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The Weakly Report: 12/29/19-1/4/20

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

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Anaheim Ducks

January 2: Left winger Rickard Rakell has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

January 4: Right winger Ondrej Kase is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Arizona Coyotes

December 30: Centre Derek Stepan is day-to-day with a concussion.

Boston Bruins

December 30: Defenceman Charlie McAvoy has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Jeremy Lauzon has been recalled from AHL Providence on an emergency basis. Right winger Karson Kuhlman is back after missing 32 games with a fractured right fibula. Centre David Krejci is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Defenceman Connor Clifton is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

January 2: Defenceman Torey Krug is back after missing three games with an upper-body injury. Defenceman Charlie McAvoy is back after missing three games with a lower-body injury. Centre David Krejci is back after missing one game with a lower-body injury. Left winger Anton Blidh has been reassigned to AHL Providence for conditioning purposes. Defenceman Jeremy Lauzon has been reassigned to AHL Providence following an emergency recall.

January 4: Defenceman Matt Grzelcyk is day-to-day with an illness.

Buffalo Sabres

December 29: Centre Johan Larsson is back after missing three games with an upper-body injury.

December 30: Left winger Jeff Skinner has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

December 31: Defenceman Marco Scandella is back after missing two games with an illness.

January 3: Left winger Victor Olofsson has been sidelined indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

January 4: Right winger Michael Frolik has been placed on the injured non/roster list with visa issues.

Calgary Flames

December 31: Defenceman TJ Brodie is day-to-day with an illness.

January 2: Defenceman TJ Brodie is back after missing one game with an illness.

Carolina Hurricanes

No injury news for Carolina this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

December 29: Defenceman Adam Boqvist is back after missing one game with a shoulder injury.

January 4: Goaltender Robin Lehner is day-to-day with a knee injury. Left winger Zack Smith is day-to-day for personal reasons. Goaltender Kevin Lankinen has been recalled from AHL Rockford on an emergency basis.

Colorado Avalanche

January 4: Left winger Valeri Nichushkin is day-to-day with an illness.

Columbus Blue Jackets

December 30: Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo has been sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury. Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has been recalled from AHL Cleveland on an emergency basis.

December 31: Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo has been sidelined indefinitely with for right knee surgery. Defenceman Scott Harrington is back after missing two games with an illness.

January 1: Centre Justin Scott has been recalled from AHL Cleveland on an emergency basis. Left winger Alexandre Texier has been placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

January 2: Left winger Sonny Milano is back after missing eight games with an upper-body injury.

January 3: Defenceman Dean Kukan has been placed on injured reserve with a left knee injury.

January 4: Right winger Emil Bemstrom is back after missing 12 games with a rib injury.

Dallas Stars

January 3: Defenceman John Klingberg is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Right winger Corey Perry has been suspended five games for elbowing Nashville’s Ryan Ellis.

Detroit Red Wings

December 29: Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is back after missing two games with a groin injury. Centre Valtteri Filppula is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 31: Left winger Andreas Athanasiou has been sidelined indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Centre Valtteri Filppula is back after missing one game with an upper-body injury. Defenceman Mike Green is day-to-day for personal reasons.

January 3: Defenceman Mike Green is back after missing one game for personal reasons.

Edmonton Oilers

No injury news for Edmonton this week.

Florida Panthers

December 29: Defenceman Aaron Ekblad is back after missing one game with an upper-body injury.

Los Angeles Kings

January 3: Defenceman Kurtis MacDermid has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Philadelphia’s Ivan Provorov.

January 4: Defenceman Derek Forbort has been recalled from AHL Ontario on an emergency basis. Defenceman Alec Martinez is back after missing 18 games with a right wrist injury. Defenceman Joakim Ryan has been placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

Minnesota Wild

December 30: Centre Mikko Koivu is back after missing 12 games with a lower-body injury.

January 1: Goaltender Alex Stalock has been fined $2000 for diving against Winnipeg.

January 3: Defenceman Nick Seeler has been reassigned to AHL Iowa for conditioning purposes.

Montreal Canadiens

January 2: Right winger Brendan Gallagher has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion.

January 4: Right winger Ilya Kovalchuk is day-to-day with visa issues.

Nashville Predators

January 1: Defenceman Dan Hamhuis is back after missing one game with an upper-body injury.

January 2: Defenceman Ryan Ellis is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

January 3: Defenceman Ryan Ellis has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

January 4: Defenceman Dante Fabbro is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Centre Matt Duchene is day-to-day with an illness.

New Jersey Devils

December 29: Centre Pavel Zacha is back after missing one game with a lower-body injury.

December 31: Defenceman Will Butcher is back after missing one game with an undisclosed injury.

January 2: Centre Jack Hughes is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

January 4: Left winger Jesper Bratt is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

New York Islanders

January 2: Defenceman Adam Pelech is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

January 3: Defenceman Adam Pelech has been placed on injured reserve with an injured Achilles tendon.

New York Rangers

No injury news for the Rangers this week.

Ottawa Senators

December 29: Right winger Scott Sabourin is back after missing 26 games with a concussion and the flu.

December 31: Centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been fined $2500 for roughing Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin.

January 2: Defenceman Ron Hainsey has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

January 4: Right winger Anthony Duclair is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Philadelphia Flyers

December 29: Left winger Michael Raffl is back after missing 10 games with a broken finger.

December 31: Centre Scott Laughton is back after missing seven games with a groin injury.

Pittsburgh Penguins

December 31: Left winger Jake Guentzel will miss the remainder of the season for shoulder surgery. Centre Evgeni Malkin has been fined $5000 for high-sticking Ottawa’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

January 3: Left winger Jake Guentzel has been placed on injured reserve for shoulder surgery. Defenceman Justin Schultz has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

January 4: Right winger Sam Rafferty is day-to-day with an illness.

San Jose Sharks

December 29: Left winger Melker Karlsson is day-to-day with a head injury.

January 2: Left winger Melker Karlsson is back after missing one game with a head injury.

St. Louis Blues

January 4: Defenceman Colton Parayko is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Tampa Bay Lightning

December 29: Defenceman Braydon Coburn is back after missing 13 games with a lower-body injury.

December 31: Defenceman Jan Rutta is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

January 4: Defenceman Jan Rutta is back after missing two games with a lower-body injury.

Toronto Maple Leafs

No injury news for Toronto this week.

Vancouver Canucks

No injury news for Vancouver this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

January 2: Left winger Jonathan Marchessault is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Centre Tomas Nosek is day-to-day for personal reasons.

January 4: Centre Tomas Nosek is back after missing one game for personal reasons.

Washington Capitals

December 30: Defenceman Christian Djoos is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

December 31: Defenceman Michal Kempny is back after missing two games with an illness. Right winger Tom Wilson is back after missing one game with a lower-body injury. Centre Nic Dowd is day-to-day for personal reasons.

January 3: Centre Nic Dowd is back after missing one game for personal reasons.

Winnipeg Jets

December 31: Left winger Mathieu Perreault is back after missing six games with a concussion.

January 2: Defenceman Nathan Beaulieu has been sidelined indefinitely with a lower-body injury.