Jan Hejda D COL 11 Hrs
Jan Hejda suffered a right knee injury in Thursday's loss to Edmonton.
Coach Patrick Roy said Hejda is going back to Denver to see the team doctor, so he won't be available for Friday's contest at Calgary. He was injured in the first period when he crashed into the boards
Trevor Daley D DAL 11 Hrs
Trevor Daley suffered a high ankle sprain early in the second period of Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Toronto.
Coach Lindy Ruff doesn't expect Daley's injury to be a short-term issue. With Stephane Robidas also on the shelf a while, the Stars will turn to Jamie Oleksiak and Kevin Connaution for assistance on the back end.
Kevin Connauton D DAL 11 Hrs
Kevin Connauton got his first career NHL point in Thursday's overtime loss to Toronto.
He earned a power-play assist on Shawn Horcoff's tip-in goal, which tied the game late in the third period. Connauton concluded the contest with five shots during his 15:22 of ice time. "It was my second game in a row, and I really felt a lot of confidence," he said. "I think if I can get in and get playing regularly, it can only help me." With Stephane Robidas and Trevor Daley sidelined, he should get plenty of game action.
Trevor Smith C TOR 11 Hrs
Trevor Smith scored the game-winning goal in overtime Thursday night against Dallas.
Toronto's injury issues at center have given Smith a few opportunities to play in the club's top-six group. He skated between David Clarkson and Mason Raymond on Thursday. Smith has four goals and eight points in 18 NHL outings this season.
Joffrey Lupul LW TOR 11 Hrs
Joffrey Lupul doesn't have a timetable for his return and his groin injury is causing him some concerns.
"It's frustrating," Lupul said Thursday morning. "I feel like I'm getting closer, but at this point I can't risk re-aggravating or anything. ... You don't want to have any days where you go back from whatever 80 percent to 60 percent, that's not good." He has missed five straight games already and he's not optimistic about his chances of returning on Saturday.
Phil Kessel RW TOR 11 Hrs
Phil Kessel generated two assists in Toronto's 3-2 overtime win over Dallas on Thursday.
Kessel helped set up both of Nazem Kadri's goals in the contest and he finished with five shots. He has three goals and three assists during his current five-game scoring streak. Kessel isn't believed to be playing at 100 percent, but he's still been productive so fantasy owners won't complain.
Eric Brewer D TB 11 Hrs
Eric Brewer (lower body) skated briefly on Thursday, but missed his second straight game because of a lower-body injury.
He said he suffered it during practice last week and he could be back as soon as Saturday's match versus Winnipeg. "It was just something that was not feeling as well as it should have, but it's feeling much better now," Brewer said. "I've noticed a big difference each day, so (Friday) we'll try to do more of the same and do as much as I can without being stupid."