- Walt Ruff: Coach Brind’Amour said that if Aho doesn’t practice today, he won’t play Saturday.
Forward Kyle Palmieri has been skating on his own and hasn’t joined the team for practice yet. He’s on the IR with an upper-body injury.
Bruce Garrioch: Ottawa Senators forward Josh Norris skated with the team in a no-contact jersey. There is still no timetable for his return.
Pens Inside Scoop: Quotes from Kris Letang:
“Stroke is a scary word, and I’m lucky I have the staff that we have. I know I’m in good hands.” He stopped to knock on wood before saying, “I’ve been lucky these things have resolved on their own and I can go back to a normal life.”
“People know me well by now, and know that hockey is a passion for me. It’s going to take a lot to drag me out of it. But at the same time, I know the danger. I know all the risks I’m taking, and if there’s none, I’ll resume playing. That’s the case right now.”
“(Physically), obviously when you don’t skate with the team or for an hour at high intensity, you lose a little conditioning. Gotta build it back up.”
“He’s not skating here yet,” Keefe said of Rielly. “He’s in training, working out and healing. I think there’s nothing at this point to say he’s off the timeline. I’m not exactly where it’s at in terms of him getting on the ice and skating.”
Darren Dreger heard that it might be a Grade 1 or 2 MCL sprain. That would be in the four to six weeks of recovery, and an early January return.
Leafs PR: Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson left last night’s game with a shoulder injury.
Hate, hate to see this for Nick Robertson. pic.twitter.com/0JjLDKtTAx
— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) December 9, 2022