Injury Updates 12/26/2009

Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

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

Ottawa Senators

  • Daniel Alfredsson out a few weeks.
  • Jason Spezza and Nick Foligno remain out.

Buffalo Sabres

  • Thomas Vanek back.  Chris Butler and Patrick Kaleta still out of the lineup. [Sabres Edge]
  • Nathan Gerbe not on any lines. [Sabres Edge]

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Marc Methot out one to two weeks. [Tom Reed]
  • Rostislav Klesla and Derek Dorsett remain out.
  • Anton Stralman and Kristian Huselius amongst others seem to have recovered from the flu.

Detroit Red Wings

  • Valtteri Filppula and Brian Rafalski return tonight.  []
  • Dan Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg skated, expected back at some point next week. []
  • Johan Franzen, Andreas Lilja, Jason Williams, Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson remain out.

Philadelphia Flyers

  • Ray Emery and Brian Boucher both remain out.

Carolina Hurricanes

  • Eric Cole, Chad LaRose and Joe Corvo still out.

New York Islanders

  • Tim Jackman back tonight. [Katie Strang]
  • Sean Bergenheim, Radek Martinek, Doug Weight and Rick DiPietro still out.

New York Rangers

  • Clean bill of health.

New Jersey Devils

  • Dainius Zubrus, David Clarkson and Paul Martin expected out.

Washington Capitals

Montreal Canadiens

  • Brian Gionta and Roman Hamrlik to return during the current road trip. [Corus Sports]
  • No word on Paul Mara.

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Viktor Stalberg remains out with Garnett Exelby a healthy scratch. [Jonas Siegel]
  • John Mitchell, Carl Gunnarson and Mike Van Ryn still out.

Atlanta Thrashers

  • Kari Lehtonen and Mark Popovic.

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Jeff Halpern, Todd Fedoruk and Matt Walker placed on IR. [Erik Erlendsson]

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Ben Eager still out. [ESPN Chicago]
  • Adam Burish and Dave Bolland remain out.
  • No word on Cam Barker yet.
  • Barker and Eager in, Kris Versteeg and Niklas Hjalmarsson out. [Tribune Icing]

Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues

  • DJ King should be back soon, but not this game.

Minnesota Wild

  • Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Brent Burns and Petr Sykora out with concussions.
  • James Sheppard and John Scott scratched.

Los Angeles Kings

  • Ryan Smyth, Jack Johnson, Brandon Segal and Wayne Simmonds all returning to the lineup. [LA Kings Insider]
  • Andrei Loktionov, Jared Stoll and Randy Jones still out.

Phoenix Coyotes

  • Kurt Sauer still out, no timetable for his return.

Dallas Stars

  • Marty Turco sick, will not play. Jere Lehtinen returns. Mark Fistric and Trevor Daley unavailable. Brendan Morrow a game-time decision. [Dallas Stars Blog]

Colorado Avalanche

  • Craig Anderson out, the only update. [All Things Avs]
  • Marek Svatos, David Jones, Kyle Cumiskey and Ruslan Salei out.

Edmonton Oilers

  • Mike Comrie, Marc Pouliot, Nikolai Khabibulin, Ales Hemsky and Fernando Pisani out.

Vancouver Canucks

  • Ryan Johnson out with a sore foot.
  • Pavol Demitra still recovering.

Anaheim Ducks

  • Teemu Selanne, Ryan Carter and Joffrey Lupul likely out.

San Jose Sharks

  • Brad Staubitz and Jody Shelley still out.

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