Injury Updates 12/23/2009

Pittsburgh Penguins v Buffalo Sabres

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

Atlanta Thrashers

  • Kari Lehtonen practiced with the team while Mark Popovic remains out.

Boston Bruins

  • Derek Morris sitting this game out.  [Boston Globe]
  • Milan Lucic looking to return at the Winter Classic. [Boston Globe]
  • Mark Stuart remains on IR.

Buffalo Sabres

  • Chris Butler not expected back.
  • No word on Nathan Gerbe, Thomas Vanek or Patrick Kaleta playing tonight, will update later.

Washington Capitals

  • Boyd Gordon sent to Hershey for conditioning. [Tarik El-Bashir]
  • Shaone Morrisonn back in. [In the Room]
  • Brian Pothier and Semyon Varlamov remain out.

Ottawa Senators

  • Pascal Leclaire expected to return, Chris Neil probable.
  • Shean Donovan in.
  • Nick Foligno remains out.

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Mark Eaton out.

Florida Panthers

  • Kamil Kreps, Nick Tarnasky, David Booth, Kenndal McArdle, Cory Stillman and Dmitry Kulikov expected out.

New York Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • John Mitchell, Mike Van Ryn and Carl Gunnarson expected to miss tonight’s contest.

New York Islanders

  • No lineup changes
  • Tim Jackman, Doug Weight, Sean Bergenheim, Rick Dipietro and Radek Martinek out.

Montreal Canadiens

  • Roman Hamrlik out tonight. Benoit Pouliot makes his season debut. [Habs Inside/Out]
  • Paul Mara and Brian Gionta out.

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Niclas Wallin back in the lineup.  [Canes Country]
  • Joe Corvo, Eric Cole and Chad LaRose still out.

Edmonton Oilers

  • Marc Pouliot, Ales Hemsky, Nikolai Khabibulin, Fernando Pisani and Mike Comrie should not dress.

Minnesota Wild

  • Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Brent Burns and Petr Sykora out with concussions.
  • One of Martin Havlat or Guillaume Latendresse plays tonight. [Russo’s Rants]

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Second of back-to-backs so expect the same lineup as yesterday.  Dave Bolland, Adam Burish and Cam Barker assumed out.

Detroit Red Wings

  • Brian Rafalski questionable with the flu. []
  • If out, he joins Valtteri Filppula, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Daniel Cleary, Johan Franzen, Andreas Lilja, Henrik Zetterberg and Jason Williams.

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Ray Emery and Brian Boucher out.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Anton Stralman out with the flu. Kristian Huselius questionable. [puck-rakers]
  • Rostislav Klesla and Derek Dorsett both out.

Dallas Stars

  • Jere Lehtinen, Trevor Daley and Mark Fistric out, Matt Niskanen back in. [Dallas Stars Blog]

Anaheim Ducks

  • No morning skate due to this being the second of back-to-backs.  Last nights lineup featured the following:
  • Ryan Carter not skating, Teemu Selanne is. [Ducks Blog]
  • Joffrey Lupul recovering from back surgery.

Phoenix Coyotes

  • Kurt Sauer

St. Louis Blues

Calgary Flames

  • Cory Sarich.

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