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The Weakly Report: 12/23/18-12/29/18

The latest in NHL injury and suspension news. All information from SportsForecaster.com.

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Anaheim Ducks

No injury news for Anaheim this week.

Arizona Coyotes

December 27: Centre Brad Richardson is day-to-day with the flu.

December 29: Right winger Vinnie Hinostroza is back after missing 10 games with a lower-body injury.

Boston Bruins

December 27: Left winger Jake DeBrusk is back after missing nine games with a concussion. Defenceman Kevan Miller is back after missing 13 games with a larynx injury. Defenceman Zdeno Chara is back after missing 19 games with a knee injury. Defenceman Charlie McAvoy is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

December 28: Defenceman Charlie McAvoy has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Right winger David Backes has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey’s Blake Coleman.

December 29: Left winger Brad Marchand is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Buffalo Sabres

December 27: Defenceman Nathan Beaulieu is back after missing four games with an upper-body injury.

December 29: Right winger Jason Pominville is back after missing three games with an undisclosed injury. Goaltender Linus Ullmark is day-to-day with an illness. Centre Zemgus Girgensons has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

Calgary Flames

No injury news for Calgary this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

No injury news for Carolina this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

December 28: Centre Marcus Kruger is back after missing four games with a concussion.

Colorado Avalanche

December 27: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov is back after missing one game with an illness.

Columbus Blue Jackets

No injury news for Columbus this week.

Dallas Stars

December 23: Centre Martin Hanzal is back after missing one game with a sore back. Centre Jason Dickinson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 27: Centre Martin Hanzal is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Defenceman Connor Carrick is back after missing 22 games with a foot injury.

December 28: Centre Jason Dickinson has been placed on injured reserve with back spasms. Centre Martin Hanzal has been placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

Detroit Red Wings

December 27: Left winger Andreas Athanasiou is back after missing two games with an upper-body injury.

Edmonton Oilers

December 27: Left winger Drake Caggiula is day-to-day with an illness. Defenceman Jason Garrison is day-to-day with an illness.

December 28: Left winger Jujhar Khaira is back after missing two games with a suspension. Right winger Alex Chiasson has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

December 29: Left winger Drake Caggiula is back after missing one game with an illness.

Florida Panthers

No injury news for Florida this week.

Los Angeles Kings

December 23: Left winger Austin Wagner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 27: Left winger Kyle Clifford is back after missing seven games with an upper-body injury. Left winger Austin Wagner is back after missing one game with an upper-body injury. Centre Jeff Carter is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 29: Defenceman Dion Phaneuf is back after missing six games with an upper-body injury. Centre Jeff Carter is back after missing one game with an upper-body injury.

Minnesota Wild

December 29: Defenceman Nick Seeler is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Montreal Canadiens

December 26: Defenceman David Schlemko has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

December 27: Goaltender Michael McNiven has been recalled from AHL Laval on an emergency basis.

December 29: Centre Phillip Danault has been fined $5000 for a dangerous trip against Florida’a Aaron Ekblad.

Nashville Predators

December 23: Right winger Ryan Hartman has been fined $1000 for spearing Boston’s Chris Wagner.

December 27: Defenceman Yannick Weber has been placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. Right winger Viktor Arvidsson is back after missing 20 games with a broken thumb. Defenceman PK Subban is back after missing 19 games with an upper-body injury.

December 29: Centre Kyle Turris is day-to-day with an illness.

New Jersey Devils

December 27: Left winger Taylor Hall is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

New York Islanders

December 23: Defenceman Johnny Boychuk is day-to-day for personal reasons.

December 28: Right winger Cal Clutterbuck is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Right winger Jordan Eberle is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Centre John Stevens is back after missing 27 games with an undisclosed injury. Defenceman Johnny Boychuk is back after missing one game for personal reasons. Left winger Tom Kuhnhackl is back after missing eight games with an undisclosed injury.

December 29: Right winger Cal Clutterbuck is back after missing one game with a lower-body injury. Right winger Jordan Eberle has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

New York Rangers

December 29: Right winger Jesper Fast is back after missing five games with an upper-body injury. Left winger Cody McLeod is back after missing 14 games with a fractured left hand.

Ottawa Senators

December 27: Defenceman Justin Falk has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion. Goaltender Craig Anderson has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

December 29: Defenceman Christian Jaros is day-to-day with a finger injury. Right winger Magnus Paajarvi is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Defenceman Thomas Chabot has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

Philadelphia Flyers

December 28: Centre Nolan Patrick is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Pittsburgh Penguins

December 28: Defenceman Chad Ruhwedel has been reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an emergency basis.

December 29: Defenceman Jamie Oleksiak is back after missing three games with a concussion. Defenceman Alex Pietrangelo is back after missing 11 games with a hand injury.

San Jose Sharks

December 23: Defenceman Erik Karlsson has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Los Angeles’ Austin Wagner.

December 28: Defenceman Erik Karlsson is back after missing two games with a suspension.

St. Louis Blues

December 28: Left winger Robby Fabbri is back after missing 10 games with a shoulder injury.

Tampa Bay Lightning

December 29: Left winger JT Miller has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Right winger Mathieu Joseph is back after missing six games with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Slater Koekkoek has been reassigned to AHL Syracuse for conditioning purposes.

Toronto Maple Leafs

December 23: Left winger Trevor Moore has been recalled from AHL Toronto on an emergency basis.

December 25: Left winger Tyler Ennis has been placed on injured reserve with a broken ankle.

December 28: Defenceman Igor Ozhiganov is back after missing three games with an illness.

December 29: Goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo has been recalled from AHL Toronto on an emergency basis. Goaltender Frederik Andersen is day-to-day with a groin injury.

Vancouver Canucks

December 29: Left winger Sven Baertschi is back after missing 26 games with a concussion. Defenceman Troy Stecher is back after missing three games with a concussion.

Vegas Golden Knights

December 29: Defenceman Colin Miller has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

Washington Capitals

December 28: Defenceman Matt Niskanen is day-to-day with a head injury.

Winnipeg Jets

December 27: Left winger Andrew Copp is back after missing 10 games with an undisclosed injury. Centre Adam Lowry is back after missing two games with an upper-body injury.

December 28: Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been fined $2500 for slashing Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau.