Officially, the Los Angeles Kings have placed forward Tyler Toffoli on the Injured Reserve, retroactive to the 20th of December, with his lower-body injury. Given the date of the injury, Toffoli is eligible to return to the lineup whenever he's ready to go, but given that he is on the IR, his projected games come off the totals.
It's a pretty solid blow to Dale B.'s team this week, as he was likely hoping to have the scoring winger back in his active lineup after the Christmas break. Unfortunately, Dale's team didn't get him back and is also having a tough start to Week Twelve, scoring 4 points and is now 15 points out of 3rd.
The Florida Panthers lost the services of Aleksander Barkov on Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs, due to a lower-body injury. Barkov is supposed to undergo an MRI on Thursday to find out what the extent of the damage is and he is likely unavailable for tonight's game against the Canadiens. Unless there is a more complete update from the Panthers, he will be day-to-day with his lower-body injury.
Stacey M.'s team has been trying to tread water in the standings and has been, comparing the finish to last week until now, remaining in 13th place. Barkov has been her team's best forward, thus far, with 27 points in 36 games and it could put a serious damper on her team's performance, if he's gone long-term.