Backes lucky that he was able to return after taking a skate to the face
Ferland injured again
Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
Anderson leaves with an upper-body injury
Alison: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
Injured Islanders update should come today
Arthur Staple: The New York Islanders had a day off yesterday so the so status of forwards Cal Clutterbuck and Jordan Eberle should be updated today.
Murray and Cullen practicing
Dan Kingerski: Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray and forward Matt Cullen were able to practice yesterday. Forward Patric Hornqvist didn’t.
Wilson back practicing
JJ Regan: Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson practiced yesterday in a no-contact jersey.