The Boston Bruins acquired Hampus Lindholm at the trade deadline with the idea that he will help in the playoffs and be a fixture on their defense for years to come.
The Bruins have some concern after Hampus Lindholm suffered a lower-body injury in the second period. They think he will OK, but won’t know for sure until he is x-rayed.
“I don’t know. It’s a lower-body. He left the game, didn’t come back,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. “When you don’t come back there’s usually going to be an X-ray or an MRI. He seemed OK in there, so I don’t think it’s serious.”
The news isn’t as good for the New Jersey Devils. The New Jersey Devils will be without leading scorer Jack Hughes for the rest of the season thanks to low-grade left MCL sprain suffered against the New York Islanders on Sunday.
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NYI: New York Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin has returned from the injured list after missing four games.
Calgary: Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau, based on how he has played this season, has increased his value as a potential UFA.
Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche signed defenseman Kurtis MacDermid to a two-year contract averaging $987,500.
Montreal: Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher accused Senators forward Tim Stutzle of constant and ’embarrassing’ embellishment.
Vegas: If the Vegas Golden Knights can stay healthy, their defense can be the NHL’s top puck-moving offensive blue line in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Of course, they need to qualify for the playoffs first.
San Jose: The San Jose Sharks signed defenseman Nick Cicek to an NHL contract.
Wash: The Washington Capitals held a players-only meeting to clear the air about why they aren’t playing well.
Vancouver: The Vancouver Canucks have started slowly too often this season.