Carl Hagelin had his hearing with the NHL today and probably faces a suspension. Daniel Alfredsson is reportedly feeling better and will be re-evaluated tomorrow … which could be part gamesmanship: “Let’s see how many games Hagelin gets before we say Alfredsson’s OK.” Or it could be the reality of a head injury to a guy who has had a concussion history.
Hagelin idolized Alfredsson in Sweden and said he texted him yesterday to say he hopes he’s OK. They spent a lot of time together at the all-star game in Ottawa.
Ryan Callahan had stitches in his chin from the shot that most of us thought hit him in the collarbone.
John Tortorella won’t say if he would play Chris Kreider tomorrow, or how he would formulate his lineup if Hagelin is out. Henrik Lundqvist was given a day off.