Burst news: Karlsson could return to gambling for Vegas

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Vegas Golden Knights

William karlsson could return to play on Sunday as the Golden Knights host the Calgary Flames (10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, SNP, SNO, SNE, SN1, ESPN +, NHL LIVE).

The forward hasn’t played since October 29, when he suffered a broken foot in a game against the Anaheim Ducks. Karlsson was also placed on COVID-19 protocol on November 29. He took part in full training in Vegas on Sunday, as well as the power play drills. A decision will be made before the match.

“He’s only been skating for a few days,” said head coach Peter DeBoer. The injury he sustained didn’t allow him to put any weight on it, so he’s only been walking for seven days, and only three or four days on the ice. We’ll see. « 

DeBoer has indicated that Karlsson’s physical form will make a difference. Besides being a top-6 forward, Karlsson is one of the most used shorthanded players.

“If he’s playing we’re going to have to be careful not to use him too much, which isn’t easy to do with him since it’s really easy to use him in all situations. It will be up to me to make those decisions and communicate with him to see how he feels, if he plays. « 

The attacker Nolan patrick also took part in the training, but he was wearing a no-contact jersey. He hasn’t played since October 22. – Danny Webster

Toronto Maple Leafs

Mitchell marner will not face the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, TSN4, ESPN +, NHL LIVE).

The forward did not play in the 4-3 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. He left his team’s training Thursday after conceding a check from the defender Jake muzzin.

 » [Les thérapeutes] wanted to see how he was going to feel this morning, they let the day go by, and they decided to give him the weekend off in order to go home and get a better idea of ​​what is going on, ”explained Head Coach Sheldon Keefe. “We don’t expect this to be a long-term absence. « 

Morgan rielly, who amassed three assists on Saturday, was an uncertain case after missing Friday practice as he was in pain after blocking a pitch.

Just like Rielly, Ondrej Kase also faced the Wild, who missed three games with an upper body injury. – Jessi Pierce

Los Angeles Kings

Quinton Byfield was removed from the injured list in order to be transferred to the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League.

The 19-year-old forward fractured his left ankle during the pre-season schedule on October 5.

Kings head coach Todd McLellan said on Sunday he was unsure when Byfield would be ready to return to Los Angeles.

“It will be up to him to decide, not us,” he said. He’s going to have to get back in shape and play, but we’re sure he will get there quickly. However, we are not going to put him in a situation that would not be fair to him or his teammates. « 

Byfield, the second pick in the 2020 Draft, had 20 points in 32 games last season in the AHL, and he also had a six-game assist for the Kings.

« He did not play a full season last year, due to the pandemic, and this year he finds himself in the same situation [d’une saison écourtée]McLellan said. He will have to find the rhythm and he is very capable of it. We expect him to do well in the AHL and take care of the little details in his game, get his conditioning and his timing back, and we’ll see later. « 

The Kings will visit the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; SNW, BSW, NHL LIVE). – Derek Van Diest

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