Charlie Roumeliotis: Chicago Blackhawks Jeremy Colliton on Tyler Johnson’s (neck soreness) injury status: “I don’t have more on that. We’ve got to see how it progresses here.”
John Lu: Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher and defenseman Jeff Petry are game-time decisions. Defenseman Joel Edmundson suffered a setback in his recovery and is now 10 to 14 days away. Defenseman Mattias Norlinder has been cleared for contact in practices.
- Eric Engels: “Mathieu Perreault started having some double vision and doctors realized his retina had detached. He found out he’s got a condition called Lattice Retinal Degeneration. Had a small laser procedure to cure right eye and will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks.”
Colin Stephenson: New York Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said that Ryan Reaves practice went better than Sunday. Reaves is eligible to come off the IR today but Gallant doesn’t expect him to play tonight.
Charlie O’Connor: The Philadelphia Flyers may have thought defenseman Ryan Ellis was close to returning as they brought him on their road trip. Coach Alain Vigneault said that Ellis may be more week-to-week now and not day-to-day. Vigneault didn’t rule out Ellis practicing on Wednesday and possibly going to their trip to Pittsburgh and Washington.
- Jesse Granger: Multiple sources have said that Karlsson was hit with a shot and broke his foot. He could miss about six weeks.