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Adin Hill Headshot

Hill was recalled from AHL Tucson on an emergency basis Friday.

With Mike Smith suffering from an illness (reportedly not the mumps) Friday, Hill was recalled to dress as the backup for the first time this season. Once Smith is healthy enough though, Hill will more than likely be sent back down to the minors.
6:59 pm (EST)
Thaddeus Young Headshot

Young (wrist) will start in Friday's tilt against the Grizzlies.

After missing the Pacers' last eight games due to a wrist sprain, Young will take the floor Friday. His return will send Kevin Seraphin back to the bench.
6:58 pm (EST)
Mike Smith Headshot

Smith (illness) won't dress for Friday's game against the Stars, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

With Smith unavailable Friday, the Coyotes were forced to recall goaltender Adin Hill from the minors on an emergency basis so he can serve as Louis Domingue's backup against Dallas. Smith will hope to overcome his illness in time for Sunday's meeting with the Sabres.
6:58 pm (EST)
Victor Oladipo Headshot

Oladipo is dealing with back spasms and is a game-time decision for Friday's tilt against the Lakers, Erik Horne of the Oklahoman reports.

This is the first news of Oladipo's back spasms, and it's unclear whether or not he'll take the floor. If he's unable to give it a go, Doug McDermott, Alex Abrines, and Andre Roberson could see additional minutes at the shooting guard.
6:54 pm (EST)
T.J. Oshie Headshot

Oshie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't play Friday against the Oilers.

Oshie's owners will hope his absence is limited to a single game, as he's been on a roll lately, notching eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last five games. The severity of the American winger's ailment remains unclear, but more information regarding his availability for Saturday evening's game against the Predators should be released ahead of puck drop. With Oshie unavailable Friday, the recently recalled Riley Barber will make his NHL debut against Edmonton.
6:52 pm (EST)
Enes Kanter Headshot

Kanter (forearm) will play during Friday's tilt against the Lakers, Erik Horne of the Oklahoman reports.

As expected, Kanter will take the floor Friday after missing the team's previous 10 games. The Thunder could opt to limit his playing time however, as they've acquired big man Taj Gibson from the Bulls. That being said, Kanter will likely return to his normal role sooner than later, as the Thunder are making a playoff push.
6:52 pm (EST)
Patrick Patterson Headshot

Patterson (knee) will play during Friday's game against the Celtics, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.

Patterson has missed the past six games due to a knee bruise, but is now recovered enough to play in Friday's game. That being said, his fantasy value has likely dropped, as he'll serve as the primary backup to newly acquired big man Serge Ibaka.
6:48 pm (EST)
Brooks Orpik Headshot

Orpik (lower body) did not take the ice for pregame warmups, and thus will not suit up for Friday's contest with the Oilers.

Orpik will miss his first game of the season as he deals with this mystery ailment. The veteran blueliner has yet to record a goal, but the Caps will miss the defensive boost he provides as shown by his excellent plus-32 rating. Aaron Ness will likely draw into the lineup for Friday's matchup.
6:48 pm (EST)
Paul Zipser Headshot

Zipser (ankle) will not be available to play through Saturday's game in Cleveland, ESPN's Nick Friedell reports.

Zipser is on the mend from tendinitis in his left ankle and appears to be nearing a return. However, it won't come until Tuesday's matchup with the Nuggets, at the earliest. Look for Denzel Valentine to see additional court time in the interim.
6:46 pm (EST)
T.J. Oshie Headshot

Oshie (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't play Friday against the Oilers, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

The specific nature of Oshie's ailment remains unclear, but he'll be dearly missed by the Capitals and fantasy owners alike Friday, as he's been red-hot lately, racking up eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last five games. More information regarding the American winger's status should be released ahead of Saturday's matchup with Nashville.
6:46 pm (EST)
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