Kimmo Timonen D PHI 3 Hrs
Timonen (leg) said after Thursday's morning skate that he is "good to go" for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With Timonen declaring himself ready, it will now be up to coach Craig Berube to decide whether or not to use him. Timonen has shown no issues with the blood clot in his leg since he resumed skating, so the expectation is that the Flyers will formally activate him from their non-roster injury list. In order to make room for Timonen's return, the Flyers are expected to send Carlo Colaiacovo to AHL Lehigh Valley.
Ales Hemsky RW DAL 3 Hrs
Hemsky, who missed Wednesday's practice with an unspecified issue, is probable for Friday's game against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Hemsky -- who has notched 26 points in 55 games to date -- worked on a line with Jason Spezza and Erik Cole on Thursday and appears poised to remain in action for the Stars on Friday.
Rob Scuderi D PIT 3 Hrs
Scuderi missed Thursday's practice with a suspected foot injury, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
It sounds like Scuderi might have taken a shot off his foot during Wednesday's win over the Capitals, but the defenseman indicated he's not dealing with a fracture or anything serious. The Penguins will see if Scuderi is able to get in a skate within the next couple of days before determining his status for Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Tyler Seguin C DAL 3 Hrs
Seguin (knee) is aiming to return in the 4-to-6-week range of his 3-to-8-week timetable, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Seguin, who sustained the MCL tear to his knee Feb. 13, has been able to resume working out off the ice, but has yet to receive clearance to skate. The Stars center hopes he'll be able to get on the ice within the next couple of days, but realistically, he's still at least two weeks away from a return.
Keith Kinkaid G NJ 3 Hrs
Kinkaid tested out his injured groin on the ice for about 20 minutes Thursday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
After he was off the ice for the previous two days, Kinkaid indicated he felt good after Thursday's session. The Devils plan to have him skate again Friday morning, but it hasn't been determined if he'll be available to back up Cory Schneider for the game later that evening against the Bruins.
Patrick Eaves RW DAL 3 Hrs
Eaves (concussion) will not return to action Friday against the Avalanche, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Eaves skated with the team Wednesday and was viewed as a possible option for the Stars' next game, but that changed when he failed to participate in Thursday's practice. It's not clear if a setback with his head injury contributed to his absence, but at the very least, it looks like his activation from IR will have to wait a few more days.
Dave Bolland C FLA 3 Hrs
Bolland (upper body) wasn't present for the Panthers' morning skate Thursday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
The Panthers were listing Bolland as day-to-day as recently as Sunday, but the fact that he hasn't resumed skating with the team suggests he's not as close to a return as his designation would imply. Bolland will miss a third straight game Thursday against the Blackhawks and looks likely to miss more action beyond that.
Brandon Pirri C FLA 3 Hrs
Pirri (upper body) was a participant in Thursday's morning skate, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Pirri didn't skate with a regular line, so his return to the lineup will not come Thursday against the Blackhawks, his former team. Instead, it appears Pirri will require at least a few more additional days to practice with the team and take further contact before his activation will be more seriously considered.
Daniil Tarasov F SAN 3 Hrs
The Sharks assigned Tarasov to AHL Worcester on Thursday.
Tarasov, who has one assist in two games with the big club, heads back to the AHL, where he has notched 25 points in 41 games for Worcester to date.
Anton Khudobin G CAR 3 Hrs
Khudobin is in line to start Friday's game against the Capitals.
With Khudobin slated to start Friday, expect the team to roll with Cam Ward (who the Hurricanes will honor with a special pre-game ceremony Friday in the wake of his 500th NHL game played) on Saturday against the Islanders.