Anaheim Ducks

Forward Kyle Palmieri (shoulder) is not expected to play tomorrow or Friday. - Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times

The team has called up winger Emerson Etem from the AHL. - Eric Stephens, Orange County Register

Boston Bruins

Centre David Krejci (groin) is possible for tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild. - Team Twitter

Buffalo Sabres

Centre Mikhail Grigorenko has been assigned to the AHL after being with the Sabres for a one-game stint. - Team Twitter

Chicago Blackhawks

Defenceman Duncan Keith missed yesterday's game due to an illness, though it has been said that it is "unlikely" he has the mumps.

Goaltender Corey Crawford (lower body) is set to return to the crease at some point this weekend and goaltender Scott Darling has been reassigned to the AHL. - Chicago Sun-Times

Colorado Avalanche

Defenceman Brad Stuart (hamstring), forwards John Mitchell (leg) and Patrick Bordeleau (back) are all expected to return at some point during the team's three-game road trip. - Team Website

Columbus Blue Jackets

Defenceman Ryan Murray (knee) took part in the team's optional practice. - Team Twitter

Dallas Stars

Winger Travis Moen (upper body) is available to play tonight after participating in practice over the last two days. - Team Website

Goaltender Kari Lehtonen looks to be tonight's starter against the Vancouver Canucks. - Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News

Florida Panthers

Winger Shawn Thornton (groin) has been placed on the injured reserve. - Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Defenceman Shane O'Brien has been reassigned to the AHL. - Team Twitter

Minnesota Wild

Goaltender Nicklas Backstrom is expected to start in net tonight against the Boston Bruins. - Team Twitter

The team has called up goaltender John Curry from the AHL. - Team Twitter

Montreal Canadiens

Defenceman Mike Weaver (concussion) has been cleared for contact. - Team Twitter

Centre Lars Eller (upper body) returned to practice today. - Team Twitter

The team has sent forward Sven Andrighetto to the AHL. - Team Twitter

New Jersey Devils

Winger Patrik Elias (groin) is expected to return to the lineup tonight after missing five games. - Team Twitter

Defenceman Adam Larsson (mumps) practiced today but will not play tonight.

Goaltender Cory Schneider will get the call tonight against the Ottawa Senators - The Bergen Record

New York Islanders

Forward Michael Grabner (lower body) has been placed on the injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 13. - Team Twitter

Defenceman Griffin Reinhart has been assigned to the AHL. - Arthur Staple, Newsday. 

Ottawa Senators

Goaltender Craig Anderson will start in goal tonight against the New Jersey Devils.

Forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau will make his season debut tonight.

Defenceman Chris Phillips will return to the lineup tonight after being a healthy scratch for two games.

Defenceman Patrick Wiercioch (undiclosed) is considered day-to-day and may not play tonight. - Team Website

Pittsburgh Penguins

Winger Chris Kunitz (foot) returned to practice today. - Team Twitter

Toronto Maple Leafs

Winger Brandon Kozun has been placed on waivers. - Darren Dreger

Defenceman Roman Polak (knee) practiced with the team today and will be a game-time decision tomorrow. Jonas Siegel, TSN

It is still uncertain when forward Leo Komarov (concussion) will return to the lineup. - Jonas Siegel, TSN

Vancouver Canucks

Goaltender Eddie Lack will be in net tonight to face the Dallas Stars. -Team Twitter