Kevin Klein is projected to return from his lower-body injury Thursday.
Joe Piskula has been returned to the minors.
Anders Nilsson will be in the Islanders' crease again on Thursday versus St. Louis.
Justin Peters will make his second straight start Thursday.
Robin Lehner will start for Ottawa in Thursday's match against Tampa Bay.
Tom Wilson skipped Thursday's practice because of family reasons.
Tyson Strachan has been assigned to the minors.
Washington has summoned Patrick Wey from AHL Hershey.
The Buffalo Sabres have confirmed that Mikhail Grigorenko will be loaned to Team Russia for the 2014 World Junior Championships.
Evgeni Malkin will not play Thursday night versus San Jose because of a lower-body injury.
Tyler Bozak has an oblique muscle strain that will sidelined him indefinitely.
Phil Kessel (undisclosed) will play Thursday night, according to coach Randy Carlyle.
Jonathan Bernier will be in goal for Toronto against Dallas on Thursday night.
Ian Cole will get back into St. Louis' lineup Thursday night.
Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press thinks it would be in Detroit's best interest to try to trade Kyle Quincey.