Although the Predators are calling center Nick Bonino’s lower-body injury a day-to-day issue, his agent, Peter Fish, told Adam Vingan of The Tennessean that he’s likely to miss a couple of weeks instead. He did not play last night after suffering the injury on Saturday and Vingan notes that Bonino was spotted with a brace on his left ankle on Monday at practice. His first season in Nashville hasn’t been the healthiest as he missed the entire preseason while recovering from a fractured tibia sustained with Pittsburgh back in the Stanley Cup Final although Fish told Vingan that this current injury isn’t related to that one.
More injury notes from around the league:
- Despite leaving practice on Monday due to a setback, the Wild have yet to rule winger Zach Parise out of their next game on Friday, notes Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press. The veteran has yet to play this season due to continued back issues and has had his expected season debut delayed a couple of times already.
- The Avalanche received some good news when it came to defenseman Patrik Nemeth. Although there were some concerns that he may have dislocated or separated his shoulder in a fight with Stars center Tyler Seguin on Saturday, BSN Denver’s Adrian Dater reports that Nemeth could be given the green light to return to the lineup as early as Thursday.
- The Senators announced (Twitter link) that defenseman Mark Borowiecki is listed as day-to-day and will not play on Thursday night. He sustained what appeared to be a shoulder injury in a fight with Vancouver winger Derek Dorsett and did not return for the third period.