Ramblings: Kadri returns; Dahlin and Werenski updates; elite players; Laine’s season – December 12

Michael Clifford

2019-12-12

 

Zach Werenski got some work in before his team hit the ice for practice on Wednesday. Not that he’s on the verge of imminent return, but it’s just nice to see him back on the ice so quickly after his shoulder injury. Let’s hope it’s not something that recurs (again).

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It wasn’t all good news for the Jackets, though, as Emil Bemstrom suffered a dislocated rib and torn cartilage, and that will put him on the shelf until potentially after the all-star break. 

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Rasmus Dahlin was a full participant in practice on Wednesday for the Sabres. He could return Thursday night, but Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News seems to think that the weekend is more likely.

The thing here is he did practice with the top PP unit, and that’s usually the final step before a player is reactivated from injury. Maybe he really will be back on Thursday night?

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Nazem Kadri returned to the lineup for Colorado on Wednesday night.   

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Nick Leddy was practicing with the Islanders on Wednesday afternoon.

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Filip Zadina was sent back to the AHL by Detroit. I wouldn’t expect him back for the rest of the year, honestly. There’s no sense in having him play with whatever mess Detroit has in the lineup this year. Let him keep developing chemistry with the future of the franchise and have him up for a full season next year with a (hopefully) replenished roster.  

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