When the Sabres host the Montreal Canadiens, there's a possibility Rasmus Dahlin might make a return. Coach Don Granato is optimistic that Dahlin will be ready for the match. He is feeling better day by day. There is no concern that the matter could be more serious.
Everyone on the team is aware of how important Dahlin is to the team. "He feels better today, and this is going to be a 'How much better are you feeling each day now?' situation," coach Don Granato said, as quoted by NHL!
"The other night he played through soreness and we're trying to manage it that way until it resolves to the point he's not playing with that. That's day to day, we'll see where he is tomorrow. He's a possibility for tomorrow." Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen will miss another match due to illness.
He needs some time to recover and help his team. "'Upie' is not a possibility for tomorrow," Granato continued. "He did skate today. He's still recovering and he's in a day-to-day category. This will resolve in being gone, an illness.
But it's a day to day now and he will not be back tomorrow in any capacity for backup or starting."
Jim Montgomery reacts
Charlie McAvoy has injury problems. Bruins coach Jim Montgomery confirmed that it is an upper-body injury.
“I do want to rule out [that] it’s nothing with the head," Montgomery said. "It’s upper body, nothing with the head”. Bruins defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk emphasized how important McAvoy is to the team.
When he is not on the team, it is much harder to achieve a positive result. “[McAvoy’s role] is not something that any one person can fill,” -Kevin Shattenkirk said. “He plays every role on our team, plays big minutes. … We’re all going to have to do it collectively as a group”.