Injury Updates 12/12/2009

Columbus Blue Jackets v Detroit Red Wings Game One

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Just a quick note, if I omitted a source it is due to a previous report with no recent updates. Here are your injury updates for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Anaheim Ducks

  • Teemu Selanne and Ryan Carter remain out.  No morning skate due to back-to-back games so we will have to wait to see the status of winger Joffrey Lupul.  Carter may return next week.

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Fredrik Modin makes his season debut. [Puck-rakers]
  • Rostislav Klesla remains sidelined with a torn groin/abdomen.

Carolina Hurricanes

  • No lineup changes. [Canes Country]
  • That means no Eric Cole, Chad LaRose, Joe Corvo or Niclas Wallin.

Ottawa Senators

  • Alexandre Picard replaces Chris Campoli. [Senators.com]
  • Pascal Leclaire, Chris Neil and Shean Donovan remain out.
Toronto Maple Leafs v Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres

  • Nathan Gerbe will miss tonight’s game.  [Sabres Edge]
  • Paul Gaustad and Chris Butler remain out.

New York Rangers

Montreal Canadiens

Atlanta Thrashers

  • Kari Lehtonen still out.

Washington Capitals

  • Semyon Varlamov still on IR.
  • No morning skate so we will have to wait until later to find out the injury updates.

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • More of a scratch update but Jeff Finger replaces Garnett Exelby in the lineup. [Jonas Siegel]
  • Still out are Jonas Gustavsson, Mike Van Ryn, Carl Gunnarson and John Mitchell.

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Ray Emery, Darroll Powe, Blair Betts and Simon Gagne remain out.

New Jersey Devils

  • No updates on Paul Martin, Dainius Zubrus and David Clarkson.

Boston Bruins

  • Byron Bitz and Dennis Wideman skated with the team. [John Bishop]
  • No update on Milan Lucic which means he will likely miss the game.

New York Islanders

  • Andy Sutton expected to play tonight. [Islanders Point Blank]
  • Sean Bergenheim, Tim Jackman, Radek Martinek, Rick DiPietro (minors) and Doug Weight all watching from the sidelines.

Florida Panthers

  • Gregory Campbell out at least past Monday. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • David Booth, Nick Tarnasky, Cory Stillman, Dominic Moore and Kenndal McArdle remain out.

Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose Sharks

  • Douglas Murray should return. [Working the Corners]
  • No word on Brad Staubitz or Jody Shelley.

Phoenix Coyotes

Detroit Red Wings

  • Jason Williams to resume skating soon. [Mlive.com]
  • Niklas Kronwall, Daniel Cleary, Johan Franzen, Andreas Lilja and Valtteri Flippula remain out.

Nashville Predators

  • Clean bill of health.

Minnesota Wild

Vancouver Canucks

  • Darcy Hordichuk over Kyle Wellwood. [The White Towel]
  • Alexander Edler, Michael Grabner, Pavol Demitra and Alex Bolduc remain injured.

Dallas Stars

  • Clean bill of health.

Los Angeles Kings

  • Wayne Simmonds out indefinitely. [LA Kings Insider]
  • Ryan Smyth, Andrei Loktionov and Brandon Segal will not play.

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