New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad is out indefinitely with a concussion, New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault announced today.
Zibanejad leads the Rangers this year in goals (11) and points (22). Zibanejad was a late scratch against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, and was listed with an upper-body ailment.
After a slow start to the year, the Edmonton Oilers got even more bad news Thursday as they placed Goaltender Cam Talbot on IR with an upper-body injury. Talbot had an MRI Wednsday that revealed issues with a previous injury from earlier in the season. The injury isn’t considered to be serious but will require Talbot to miss at least 2 weeks. Oilers head coach Todd McLellan fears it will take more than 2 weeks.
The Oilers recalled goaltender Nick Ellis from the Bakersfield Condors (AHL). Talbot has a 10-10-1 record with a .903 save percentage and a 3.00 Goals Against Average.
The Nashville Predators announced today that they have recalled Goaltender Anders Lindback from Milwaukee (AHL), and sent down struggling back-up Juuse Saros. Saros is 1-3-1 this year with a 3.7 Goals Against Average and a .870 save percentage. Saros was already sent down to Milwaukee once this year, where he played 2 games with the Milwaukee Admirals and lost both of them.
Anders Lindback has been red hot this year for Milwaukee with a record of 11-4-0-1, with a 2.32 Goals Against Average and a 0.925 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette had a hearing Thursday for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug. The hit took place with 17:37 to go on the 2nd period and resulted in a crazy scrum.
Paquette waa given a 2 minute minor for boarding. Krug went on to score the game winning goal for Boston. No word yet on any discipline from the league.