While the Stars should have John Klingberg back tomorrow, it’s not all good news on the injury front for Dallas. Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News mentions that wingers Jason Robertson and Blake Comeau are not expected to play on Monday against Columbus. Both have been out since the start of the season with upper-body injuries and while they both skated with the Stars at practice today, they evidently haven’t been cleared to play just yet. Comeau is currently on IR but has been out long enough to be activated whenever he’s able to return. Dallas has an extra roster spot available right now so no roster move will be needed at that time.
More from the Central Division:
- While Jets winger Blake Wheeler will be able to rejoin the team as early as Wednesday when he is cleared to get out of isolation following his positive COVID test, Postmedia’s Scott Billeck highlights that there is still some uncertainty surrounding Mark Scheifele’s eventual availability. While he has yielded both positive and negative tests so far, he’ll need negative tests for two straight days before being cleared to return. Scheifele’s timeline is different than Wheeler’s with him being asymptomatic.
- Predators winger Eeli Tolvanen left today’s game versus Minnesota due to an upper-body injury, the team announced (Twitter link). The winger had a goal in five games heading into the contest and more information about the injury will be revealed on Tuesday.
- The Avalanche tried to bring back center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare this summer, the veteran acknowledged to Peter Baugh of The Athletic (subscription link). Colorado offered the 36-year-old a one-year deal but they were limited by their cap constraints. In the end, Bellemare opted for some extra security, instead signing a two-year contract with Tampa Bay that carries a $1MM AAV.