Gleason is on IR? During the habs game the nhl network announced Pitkanen was on IR.
Yes, he was put on IR to free up a roster spot for Nash ..retroactive. I'm sure they did the same with Pitkanen to bring Welsh up..again retroactive to the NJ game. Both should be eligible to come off though since it was retroactive.
What has been said above is correct. They were both placed on IR on Monday retroactive to the game against NJ after which both started missing time with injuries in order to have roster space for Nash/Welsh once we figured out about the injuries up front. They are both eligible to return as soon as tomorrow, but it's not likely that either one will. Pitkanen's closer to returning, but he's still not a guarantee.