack | VAN
(December 17, 2014 3:37 PM EST)
Eddie Lack will be in goal for Vancouver against Dallas on Wednesday.
He hasn't played since Dec. 7 when he was beaten four times on 45 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa. Lack has a 2-3-2 record with a .911 save percentage and a 2.77 goals-against average this season.
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Chris Kunitz (foot) returns to practice
Chris Kunitz | PIT
(December 17, 2014 2:48 PM EST)
Chris Kunitz (foot) participated in Wednesday's practice.
"He was back to take all drills except for contact drills, so that was the normal step," coach Mike Johnston said. "So he was into really the first step of coming back into practice. Tomorrow he'll do the game-day skate full out, then I don't expect that he's going to be playing at all tomorrow. And Friday will give us another chance to get a good quality practice for him." Kunitz has been out of commission since Nov. 29 with a foot fracture, but he's hoping to resume playing before Christmas.
Sidney Crosby (mumps) could return Thursday
Sidney Crosby | PIT
(December 17, 2014 2:43 PM EST)
Sidney Crosby (mumps) skated on his own before practice on Wednesday.
"He looked good on the ice. It was a full skate," said coach Mike Johnston. "He worked on some extra conditioning drills." He isn't infectious anymore and has resumed skating, so it probably won't be long before he's back in the lineup. Thursday's match against Colorado is a possibility.
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Robert Bortuzzo getting looked at for mumps
Robert Bortuzzo | PIT
(December 17, 2014 2:39 PM EST)
Robert Bortuzzo is being tested for the mumps after he was feeling ill on Wednesday.
He suffered an upper-body injury on Saturday and now he's been quarantined as a precaution because of an illness.
Olli Maatta feeling ill in addition to injury
Olli Maatta | PIT
(December 17, 2014 2:34 PM EST)
Olli Maatta is sidelined with an undisclosed injury and now he's being tested for mumps as well.
He has been sidelined since Dec. 6 and was quarantined as a precaution on Wednesday because he was feeling sick.
Marc-Andre Fleury being tested for mumps
Marc-Andre Fleury | PIT
(December 17, 2014 2:30 PM EST)
Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't feeling well on Wednesday, so he didn't practice.
He was quarantined as a result and is being tested for mumps as a precaution. The Penguins have been the latest team to experience the illness that has made its way to several clubs this season.
John Curry recalled from the minors
John Curry | MIN
(December 17, 2014 2:16 PM EST)
John Curry has been recalled from the minors for Wednesday's game against the Bruins.
Curry was pulled from his AHL start for the Iowa Wild in the second period of Tuesday's game to make it to Minnesota in time for their game against Boston Wednesday night. He will most likely serve as the backup to Niklas Backstrom, but Backstrom is battling through a similar illness as Darcy Kuemper, who will not be able to dress, so Curry may find himself starting Wednesday after all.
Mike Ribeiro scores in SO win over Bruins
Mike Ribeiro | NAS
(December 17, 2014 2:11 PM EST)
Mike Ribeiro potted his ninth goal of the year in a 3-2 shootout win over Boston on Tuesday.
He has generated 26 points in 30 games with the Predators after posting 47 over 80 contests last year with the Coyotes.
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Anton Volchenkov suffers LBI Tuesday
Anton Volchenkov | NAS
(December 17, 2014 1:58 PM EST)
Anton Volchenkov suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's shootout win over Boston.
He played just four shifts and logged 2:56 of ice time before leaving after a blocked shot. Consider him day-to-day until his status is updated.
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