In other news, center Cody Hodgson skated in a red non-contact jersey today, his first full practice since injuring his hand Dec. 19.Nolan said he needs a couple days to get going. So does center Ville Leino (lower body), who also sported red today.
Nolan revealed that Pysyk has a nagging injury that caused him to miss practice. That injury also happened to play a role in why he did not play in the team’s game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.
“He was banged up a little bit last game and that’s one of the reasons why we didn’t play him,” Nolan said.
Leino (upper body) left Saturday’s win and is sore, Nolan told reporters Saturday. He was to be evaluated Sunday. Meanwhile, winger Drew Stafford (upper body) also left the game and “doesn’t look good,” Nolan said.