Last Updated: Dec 13 2018 09:50 pm
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H. Fleury - D
Fleury (upper body) left Thursday's game versus the Canadiens and will not return, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Fleury left after having logged just 6:48 of ice time. He was making just his second appearance since returning from a concussion. The 22-year-old is practically irrelevant in fantasy considering he's managed just nine assists in the first 76 games of his NHL career.
Added 9:49 pm (EST)
P. Rinne - G
Rinne will start Thursday against Vancouver, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
The Preds' netminder bounced back nicely in his last start after being pulled in the one prior. In Vancouver, Rinne draws a club that's won three straight and averages 2.94 goals per game, 19th in the NHL. The two teams played seven days ago, with Vancouver prevailing 5-3 and Rinne allowing four goals on 25 shots.
Added 7:42 pm (EST)
E. Gudbranson - D
Gudbranson (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Predators, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Gudbranson's upper-body issue isn't believed to be overly serious, but at this point he should probably be considered questionable at best for Saturday's matchup with Philadelphia. With Gudbranson on the shelf, Alex Biega will draw into the lineup against Nashville.
Added 7:38 pm (EST)
M. Joseph - F
Joseph (lower body) isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Joseph is considered day-to-day with his lower-body injury, which suggests he could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Jets. The 21-year-old winger has been a fantastic source of secondary scoring for Tampa Bay while skating in a bottom-six role this season, notching nine goals and 13 points in 32 appearances.
Added 7:36 pm (EST)
Staal (concussion) is still on injured reserve ahead of Thursday's game against the Canadiens, per the NHL's official media site.
Staal has yet to resume skating and remains without a timetable for his return to game action. The veteran forward should be considered out indefinitely until he's able to return to practice with his teammates.
Added 7:29 pm (EST)
Staal (concussion) is not active for Thursday's game versus Montreal.
The forward remains on injured reserve with a concussion.
Added 7:28 pm (EST)
J. Anderson - F
Anderson (upper body) will play Thursday against LA.
Anderson is expected to slot into his usual role, skating on the Blue Jackets' second line and second power-play unit against the Kings. The 24-year-old winger has notched 12 goals and 15 points in 30 appearances this season.
Added 6:51 pm (EST)
J. Quick - G
Quick will guard the goal in Thursday's road game against the Blue Jackets, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Quick wasn't great in his last start Monday against Detroit, surrendering three goals on 21 shots en route to a 3-1 loss. The American netminder will look to bounce back and pick up his third victory of the campaign in a road matchup with a Columbus club that's averaging 3.53 goals per game at home this season, 10th in the NHL.
Added 6:48 pm (EST)