The injury train just keeps rolling through Ottawa. Marc Methot left last night’s game with a lower body injury. TSN’s Aaron Ward said last night that early reports stated the Ottawa Senators defenseman’s injury is most likely a slight knee sprain.
The Buffalo Sabres might be without their top-scorer Thomas Vanek. He was hit with a puck during last night’s game and sustained a lower body injury. Bill Beacon of the Toronto Star reported that coach Ron Rolston believes the injury will be day-to-day:
“We’ll have to go day-to-day,” said Rolston. “He’s limping around a bit. It will probably be a day-to-day, pain-tolerance thing.”
Evgeni Malkin skated in Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Tuesday according to NHL.com. He’s been out for 6 games with an upper-body injury that is not related to the concussion he sustained last month. Malkin said that he hopes to return to the Penguins line up on Friday.
Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reported that the Tampa Bay Lightning will be losing Ryan Malone indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Victor Hedman will also be out, he is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Both players were injured in Monday’s game.