The Rangers are saying that Mika Zibanejad will miss at least another three games with his injury, as the team noted he will not be with the team on their road trip. That means he’s out for the week, and should mean a continued heavy dose of Ryan Strome.
It looks like Montreal is going to stick with Jonathan Drouin on the top line. Personally, I think breaking up one of the best top lines over the last season and a quarter is a bad idea, but I don’t have NHL coaching experience.
(I’m not kidding about that, either. Since the start of the 2018-19 season, the line of Tatar-Danault-Gallagher had a 60.3 percent shot share and 63.75 percent goal share with the three of them on the ice at five on five. Over that same span, Boston’s top line had a 56.25 percent shot share and 56.6 percent goal share.)
Nick Foligno was suspended three games for his flying elbow on the weekend.
The St. Louis Blues are responding to the injury bug by bringing in both Troy Brouwer