Here are your NHL injury updates and goalie starters for tonight, January 10, 2010:
- Milan Michalek, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza expected out.
- Jesse Winchester out a month. [Ian Mendes]
- Filip Kuba left yesterday’s game due to injury, he is day-to-day.
- Pascal Leclaire should be in goal after watching backup Brian Elliot lose last night. Confirmed by Ian Mendes of Sportsnet
- Tuomo Ruutu will miss a few weeks with an upper body injury. [Canes Now]
- Erik Cole and Sergei Samsonov skated and should return next week.
- Eric Staal expected back tonight. [Mike Maniscalco]
- Joe Corvo, Scott Walker and Chad LaRose still out.
- Cam Ward as always expected to start, will get a confirmation later.
- Jean-Sebastien Giguere could start given these are back-to-back games for the Ducks. Of course, Jonas Hiller won last night so coach Randy Carlyle might mix things up. As usual we will try to confirm this asap.
- Joffrey Lupul remains out.
- Antti Niemi should get the nod considering the dismal effort by Cristobal Huet last night. Chris Kuc of The Chicago Tribune agrees with me, as does Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago.
- Adam Burish and Dave Bolland remain out.
- Cam Barker listed as day-to-day.
- Mike Ribeiro still out.
- Nicklas Grossman day-to-day.
- Marty Turco likely considering the team rested yesterday and will rest tomorrow.
Columbus Blue Jackets
- Mathieu Garon will start in net. [Blue Jackets]
- Fredrik Modin and Kris Russell not playing today.
- Derek Dorsett expected back Tuesday. [Aaron Portzline]
- Marc Methot and Rostislav Klesla still out.