Injury updates, topics of discussion for the upcoming NHL board of governors meeting and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Check out the notable highlights of last night’s NHL action, including a controversial finish between the Jets and Capitals, the Senators down the Islanders in overtime and Shea Weber’s hat trick against the Red Wings.
NHL Injury Update.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators victory over the Islanders was a costly one, as center Kyle Turris suffered an apparent right-leg injury. X-rays show no broken bones.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk will undergo an MRI today on his left knee. He suffered the injury during last night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, though it’s not believed to be serious.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was forced to leave last night’s game against the San Jose Sharks “midway through the third after taking a Tomas Hertl stickblade to the face.” While he suffered a cut to the side of his eye, it appears he escaped serious injury. His status for Sunday’s game against the LA Kings is unknown.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals left wing Marcus Johansen is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Notable NHL Headlines.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin and defenseman John Klingberg are rising stars in Dallas.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Blackhawks have placed forward Viktor Tikhonov on waivers for the purpose of recalling winger Bryan Bickell.
SPORTSNET: The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Jacob Trouba have apparently agreed to postpone contract negotiations until the end of this season. Trouba is in the final season of his entry-level contract and is a restricted free agent in July.
NBC SPORTS: Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust could receive a suspension for spearing Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand in the groin.
SPORTSNET: Expansion, the decline in scoring and compensation for hiring away team executives still under contract are expected to be among the topics at this week’s NHL Board of Governors meeting.