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NHL Buzz: Out for Avalanche with undisclosed injury

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Devon Toos Due to an undisclosed injury, he will not play at the avalanche against the Seattle Kraken on Friday (9 PM ET; ALT2, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, SN NOW).

The defense suffered an injury Wednesday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

“He will miss tonight and probably tomorrow (against the Vegas Golden Knights),” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “He’s a little sore, but that’s good news. It should be short-lived.”

Towes, who has three assists in four games this season, had an NHL career-high 57 points (13 goals, 44 assists) in 66 games last season, leading the NHL with a plus-52 rating.

Forward dryden hunt Making his Avalanche debut the day after the forward was waived by the New York Rangers.

Hunt, who plays four lines, has scored one goal in three games for the Rangers this season. He played in his October 11 Tampa Bay season opener against the Lightnings in New York in a 3–1 victory, although here he appeared in all three games.

“I’d be happy to help in any way I can,” Hunt said. Anywhere you can tip in, it’s kind of huge. It’s a responsibility to someone like me.”

Hunt has scored 41 points (13 goals and 28 assists) in 168 NHL games with the Florida Panthers, Arizona Coyotes and Rangers. — Ryan Boulding

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Jake Genzel Coach Mike Sullivan said he will travel with the Penguins for a five-game road trip while he is being evaluated for an upper body injury.

The forward, who didn’t practice Friday, left with a 6-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday after being hit in the ear by a shot from the Pittsburgh defense Chris Lettan 6:51 in the third period.It happened after Genzel received a high shoulder hit forward from Los Angeles Brendan Lemieux 4:20.

First-line left winger Genzel has scored five goals (three goals and two assists) in four games. He led Pittsburgh last season with his 40 goals in 76 games.

“[Guentzel] He’s a great player and does a lot for us.” Sidney Crosby Said. “He’s not an easy player to replace. So when you’re injured, you have to find a way to make up for the players you’ve lost and what they’ve brought. I think we’ll do that together.”

The Penguins start Saturday (7 PM ET; BSOH, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, SN NOW) against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Danton Heinen Replaced Gentzel on the line with Crosby center and right wing Rickard Raquel practicing on Friday. Rakel earned Genzel’s place in the top power play.

“Whatever the combination of lines, [Heinen] He’s the man who I think is always talked about. [to move up in the lineup]said Sullivan.

Brock McGuinn In place of Heinen, he was promoted to left wing in the fourth to third row. teddy bruegerput on the contactless jersey and returned to his usual spot at the 4-line center.

Brueger is out for days due to an upper body injury. If Genzel and Brueger can’t play Saturday, Pittsburgh can use his seven-man defense.— Wes Crosby

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Auston Matthews He didn’t practice Friday, but will likely play for the Maple Leafs at the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday (7pm ET; CBC, CITY, SNO, SNW, SNP, ESPN+, SN NOW).

Center cross-checked Jamie Benn blocked a shot in the first period of Thursday’s 3-2 overtime game against the Dallas Stars, Wyatt Johnston on his feet late in the game. He stayed in the game, played at 26:46, Nicholas Robertsonovertime goal.

“We give them those days [off] Throughout the season he played a lot of minutes yesterday and obviously got a little banged up so it was very easy to give him. Jim is doing his job and getting ready for tomorrow. ”

Wayne SimmonsCalled back from Toronto in the American Hockey League on Sunday, he will make his season debut against the Jets, playing right field alongside left field. Pierre Engval and center David Kamp. Nicola Ove-Kubel It will be a healthy wound.

“I don’t want him to sit too long,” Keef said. “We have the flexibility to bring players in and out. I thought Wayne had a good camp with us. I think it’s important to involve

Simmons appeared in 72 games for the Maple Leafs last season, scoring 16 points (5 goals and 11 assists) and 96 penalty minutes. — Dave McCarthy

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Jake McCabe makes its season debut when the Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings on Friday (8:30 PM ET, NBCSCH, BSETX, ESPN+, SN NOW).

The 29-year-old defender started off the injured reserve and has been skating for the Blackhawks since the start of training camp after undergoing cervical spine surgery during the offseason.

Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson said, “We’ve got to take some time to get all the swelling out of those little areas, especially the defense.” Twist the wrong way, we need to make sure he’s 100% healthy.He got full contact clearance last week or I think he’s right.”Before we leave [season opening] trip. However, the date was actually scheduled for today so that he would be completely cleared and ready for full game contact. ”

McCabe scored 22 points (four goals and eight assists) in 75 games for Chicago last season. — Tracy Myers