Keep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips.
Lines for Wednesday night's game against the Calgary Flames:
- *Kulak a possibility for Bartkowski
Goaltender Steve Mason will make his first career start with the team in the season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. - Winnipeg Sun.
Head coach Guy Boucher says centre Derick Brassard is good to go for Thursday's opener against Washington.
Brassard said earlier in the day that he is pain free from his off-season shoulder surgery and would be surprised if he isn't in the lineup.
Logan Brown has officially switched his jersey # from 51 to 21. It's the number his Dad, Jeff, wore his entire NHL career and the number Logan has always worn as well. Jeff and several other members of Logan's family will be in attendance tomorrow night.
Detroit Red Wings
Niklas Kronwall skated on his own Tuesday as he recovers from a groin injury. Head coach Jeff Blashill said the team would make a decision on the defenceman's status for their opener on Wednesday. The Red Wings host the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. - The Detroit News
Patrice Bergeron is hoping to play against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, but is dealing with a lower-body injury. Bergeron said he's taking his recovery one day at a time. Defenceman Torrey Krug, who sustained a broken jaw in the preseason will not play against the Predators. - Boston Herald.
Pacioretty - Drouin - Gallagher
Hudon - Plekanec - Lehkonen
Galchenyuk - Danault - Shaw
Byron - De La Rose -Hemsky
Mete - Weber
Alzner - Petry
Benn - Streit
Morrow - Davidson
Toronto Maple Leafs
The team officially placed Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve on Wednesday and signed defenceman Cody Franson to a one-year contract.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $1 million. Franson carried a $3.25 million cap hit last season.
Franson, 30, spent training camp with the Blackhawks on a professional tryout. He scored one goal and posted four points in three preseason games.
He scored three goals and posted 19 points in 68 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season.