1,000 games for Evgeni Malkin
Bob Grove: Most assists from Evgeni Malkin on goals by:
Shane Wright to the AHL on a conditioning stint
Seattle Kraken: Forward Shane Wright has been sent to the Coachella Valley Firebirds of the AHL on a conditioning loan.
Chris Johnston: Wright can stay with Coachella for 14 days and he could be released to play in the World Junior Championships when he’s done his conditioning stint.
“The #SeaKraken scratched Wright for 11 of 18 games this season. His ice time on the nights he dressed: 8:42, 13:45, 5:51, 8:42, 6:36, 6:50 and 6:14.”
Connor McMichael loaned to AHL
Sammi Silber: The Washington Capitals have loaned forward Connor McMichael to Hershey of the AHL.
Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun is expected to make his season debut tonight against the Nashville Predators.
Forward Nick Schmaltz is also expected to return to the lineup.
Conor Ryan: Boston Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said that defenseman Derek Forbort is still “weeks away” from returning.
CBJ Public Relations: The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on the IR retroactive to November 15th.
Charlie O’Connor: Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny returned to Philadelphia over the weekend to have his upper-body injury re-evaluated.
Charlie O’Connor: Flyers forward Scott Laughton was walking around Saturday night after the game and head coach John Tortorella did not have an update. Laughton does have a concussion history so there should be some concern.
Sheng Peng: San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek can’t be activated until today.
Matt Weyrich: Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie (lower-body) and defenseman Dmitry Orlov (lower-body) were able to practice yesterday. Forward Garnet Hathaway missed practice for personal reasons.
Scott Billeck: Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers will be having sports hernia surgery this week and there is no timeline yet for his return.