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The Weakly Report: 12/16/18-12/22/18

Merry Christmas! Here are the latest in NHL injury and suspension news. All information from SportsForecaster.com.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks

No injury news for Anaheim this week.

Arizona Coyotes

December 16: Centre Alex Galchenyuk is back after missing three games with a lower-body injury.

Boston Bruins

December 18: Defenceman Jeremy Lauzon has been reassigned to AHL Providence following his emergency basis.

December 22: Centre Patrice Bergeron is back after missing 16 games with a rib injury. Defenceman Urho Vaanakainen is back after missing 21 games with a concussion.

Buffalo Sabres

December 16: Defenceman Lawrence Pilut has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Nathan Beaulieu is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 18: Defeneman Nathan Beaulieu is back after missing one game with an upper-body injury.

December 19: Left winger Patrik Berglund missed three games with a suspension.

December 21: Defenceman Lawrence Pilut is back after missing three games with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Jake McCabe is back after missing nine games with an upper-body injury. Right winger Jason Pominville has been placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

Calgary Flames

December 16: Centre Mikael Backlund is back after missing four games with a head injury. Goaltender Mike Smith is back after missing one game with an undisclosed injury. Centre Sam Bennett is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 18: Right winger James Neal is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 20: Right winger Sam Bennett is back after missing two games with an upper-body injury. Right winger James Neal is back after missing one game with an upper-body injury.

December 22: Right winger Michael Frolik is back after missing 15 games with a lower-body injury.

Carolina Hurricanes

December 20: Centre Jordan Staal is back after missing five games with a concussion. Goaltender Curtis McElhinney is back after missing five games with a lower-body injury. Left winger Micheal Ferland is back after missing three games with an upper-body injury.

December 22: Centre Jordan Staal is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Chicago Blackhawks

December 17: Goaltender Corey Crawford has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion. Goaltender Collin Delia has been recalled from AHL Rockford on an emergency basis.

December 18: Centre Artem Anisimov is back after missing four games with a concussion. Defenceman Gustav Forsling is back after missing six games with a shoulder injury.

December 19: Centre Marcus Kruger has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion.

Colorado Avalanche

December 19: Centre Alexander Kerfoot is back after missing four games with an upper-body injury.

December 20: Defenceman Nikita Zadorov is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

December 22: Left winger Colin Wilson has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov is day-to-day with an illness.

Columbus Blue Jackets

December 17: Left winger Artemi Panarin is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Dean Kukan has been recalled from his conditioning stint with AHL Cleveland.

December 19: Left winger Artemi Panarin is back after missing one game with a lower-body injury.

Dallas Stars

December 18: Defenceman Jason Spezza is day-to-day with an illness.

December 19: Defenceman John Klingberg is back after missing 17 games with a hand injury.

December 21: Centre Martin Hanzal is day-to-day with a sore back. Centre Jason Spezza is back after missing two games with an illness.

Detroit Red Wings

December 18: Goaltender Jimmy Howard is day-to-day with a back injury.

December 20: Goaltender Jimmy Howard is back after missing one game with a back injury.

December 22: Left winger Andreas Athanasiou is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Edmonton Oilers

December 19: Left winger Jujhar Khaira has been suspended two games for cross-checking St. Louis’ Vince Dunn.

Florida Panthers

No injury news for Florida this week.

Los Angeles Kings

December 19: Goaltender Jack Campbell has been reassigned to AHL Ontario for conditioning purposes. Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk is back after missing 10 games for ankle surgery.

December 22: Defenceman Dion Phaneuf has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

Minnesota Wild

December 17: Defenceman Matt Dumba is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 18: Centre Mikko Koivu is back after missing four games with a lower-body injury. Left winger Jason Zucker is back after missing one game with an illness.

Montreal Canadiens

No injury news for Montreal this week.

Nashville Predators

December 20: Defenceman Mattias Ekholm is day-to-day with an illness. Centre Colton Sissons is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

December 21: Centre Colton Sissons has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

December 22: Defenceman Mattias Ekholm is back after missing one game with an illness.

New Jersey Devils

December 17: Goaltender Cory Schneider has been placed on injured reserve with an abdominal strain.

December 18: Left winger Taylor Hall is back after missing two games with a lower-body injury.

December 21: Left winger Marcus Johansson has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Right winger Stefan Noesen is back after missing five games with an illness.

New York Islanders

December 18: Defenceman Thomas Hickey is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 19: Defenceman Thomas Hickey has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

New York Rangers

December 16: Defenceman Adam McQuaid is back after missing 18 games with a lower-body injury. Right winger Jesper Fast has been sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Ottawa Senators

December 17: Defenceman Mark Borowiecki is back after missing 12 games with a broken hand.

December 19: Centre Matt Duchene is back after missing six games with a groin injury.

December 21: Defenceman Dylan DeMelo is back after missing five games with an upper-body injury.

December 22: Goaltender Craig Anderson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Philadelphia Flyers

December 17: Goaltender Anthony Stolarz has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Goaltender Michal Neuvirth is back after missing two games for personal reasons.

Pittsburgh Penguins

December 17: Defenceman Kris Letang is back after missing one game with a lower-body injury.

December 19: Right winger Patric Hornqvist is back after missing six games with an upper-body injury.

December 20: Right winger Dominik Simon is back after missing eight games with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Jamie Oleksiak is day-to-day with a concussion.

San Jose Sharks

No injury news for San Jose this week.

St. Louis Blues

December 19: Defenceman Vince Dunn has been fined $1942.20 for cross-checking Edmonton’s Jujhar Khaira.

Tampa Bay Lightning

December 16: Defenceman Anton Stralman is back after missing 17 games with an upper-body injury. Left winger Mathieu Joseph has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

December 18: Right winger Ryan Callahan is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 22: Right winger Ryan Callahan is back after missing two games with an upper-body injury.

Toronto Maple Leafs

December 20: Defenceman Igor Ozhiganov is day-to-day with an illness. Left winger Zach Hyman has been sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury.

December 22: Left winger Zach Hyman has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Left winger Tyler Ennis has been sidelined indefinitely with a broken ankle.

Vancouver Canucks

December 16: Defenceman Erik Gudbranson is back after missing two games with back spasms.

December 19: Defenceman Troy Stecher is day-to-day with a concussion.

Vegas Golden Knights

December 16: Left winger Max Pacioretty is back after missing one game with an undisclosed injury.

December 19: Left winger Max Pacioretty has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Colin Miller is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Washington Capitals

No injury news for Washington this week.

Winnipeg Jets

December 20: Centre Adam Lowry is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.