NHL Buzz: Teravainen practices with Hurricanes, could return soon

Carolina Hurricanes

Teuvo Teravainen practiced Monday and could play during the Hurricanes’ season-long six-game road trip, which starts at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; ATTSN-PT, BSSO, ESPN+, SN NOW).

The forward has missed the past eight games with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since Nov. 10, when he had two assists in a 7-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers.

“Now that he’s out there, you can at least think that it’s coming,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We just want to make sure we don’t have a setback. I would hope [he plays], but we’ll see.”

Teravainen has seven assists in 14 games. The Hurricanes are 2-2-4 during his absence.

Goalie Frederik Andersen, who has missed 10 games with a lower-body injury, continued to skate on his own but will not be on the road trip. He last played in a 3-1 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 6.

“Until you see guys out there practicing, there’s no point in bringing guys,” Brind’Amour said. “They get better work and better treatment done here.” — Kurt Dusterberg

New Jersey Devils

Nathan Bastian is getting further evaluation on his injured shoulder Monday, but the forward is expected to miss some time, Devils coach Lindy Ruff said.

“We know he’s going to be out for a bit,” Ruff said.

Ruff said the Devils do not have a timeline yet on how long Bastian will be out. He was injured during the first period of a 5-1 win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday and will miss his first game Monday, when New Jersey plays the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, MSG, MSGSN, ESPN+, SN NOW).

“We don’t know what it’s going to exactly be so I’m not going to put anything out there,” Ruff said.

Alexander Holtz will replace Bastian against the Rangers. The forward was recalled from Utica of the American Hockey League on Monday.

Holtz has one goal in four games with the Devils this season. They sent him to Utica on Nov. 22 and he had four points (two goals, two assists) in three games.

“We know he’s got a great shooting skill so we’ll use him on our second power play,” Ruff said of Holtz. “We’re hoping he gained some confidence down there, feels good after playing three games.” — Dan Rosen

Philadelphia Flyers

Cam Atkinson practiced for the first time this season but is not ready to play, Flyers coach John Tortorella said.

The forward has been week to week since Sept. 25 with an upper-body injury.

Tortorella said it was good to see Atkinson with the group because of the skill and energy he brings.

“Cam’s a great pro, an important player to this organization,” Tortorella said. “To get some different blood in the lineup, a quality National Hockey League player, it would be a big boost for us.”

Atkinson said he’s eager to get back in and help the Flyers, who have lost 10 straight games (0-7-3). They play the New York Islanders at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, HULU, SN NOW).

“It’s tough because you want to be out there and help the team,” Atkinson said. “Definitely getting closer and I’m going to help the team as much as I can.”

In addition to Atkinson, the Flyers are missing forwards Sean Couturier (back), James van Riemsdyk (finger), Travis Konecny (upper body), Scott Laughton (upper body) and Wade Allison (oblique/hip).

Konecny was placed on injured reserve Monday, and defenseman Egor Zamula was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League. Tortorella said Zamula will play Tuesday, possibly in place of defenseman Tony DeAngelo, who did not practice Monday. Tortorella said DeAngelo was “just banged up.” — Adam Kimelman

San Jose Sharks

James Reimer was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

The goalie last played in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. He did not play in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, with Kaapo Kahkonen starting and Aaron Dell recalled from San Jose of the AHL to be the backup.

Reimer is 5-8-2 with a 3.00 goals-against average, .903 save percentage and one shutout in 15 games.

Forward Jeffrey Viel was recalled from San Jose of the AHL and could make his season debut when the Sharks begin a four-game road trip at the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; TSN2, RDS, NBCSCA, ESPN+, SN NOW).

Colorado Avalanche

Alex Galchenyuk agreed to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not released.

The forward was with the Avalanche on a professional tryout contract during training camp but was released Sept. 28. He then signed a PTO with Colorado of the AHL on Nov. 9 and had seven points (three goals, four assists) in seven games.

Galchenyuk had 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 60 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season. The 28-year-old has 354 points (146 goals, 208 assists) in 643 NHL games for the Montreal Canadiens, Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Avalanche are missing forwards Gabriel Landeskog (knee), Darren Helm (lower body), Valeri Nichushkin (ankle) and Evan Rodrigues (lower body).

Boston Bruins

Anton Stralman was placed on waivers Monday.

The defenseman did not have a point and averaged 15:22 of ice time in eight games. He had attended Bruins training camp on a professional tryout and signed a one-year, $1 million contract Oct. 12.

The 36-year-old has 293 points (63 goals, 230 assists) in 938 NHL games with the Bruins, Arizona Coyotes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs.

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