Goaltender Casey DeSmith was assigned to the
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League in a
Murray has been sidelined the past five games with a lower-body
injury sustained in Pittsburgh's 5-4 overtime win over the
Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 27. The 23-year-old exited the
contest with 4:21 remaining in the second period after Flyers
forward Jakub Voracek crashed into him during a breakaway.
Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has a lower-body injury and is
considered week-to-week, coach Randy Carlyle announced.
Perry was injured after his knee collided with Carolina
Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner during the first period of the
Ducks' 3-2 win on Monday. The former Hart Trophy winner remained
on the ice for several moments before slowly skating to the
The St. Louis Blues placed captain Alex Pietrangelo on injured
reserve and recalled fellow defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from San
Antonio of the American Hockey League, the team announced.
Pietrangelo, who is nursing a lower-body injury, has collected
seven goals and 16 assists in 30 games this season.
Former NHL defenseman Zarley Zalapski, who was involved in one
of the most lopsided trade deadline deals in league history,
died on Tuesday. He was 49.
The cause of death was not immediately known for Zalapski, who
represented his native Canada in the 1988 Winter Olympics in
The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled Kasperi Kapanen from their
American Hockey League affiliate and placed fellow forward
Nikita Soshnikov on injured reserve, the team announced.
Kapanen, who was part of the Phil Kessel deal with the
Pittsburgh Penguins on July 1, 2015, did not record a point in
three games with the Maple Leafs this season.
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