The Philadelphia Flyers are active as the NHL trade deadline approaches. The team has already acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings to compensate for the loss of both Michal Neuvirth and Brian Elliot, but not the Flyers are having to deal with another injury.
Winger Wayne Simmonds will miss the next 2-3 weeks with an upper body injury, according to a team announcement on Tuesday.
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall declared Neuvirth out long-term on Monday stating that the netminder will miss four-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury.
Hurricanes Activate Goalie Scott Darling
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling has been officially activated from injured reserve Monday and then subsequently assigned to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers on a conditioning stint, Hurricanes’ general manager Don Waddell announced on Monday.
Darling will suit up on Wendesday for the Checkers as they take on the Utica Comets and it will mark Darling’s first appearance since suffering a lower-body injury during Carolina’s final preseason contest back on September 30th.
Darling is looking to bounce back following a rough 2017-2018 campaign.
Blue Jackets’ Seth Jones To Make Season Debut Against Arizona
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones will make his long-awaited season debut on Tuesday as the Blue Jackets take to the ice to face off with the Arizona Coyotes, Columbus head coach John Tortella announced on Monday.
Jones has been out since a preseason game back on September 25th which saw him suffer an MCL sprain that was initially to sideline him for four-to-six weeks of time.
The return of Jones will be a welcome sight for the Blue Jackets as Jones finished second in team scoring last season and led all Columbus defensemen with 57 points.
Devils’ Jesper Bratt Out 2-3 Weeks
New Jersey Devils forward Jesper Bratt will be out 2-3 weeks with a broken jaw.
Bratt, 20, was injured Thursday when he was hit in the face by a puck that was shot from the point and deflected off the crossbar.
“It was just a freak accident after practice; he was in the corner and there was a shot that went to the net and it hit the crossbar and inadvertently hit him,” Devils head coach John Hynes said (h/t NHL.com). “He has a fracture and no surgery is needed, so that’s good news. He should be able to continue his physical activity over the course of that time and he’ll be back ready to go when that time comes.”
“It stinks because he’s had a great training camp,” Devils forward Travis Zajac said. “He was playing better than how he started last year, but he’ll get a chance to come back even stronger. It’s one of those things as a young guy you just have to take in stride, not let it bother you, and just make sure you’re prepared to contribute when you do come back.”
“I met up with him right away after practice Thursday, and you feel so bad for him,” New Jersey forward Marcus Johansson stated. “This is once-in-a-lifetime thing to play an NHL game in Sweden and having family and friends here. He was playing really well, too, and working hard all summer.
“It’s not a fun situation and he’s not happy right now, but he’s a young kid and he has a lot of hockey ahead of him so you don’t want to risk anything by coming back too soon.”
- Hurricanes Activate Goalie Scott Darling
- Oilers Place Ty Rattie On Injured Reserve
- Blue Jackets’ Seth Jones To Make Season Debut Against Arizona
- Devils’ Jesper Bratt Out 2-3 Weeks
- Flames’ Travis Hamonic Suffers Facial Fracture During Fight
- Panthers’ Derek MacKenzie Retiring at End of Season
- Islanders Name Anders Lee Captain
Anaheim Ducks12 months ago
The History of the Winnipeg Whiteout
Arizona Coyotes1 year ago
The NHL Season Just Started. So Let’s Talk About Relocating Teams!
Anaheim Ducks1 year ago
Calm Down Everyone, It’s Just the Preseason
Anaheim Ducks11 months ago
Matt Hendricks Is Exactly What the Jets Needed
Buffalo Sabres11 months ago
Sabres’ Marco Scandella Fined $5K For Slashing
Calgary Flames12 months ago
How To Fix Steve Mason
Edmonton Oilers10 months ago
The Winnipeg Jets Win Their First Avco Cup
Calgary Flames1 year ago
The Jets Didn’t Ask, So I’ll Give My Opinion Anyway