“Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe was diagnosed today with injuries in his right knee to his ACL, MCL and meniscus as the result of a play during the team’s game on Feb. 20 in New Jersey.
The expected recovery time for his injuries is approximately six to eight months.”
Ben Pope: Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton on Dylan Strome‘s concussion: “He got hit a few games ago. He didn’t feel anything, symptoms-wise. We were checking on him and he felt good. But these symptoms are sometimes late-arriving and he hasn’t felt as good the last little while.”
Defenseman Lucas Carlsson was placed on the IR with a strained groin retroactive to Feb. 19th. He is expected to be out for 10 to 14 days.
Helene St. James: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill didn’t have an update on forward Tyler Bertuzzi. He’s been out with an upper-body injury and has been skated here and there. He hasn’t progressed enough to join the team for practice yet.
Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers have put defenseman Koekkoek on the LTIR with an upper-body injury.
Vince Z. Mercogliano: New York Rangers coach David Quinn on forward Kaapo Kakko (COVID protocol): “He’s doing fine. I wish I could give you a better answer, but I’m not sure when he’s going to be able to come back.”
Vince Z. Mercogliano: Quinn on forward Filip Chytil, who has been out for four weeks with an upper-body injury. Recovery was expected to be four to six weeks: “He’s making progress. He’s going to start skating again soon. We’re hoping to get him back sooner than later.”