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NHL Highlights, Feb. 27

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Fear The Fin

Blues at Sharks: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Though the San Jose Sharks will be without forward Tomas Hertl, who entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, they’ll hopefully find some relief in the return of defenders Erik Karlsson and Radim Simek tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Forward Dylan Gambrell will also be returning after missing one game due to concussion protocol. The Blues are fairly banged up themselves, with seven players listed as injured, including Vladimir Tarasenko, who may return soon, but certainly not against the Sharks. Defender Colton Parayko did not travel with the team, who will be...

Sportsnet.ca

Auston Matthews’ wrist injury not cause for alarm

Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews missed Saturday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers with a wrist injury, but the issue is not expected to keep him out of action long-term. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

PensBurgh

Recap: Penguins beat Islanders in OT after a big Kris Letang night

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Kris Letang nets two goals and the Pens escape with Pregame A multitude of changes for the Penguins. Jared McCann is back off the IR, and Mark Jankowski is out with a day-to-day injury. Anthony Angello slots in for his first NHL game of the season as Drew O’Connor also sits this one out. Lined up and ready for hockey.#LetsGoPens pic.twitter.com/pFIYDIR3zz— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 27, 2021 First period The Penguins get two power plays in the first period and do nothing with it. Tristan Jarry does his part to keep his...

The Hockey Writers

Blues Need to Keep Pace & Tread Water Waiting for Injury Returns

In the midst of what can only be considered the worst stretch of St. Louis Blues hockey since the opening to the 2018-19 NHL season, there appears to light from ... Read moreBlues Need to Keep Pace & Tread Water Waiting for Injury Returns

Sportsnet.ca

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews ruled out vs. Oilers with wrist injury

Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers with a wrist injury. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Die By The Blade

Sabres Blanked In Matinee Against Flyers

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via An Eichel-less Sabres squad had no answer offensively for Philadelphia. Score: Flyers 3 | Sabres 0 Shots: PHI 39 | BUF 23 Sabres Goals: None Flyers Goals: Sean Couturier (4), Shayne Gostisbehere (2), Scott Laughton (5) Observation 1 | Hello Darkness, My Old Friend Before the Buffalo Sabres took the ice for today’s matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers, the injury bug made its presence felt at KeyBank Center. It was announced that goaltender Linus Ullmark will “be out at least a month” with a lower-body injury. A devastating blow...

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Injury Problems Getting Ridiculous

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Auston Matthews as they begin a three-game series against the Edmonton Oilers. Matthews was injured as he fell awkwardly into the boards in the Leafs game against Calgary the other night.  You could see Matthews getting his wrist taped on the bench during the game, and then he […] Toronto Maple Leafs Injury Problems Getting Ridiculous - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

Bruce Cassidy Challenges Handful Of Bruins Defensemen After Loss To Rangers

For weeks, or in some cases years, this is the opportunity a number of Boston Bruins defensemen have been waiting for. With injuries piling up on the back end, Urho Vaakanainen is up from the AHL and getting a chance to play on the top pairing with Charlie McAvoy. Jakub Zboril, who has become a […] The post Bruce Cassidy Challenges Handful Of Bruins Defensemen After Loss To Rangers appeared first on NESN.com.

Toronto Star

Injured Auston Matthews out for Maple Leafs’ first of three road dates with Connor McDavid’s Oilers

However, goalie Jack Campbell, defenceman Jake Muzzin and forward Joe Thornton will be back in the Leafs lineup after injury layoffs.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Red Wings suffer top-line loss; Dylan Larkin out at least through weekend

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin is sidelined with an upper-body injury and will miss Saturday and Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks.       

CBC News

Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews sidelined by wrist injury

The Maple Leafs will be without star centre Auston Matthews when they take on the Edmonton Oilers Saturday.

Winnipeg Sun

JETS SETTING: Are the Winnipeg Jets good or do the eyes deceive?

WATCH BELOW as Winnipeg Sun columnist Paul Friesen and sports reporter Scott Billeck discuss the state of the Winnipeg Jets, Pierre-Luc Dubois’s emergence following injury, the blue line and more in the latest edition of Jets Setting. What do you think? Tweet...

The Hockey Writers

St. Louis Blues: 3 Trade Deadline Targets

The St. Louis Blues have had terrible injury luck this season, as many of their key players have gotten banged up. Jaden Schwartz, Ivan Barbashev, Colton Parayko, Tyler Bozak, Robert ... Read moreSt. Louis Blues: 3 Trade Deadline Targets

Die By The Blade

Linus Ullmark will be out at least a month for the Sabres

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Ullmark will miss at least a month according to Ralph Krueger with a lower-body injury There was some concern when Linus Ullmark was unable to return in Thursday’s contest against the New Jersey Devils. Today, we got the bad news. Ralph Krueger announced that Ullmark would be out at least a month, if not longer. That’s a crushing blow to the team. The Sabres are already starting to fall behind in the East Division standings and being without their top goaltender for a long time is going to make it hard for them to even keep pace....

Times Herald

Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark out at least one month; Jeff Skinner set to return

BUFFALO – A lower-body injury will sideline Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark at least one month, coach Ralph Krueger said. Ullmark, who has started 12 of the Sabres’ 17 games, left Thursday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils after the first period. “It’s a hard hit, it’s heavy hit,” Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said on a Zoom call this morning. “The best case we’ll get him back in a month. So a huge loss ... Read the full article

St. Louis Game Time

Blues fans are justified in being concerned

The team’s struggles aren’t down to one person. The Blues recalled Sam Anas yesterday from the Utica Comets. This is the current state of the team. If you tell me that you were familiar with Anas’ career before his call-up to the taxi squad, I will accuse you of being a liar or a relative of his. Injuries have absolutely destroyed the cohesion of the Blues over the last month. Everyone expected injuries to happen with the condensed schedule - more games in a shorter period of time means more people will get banged up. Fans are also more than aware that a regular injury...

Times Herald

Jack Eichel questionable for weekend; Sabres could have reinforcements

BUFFALO – Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark will likely miss this weekend’s two-game series against the Philadelphia Flyers, coach Ralph Krueger said. Meanwhile, captain Jack Eichel is questionable for the home contests. Both players have lower-body injuries and did not practice today inside KeyBank Center. Ullmark, the Sabres’ No. 1 goalie, left Thursday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils after the first period. Kruger said Ullmark was having X-rays done this afternoon. “We’re not ... Read the full article

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Sabres injuries mount; Skinner's status remains uncertain

The Buffalo Sabres enter the weekend dealing with injuries to two key players and uncertainty as to whether coach Ralph Krueger is going to end the benching of high-priced forward Jeff Skinner.

Sportsnet.ca

Skinner’s status remains uncertain as Sabres injuries mount

The Buffalo Sabres enter the weekend dealing with injuries to two key players and uncertainty as to whether coach Ralph Krueger is going to end the benching of high-priced forward Jeff Skinner. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Auston Matthews Day-To-Day With Hand Injury for Toronto Maple Leafs

The injury bug continues to bite the Toronto Maple Leafs. Superstar centre Auston Matthews is now listed as day-to-day with a hand injury, putting his status for Saturday’s game in Edmonton in jeopardy. Leafs centre Auston Matthews (hand) will not practice today and is listed as day-to-day. — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 26, 2021 Auston […] The post Auston Matthews Day-To-Day With Hand Injury for Toronto Maple Leafs appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Sportsnet.ca

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews day-to-day with hand injury

Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews is listed as day-to-day with a hand injury and did not participate in practice on Friday, the team announced. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

NESN.com

Bruins Trusting Urho Vaakanainen, Putting Defenseman Back In Vs. Rangers

None of the Boston Bruins are making sweeping judgements right now, and that includes the assessment of Urho Vaakanainen. Good call. The 2017 first-round pick is getting some real on the job training, having been thrown on the top pairing with Charlie McAvoy thanks to a number of injuries on the blue line. Make no […] The post Bruins Trusting Urho Vaakanainen, Putting Defenseman Back In Vs. Rangers appeared first on NESN.com.

Pension Plan Puppets

Maple Leafs practised with most of the team, but who will play tomorrow?

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Almost everyone was on the ice for practice ahead of the western road trip, but one who was absent might actually play. The Maple Leafs were at practice today ahead of their trip to Edmonton to play tomorrow. There’s good and bad news about injuries as well as uncertainty about who is actually ready to play. The only person definitely not nearly ready is Wayne Simmonds. All of the following is courtesy of all of the reporters who Tweet out practice doings: Goalies Frederik Andersen worked with the coaches, but did not participate in...

Toronto Star

Jack Campbell returns, Auston Matthews iffy for Leafs road date with Connor McDavid’s Oilers

No. 1 goalie Frederik Andersen, who has missed the past two games, practised Friday and will travel with the team to Edmonton, where Campbell, recovered from a suspected knee injury, is expected to make his first start in a month.

Toronto Sun

Some injured Maple Leafs will be back vs. Oilers

The most daunting road trip of the Maple Leafs season begins against a challenger to their top division seed, which boasts the league’s two top scorers while Toronto could be missing it’s goal leader. But the Leafs headed West to Edmonton for five games in eight nights starting Saturday on an optimistic note. Coach Sheldon Keefe should have defenceman Jake Muzzin and winger Joe Thornton returning from injury, while it appears No. 2 goalie Jack Campbell will be back after...

Puck Prose

Vladimir Tarasenko’s impending return could be perfect tonic for goal-shy St. Louis Blues

Things could be about to look up for the St. Louis Blues with Vladimir Tarasenko on the cusp of a return. It has been a rough stretch for the St. Louis Blues who have been struggling on the ice while seeing players drop like flies with injury, but they could be about to get a […] Vladimir Tarasenko’s impending return could be perfect tonic for goal-shy St. Louis Blues - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.