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:
- Kari Lehtonen practiced with the team while Mark Popovic remains out.
- Derek Morris sitting this game out. [Boston Globe]
- Milan Lucic looking to return at the Winter Classic. [Boston Globe]
- Mark Stuart remains on IR.
- Chris Butler not expected back.
- No word on Nathan Gerbe, Thomas Vanek or Patrick Kaleta playing tonight, will update later.
- Boyd Gordon sent to Hershey for conditioning. [Tarik El-Bashir]
- Shaone Morrisonn back in. [In the Room]
- Brian Pothier and Semyon Varlamov remain out.
- Pascal Leclaire expected to return, Chris Neil probable.
- Shean Donovan in.
- Nick Foligno remains out.
- Mark Eaton out.
- Kamil Kreps, Nick Tarnasky, David Booth, Kenndal McArdle, Cory Stillman and Dmitry Kulikov expected out.
New York Rangers
- Brian Boyle back in the lineup. [Rangers Rants]
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.
- Roman Hamrlik out tonight. Benoit Pouliot makes his season debut. [Habs Inside/Out]
- Paul Mara and Brian Gionta out.
- Niclas Wallin back in the lineup. [Canes Country]
- Joe Corvo, Eric Cole and Chad LaRose still out.
- Marc Pouliot, Ales Hemsky, Nikolai Khabibulin, Fernando Pisani and Mike Comrie should not dress.
- Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Brent Burns and Petr Sykora out with concussions.
- One of Martin Havlat or Guillaume Latendresse plays tonight. [Russo’s Rants]
- 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. [Mlive.com]
- If out, he joins Valtteri Filppula, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Daniel Cleary, Johan Franzen, Andreas Lilja, Henrik Zetterberg and Jason Williams.
- Ray Emery and Brian Boucher out.
Tampa Bay Lightning
- Matt Walker out another week. [Erik Erlendsson]
Columbus Blue Jackets
- Anton Stralman out with the flu. Kristian Huselius questionable. [puck-rakers]
- Rostislav Klesla and Derek Dorsett both out.
- Jere Lehtinen, Trevor Daley and Mark Fistric out, Matt Niskanen back in. [Dallas Stars Blog]
- 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.
- Kurt Sauer
St. Louis Blues
- Eric Brewer in. [JP Rutherford]
- DJ King, Darryl Sydor out.
- Cory Sarich.
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