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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nuggets Injury Update: Danilo Gallinari likely to miss Tuesday's game with a 'cold'

The Denver Nuggets head into tonight's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 2-4 record in the preseason. The Nuggets are looking to improve their defense which allowed 106.5 points per game last season and have given up just 100.5 points per game in the preseason. They will likely be without Danilo Gallinari tonight, who missed practice yesterday with a cold.

Sixers Injury Update: Nerlens Noel missed game against Nets due to illness

The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday by the score of 99-88. The loss dropped the 76ers to 2-5 on the preseason. Henry Sims and Tony Wroten lead the 76ers with 13 points each. The team was without Nerlens Noel for the third consecutive game due to illness.

Blues Injury Update: Stastny is week-to-week with shoulder injury

The St. Louis Blues have announced that Paul Stastny will be out week-to-week after suffering from an upper-body/ shoulder injury. The exact injury/extent of the injury is not determined. It is expected to be a left shoulder injury after he was on the receiving end of a hit during a game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Hurricanes Injury Update: Sekera, Liles, Skinner all near return

There is more good news coming for the Carolina Hurricanes. Yes Eric Staal is skating, and the team is about to welcome back three players to their lineup. These players include defensemen Andrej Sekera and John-Michael Liles and forward Jeff Skinner.

Pelicans Injury Update: Anthony Davis sprains wrist

The NBA's brightest young star, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, injured his right wrist in a preseason win over the Washington Wizards on Monday. Davis, who has missed 33 games through his first two seasons in the league, hurt his wrist after a botched alley-oop attempt.

Bruins Injury Update: Kevan Miller out indefinitely

The Boston Bruins will be without Kevan Miller for the next little while. The defenseman is out indefinitely after suffering from an upper-body/shoulder injury during a game against the Buffalo Sabres. The injury appeared to have happened during a fight against Nicolas Deslauriers midway through the first period.

Hurricanes Injury Update: Eric Staal skated on Sunday

Some positive news coming for the Carolina Hurricanes especially after a rough start to the 2014-2015 season of injured players. Eric Staal has started skating again after suffering from an upper-body injury.

Celtics Injury Update: Rajon Rondo could be ready come opening night

The Boston Celtics head into Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a record of 4-3 on the preseason. Coming off a 25-win season, the Celtics need to improve mainly on the offensive end of the court, where they averaged just 96.2 points per game last season. There's good news on the injury front, as veteran guard Rajon Rondo is progressing nicely and could be ready for opening night.

Red Wings Injury Update: Pavel Datsyuk expected to play Tuesday

The Detroit Red Wings may get some good news, as it looks like star forward Pavel Datsyuk is ready to play his first game of the season. Currently out with a shoulder injury, on Monday he practiced on a regular line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader, as reported by Ansar Khan of

Red Wings Injury Update: Jimmy Howard expected to be ready for Tuesday

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is expected to be ready to play Tuesday night when the team visits Montreal to play the Canadiens. As reported by Ansar Khan of, the team reassigned Petr Mrazek back to Grand Rapids of the AHL. This all but confirms that he will be in the lineup. No word yet on if he will start, or if Jonas Gustavsson will be in front of the net.