A lot of people thought former Minnesota Wild forward Kyle Quincey would be back to his old self after an injury-plagued season.
He’s been dealing with knee issues, but now his status is in question after he missed a game.
Here’s a look at a few players who could be back next season: 1.
Ryan Suter is the latest to make a return after missing six games due to a concussion.
The Minnesota native missed two weeks after suffering the concussion in an Oct. 1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Now he’s back and should be ready for the start of the season.
Suter missed two games with the concussion and has not practiced since.
He was in line to make his NHL debut Thursday.
Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been out since the beginning of the month with an undisclosed ailment.
The 21-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, played in four games for the Stars this season, registering three goals and five points.
He will likely start the season in the AHL.
Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers had an MRI on his left shoulder on Thursday and is expected to be out for up to six weeks.
The 19-year old, who has not played in the NHL since the 2015-16 season, had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder in December.
Ehlers, who turns 19 in May, is a right-handed shot who can play the left wing.
He has the skills to play in all three zones, which is important for a team that is trying to score in a more attacking way.
Ehler has been a healthy scratch since the start