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A. Ladd - F
Ladd left the game early Sunday after taking a hit on his knee versus the Coyotes, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
There is no word yet as to the severity of the injury or how long Ladd may be out of the lineup for. It is expected that if Ladd were to miss any time, Michael Dal Colle would be inserted back into the lineup. Some might argue that Dal Colle should play over Ladd no matter the outcome of this injury. Ladd has been a major disappointment since being signed as a free agent and only has three goals and 11 points in 25 games this season.
Added 10:32 pm (EST)
C. Tanev - D
Tanev (ankle) will miss Sunday's game against Columbus.
Tanev has played just twice since Feb. 13 and will sit once again Sunday, still slowed by an ankle injury. In 55 games this season, the defenseman has registered 12 points -- two goals, 10 assists -- and a plus-3 rating.
Added 9:52 pm (EST)
N. Foligno - F
Foligno (personal) is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Canucks.
The Blue Jackets' captain will miss a fourth straight contest as a result of a personal issue. To this point, the team has not provided any details, or a timeline regarding Foligno's eventual return, leaving fantasy owners in quite a pickle.
Added 9:46 pm (EST)
R. Spooner - LW
Spooner (undisclosed) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against Columbus, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
Spooner has not played since Mar. 3 and will be absent again Sunday, though it appears, considering the "scratch" designation, whatever injury was keeping him from playing is now behind Spooner. He'll have to work his way back into the lineup, with his next chance to do some coming Tuesday against the Ducks.
Added 9:41 pm (EST)
P. Grubauer - G
Grubauer will face the Blackhawks again on Sunday.
Grubauer defeated the Avalanche on Saturday night, allowing just two goals on 31 shots. He and Corey Crawford will face off for the second consecutive night. The 27-year-old owns a disappointing 2.74 GAA and .912 save percentage this season, much worse than his numbers with the Capitals prior to this year.
Added 8:12 pm (EST)
C. Crawford - G
Crawford will draw the start Sunday against Colorado, Chris Wescott of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Crawford faced Colorado on Saturday night as well, taking the loss while allowing three goals. His 3.03 GAA and .907 save percentage this season leaves plenty to be desired. He's still not very reliable despite his stronger play in the month of March (.921 save percentage and 2.42 GAA).
Added 8:08 pm (EST)
T. Hirose - F
Hirose has assists in three straight games to start his NHL career.
The 22-year-old prospect, who jumped to the NHL directly from Michigan State University, is off to a great start. Detroit has returned the favor by icing him on the power play, though all of his points have been of the 5-on-5 variety thus far. Consider deploying Hirose as a deep sleeper down the stretch; not much attention is on this Wings team that won't be making the playoffs.
Added 8:00 pm (EST)
S. Baertschi - F
Baertschi (concussion) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jackets, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
Baertschi last played Feb. 2, missing the last 23 games with the head injury. The 26-year-old has 13 points in 22 games in a campaign ruined by injuries. He may be eased back into action, so it's unclear how much ice time he'll see Sunday.
Added 7:58 pm (EST)
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