Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella injured during practice, a blizzard cancels the Ducks-Capitals game, Logan Couture’s return has sparked the Sharks and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
John Tortorella broke two ribs in a collision at an outdoor practice on Friday & will not be able to coach Columbus in Boston on Saturday. The Capitals home game was postponed due to a blizzard.
Notable NHL Headlines.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Since returning to the San Jose Sharks after missing 30 games to injury, center Logan Couture is having a positive impact on the roster. The Sharks “are 10-3-2 with Couture in the lineup this season and 6-0-1 since DeBoer made him the third-line center Jan. 9.”
PHILLY.COM: Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere is playing himself into the Calder Trophy conversation. With 19 points in only 27 games, he’s re-energized the Flyers since his call-up in November.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators forward Milan Michalek suffered a broken finger during his club’s 5-2 loss last night to the New York Islanders.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (VIA TORONTO SUN): The Florida Panthers placed defenseman Willie Mitchell on injured reserve.
NBC SPORTS: Former St. Louis Blues defenseman Rik Wilson passed away at the age of 53. Wilson played 251 NHL games between 1981-82 to 1987-88 with the Blues, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: My condolences to Wilson’s family and friends.