NHL Injuries: Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, and the Vegas Golden Knights
CP Sabers: Buffalo Sabers forward Tage Thompson left last night’s game with an upper body injury.
Evan Rawal: Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin was on the ice yesterday.
Evan Rawal: Av defenders Bowen Byram and Josh Manson were also skating yesterday.
CBJ Public Relations: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist has been placed on IR retroactive to Jan. 28 with a shoulder injury. He doesn’t need surgery but is expected to be out for the rest of the season.
Chris Johnston: It’s been said that there’s a good chance Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist could recover from his shoulder injury before the end of the regular season. He may be back for the last two weeks of the regular season. This will keep him as a potential trade target for some teams at the trade deadline.
NHL.com: Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone suffered a setback during back rehabilitation and underwent back surgery on Tuesday. He is absent indefinitely.
Last season, he missed 26 games due to a back injury and had surgery for it on May 19, 2022.
Chris Johnston: If Stone is unable to return this season and is placed on the LTIR, that would give them a considerable amount of salary cap space to work with at the trade deadline.