NHL Injury notes
Charlie Roumeliotis: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan will not play tonight.
Scott Powers: Blackhawks Kirby Dach: “If he’s ready, he’s going to play. He’s not just going to be a practice player for us forever. But he’s not quite there yet. … We’re hoping to get him in games at some point, but he’s not quite there yet.”
Elliotte Friedman: Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery said that Roman Polak has full movement of his extremities. He was taken to the hospital.
Roman Polak being stretchered off after going hard into the corner boards pic.twitter.com/9olNQRUxER
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 4, 2019
Sean Shapiro: Polak was feeling better at the hospital. Forward Jason Dickinson will be out for at least a week. Forward Blake Comeau will be out for multiple weeks.
Ted Kulfan: Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill basically said that Dylan Larkin will play on Saturday. He didn’t seem that enthusiastic about Andreas Athanasiou playing.
Daniel Nugent-Bowman: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson broke a bone after blocking a shot Wednesday night in the first period. He won’t require surgery.
Sam Carchidi: Philadelphia Flyers forward Tyler Pitlick has been cleared and will be in the lineup today.
Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott and forward Zach Hyman were on the ice for practice yesterday. Both are recovering from offseason surgery.
David Schoen: Vegas Golden Knights forward Nate Schmidt is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Dan Rosen: Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (concussion) was on the ice for a light skate yesterday morning.
A close call for Erik Brannstrom on Wednesday night
Yikes, that was close. (Hair still looks great though) pic.twitter.com/jF6DLs5xXP
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 3, 2019