NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/26/13
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on injuries, tomorrow's TV schedule and more
December 26, 2013
We’ve still got one more day to wait before the NHL kicks back into gear, and it seems like it’s been a lifetime since the teams were out on the ice. That said, there’s still plenty to talk about before tomorrow’s games, so let’s take a look at the noteworthy situations out there and see what’s happening.
Daniel Paille, LW, Boston Bruins: A quick word on Paille this morning: The Bruins expect him to be able to return to the lineup tomorrow against the Senators. He’s been out since Dec. 8 with a concussion.
Through 30 games so far, Paille has three goals, two assists and a plus-1 rating.
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Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings: Quick’s absence hasn’t been as big a deal as some people thought it would be. The Kings have gotten some solid play in goal while he’s been gone, and they’ve been able to take it slow with him in the meantime.
That said, Quick still has a bit of progressing to do before he can return from his groin injury. Optimistically, we can expect him back in early January.
Rob Scuderi, D, Pittsburgh Penguins: Scuderi is expected to return to the ice tomorrow against Carolina. He’s been out since late October with an ankle injury, and has been progressing steadily over the last few weeks or so. Scuderi has been practicing since the middle of the month.
He has one assist and a plus-5 rating in 11 games so far this year.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, Detroit Red Wings: By most indications, Zetterberg remains on track to rejoin the team out on the ice on Dec. 28, when he’s first eligible to come off injured reserve. He started skating with the team last week, which is a good sign that he’s healing well.
We won’t know anything for certain until this weekend, however, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Zetterberg active. He’s been out since Dec. 1 with a herniated disc in his back.
NHL Friday Schedule: The league is shut down for the holiday break, but there’s no harm in taking a glance forward. Here’s a look at the schedule when the NHL picks back up on Friday, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Friday, December 27, 2013:
7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins (RDS, SNET-E, NESN)
Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils (FS-O, MSG PLUS)
NY Rangers at Washington Capitals (MSG 2, CSN-DC)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes (ROOT, FS-CR)
7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN, MSG-B)
8:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks (ALT, CSN-CH)
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets (FS-N, TSN-JETS)
8:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars (FS-TN, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames (SNET-W)
San Jose Sharks at Phoenix Coyotes (CSN-CA, KTVK)
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