Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby took a stick to the eye area.
McAvoy returns

Boston Bruins: Defenseman Charlie McAvoy returned to the lineup.

Devils activate two

New Jersey Devils: The Devils have activated goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood and forward Marcus Johansson from the IR.

Hickey’s progress slowed

Andrew Gross: New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz doesn’t want to say that defenseman Thomas Hickey had a setback with his upper-body injury. He didn’t take part in their full practice last week and is now just skating on his own.

Pionk out with a lower-body injury

Rick Carpiniello: New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk missed yesterday’s game with a lower-body injury.

Hornqvist skates

Jason Mackey: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that Patric Hornqvist has been skating back in Pittsburgh for the past two days. (He’s been out with a concussion)

Braun activated

Kevin Kurz: The San Jose Sharks activated defenseman Justin Braun from the IR.

Callahan and Miller return

Joe Smith: Both Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Ryan Callahan and J.T. Miller returned to the lineup.

Andersen has the flu now

Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks was allowed to take shots yesterday. He’s been out with a concussion.

Lance Hornby: Frederik Andersen has been out with a groin issue and now has the flu.

Holtby takes a stick to the eye area

J.J. Regan of NBC Sports: Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby left last night’s game after Cam Atkinson‘s stick went through his face ask around his eye.

Holtby didn’t return and continued to be evaluated. There was no further update.

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