Player and rookie of the month for January revealed, updated injury list and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

Notable NHL Headlines.

Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov named NHL star of the month for January 2016.

Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov named NHL star of the month for January 2016.

THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov was named NHL star of the month for January 2016, netting 16 points in 10 games.

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Coyotes goaltender Louis Domingue was named NHL rookie of the month for January 2016. “Domingue went 6-3-2 in 11 appearances, posting a 2.20 goals-against average and .925 save percentage with one shutout.”

EDMONTON SUN: After being sidelined since early-November with a broken clavicle, rookie center Connor McDavid returns to the Oilers lineup tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

KUKLA’S KORNER: “The 2016 NHL All-Star Game on NBCSN was the most-watched and highest-rated All-Star Game in the network’s history, averaging 1.595 million viewers and a 0.90 household rating, according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: As the press release notes, the ratings were buoyed in part by the new three-on-three format and John Scott’s presence in the game.

THE VANCOUVER SUN: The Canucks re-signed defenseman Alex Biega to a two-year, one-way contract extension worth $700K in 2016-17 and $800K in 2017-18.

TSN.CA: “The Devcore Candarel DLS group, one of two groups to submit a multi-billion dollar bid for the redevelopment of Ottawa’s LeBreton flats, appears to have interest in buying the Senators.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Current Senators owner Eugene Melnyk last week proclaimed he wasn’t interested in selling the Senators “at any price.”  We’ll see if he means it, because “everybody’s got a price.”

NHL Injury Update.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Rangers winger Rick Nash (bone bruise) will miss tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Niklas Kronwall (knee) will be sidelined until mid-February.

NBC SPORTS: The New Jersey Devils placed winger Mike Cammalleri (hand injury) on injured reserve, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart (back surgery) is sidelined long term.

CSN MID-ATLANTIC: Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (upper-body injury) will miss tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers.

ESPN.COM: The Boston Bruins placed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve as they await his final test results. Gustavsson was briefly hospitalized last week due to illness.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs winger Michael Grabner underwent six root canals to repair the damage from taking a puck in the mouth during last week’s game against Florida.