Ramblings: Injury Updates for van Riemsdyk and Nichushkin; Top Line Kaliyev; Thompson Goes Supernova; Kaprizov Extends Streak – December 8

Michael Clifford

2022-12-08

There are a few teams dealing with a slew of injures and the Philadelphia Flyers are one of them. They are still without Sean Couturier, Ryan Ellis, and Cam Atkinson, to name a few, but James van Riemsdyk returned to the lineup on Wednesday night. He had five points in six games before he was hurt and can give a scoring boost to the depth.

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With all of Colorado's injuries, Charles Hudon was back in the lineup for the Avalanche. The former Hab had 65 goals in his most recent 132 AHL games, or a 40-goal pace over a full year. He was over three shots per game this year in the minors, too, so he's involved in the offence. Hudon seemed to be one of those Quad-A players who could never translate it to the highest level but at least he's getting another chance now.

On that note, some good news on the injury front for the Avs:

Colorado is at home on Friday to the New York Rangers before going to St. Louis and then returning back home for an extended homestand. It is just my gues