Following the Canadiens' 3-2 shootout win over the Devils in New Jersey Friday night, RDS reported on its L'Antichambre show that goaltender Carey Price will be sidelined for a month with an injury to his right knee.
Robin Lehner is leaving the game with an apparent lower-body injury with 6:30 gone in the second period. Chad Johnson's debut.
'That's exactly the question we'll talk to him about,' Capuano said. 'You don't want to rush things, especially with a guy in that important position for us.'That sort of caution would lead one to think that Thomas Greiss will make his Islanders debut tomorrow night and J-F Berube, claimed off waivers from the Kings on Tuesday, could make his NHL debut the next night in Chicago.
"Kiprusoff, who was hurt making a save Feb. 5 in Detroit, is a good bet to start Wednesday against the visiting San Jose Sharks. However, no confirmation came from the team.
Coach Bob Hartley pointed out that his star goalie hasn't even been cleared by team medical staff. Indeed, Kiprusoff still resides on the injured-reserve list.
\"Nothing has changed,\" said Hartley. \"Kipper had a great day of work (Tuesday at practice) �" there's no pain. Kipper looks good. He feels good. When the doctors give us the green light, I think it's going to be an easy decision.\"
"After blowing a 4-1 lead against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues recalled goaltender Jake Allen from the AHL-affiliate Peoria Rivermen.
It marks Allen's second stint with the Blues this season. His previous appearance came in February when Jaroslav Halak went down with a groin injury. He posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.62 goals against average and a .895 save percentage in five games for St. Louis."
"The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The Crunch have also recalled goaltender Pat Nagle from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL."
"The Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes announced Monday that No. 1 goalie Cam Ward will miss six to eight weeks because of a sprained knee. The injury is to his medial collateral ligament, but no surgery will required.
Ward was knocked down when Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk slid into him while defending against a driving Florida Panthers forward Jack Skille. He stayed in the game, but when he stretched to make his next save, he fell to the ice and limped off with assistance.
With Ward out, Dan Ellis becomes the starter. He has played seven games this season and owns a 2.53 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. Those numbers are better than Ward's.
"Although Devils coach Pete DeBoer said earlier today he wouldn't rule out goaltender Martin Brodeur beyond Monday's game in Toronto, general manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed this afternoon that Brodeur definitely won't play in Tuesday's home game against Tampa Bay eitherl while he continues to recover from a sore back.
Lamoriello said Brodeur's back is feeling better, though, and he remains \"day to day.\"