Connor McDavid is healing ahead of schedule and may return to the Oilers in mid-to-late January, according to Mark Spector.
With Mikka Salomaki being placed on I/R, the Nashville Predators have recalled Colton Sissons from AHL Milwaukee.
The Nashville Predators have placed Miikka Salomaki on I/R with an undisclosed injury.
Philipp Grubauer has started the back end of each back-to-back set the Capitals have had this season, so it makes sense to expect him back in net on Saturday against Toronto.
Bud Holloway was informed by Coach Therrien that he plans to get Holloway into his first NHL game this week to reward his work ethic and AHL play.
Alex Semin has been placed on I/R and is expected to miss at least a week with the lower body injury suffered in Wednesday's match with the Rangers.
The Washington Capitals have recalled Chris Brown from AHL Hershey.
John Gibson is expected to face Chicago on Friday night.
Antti Niemi will face the Canucks on Friday.
Corey Crawford will face the Ducks on Friday.
With Henrik Lundqvist in net on Friday against Boston, Antti Raanta will get the nod Saturday afternoon against Philadelphia according to The King himself.
Henrik Lundqvist will immediately get an opportunity for self-redemption as he faces Boston on Friday night.
Cam Talbot will be the Oilers' starter on Friday.
Jujhar Khaira has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers.
Christian Thomas has been promoted by the Montreal Canadiens.