Injury notes from around the NHL this evening:
- The Los Angeles Kings have officially placed forward Andy Andreoff on IR today. Andreoff suffered an upper-body injury in the Kings’ 3-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. It is unknown what caused the injury, but Andreoff left the ice with 2:24 in the second period and did not return, reports LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen. The former third-round draft pick currently has zero points in eight games for the Kings this season.
- The Arizona Coyotes are without Martin Hanzal, Michael Stone, and Tobias Rieder tonight as all three are out with various injuries, reports AZ Central’s Sarah McLellan. The Coyotes have been hit hard with the injury bug, including losing starting goaltender Mike Smith to a lower body injury. Smith has skated with full gear for the past couple of days, but has not faced any shots or done any actual goaltending yet. The Coyotes look forward to the return of all these players as they sit 3-6-0 on the season.
- The Philadelphia Flyers have activated Michael Raffl off of IR today, and expect him in the lineup tonight against the Islanders, reports the team. Raffl missed the last eight games due to an abdominal injury suffered in a match against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Flyers have scratched Dale Weise tonight to make room for Raffl. Weise has only one point in eight games for the Flyers so far this season.