Griffin Reinhart collected just one shot on goal and no points in his Edmonton Oilers debut Thursday, but he did collects two hits, two blocks and four penalty minutes.
The No. 4 pick in the 2012 draft, Reinhart is one of many top selections on this Oilers team, and after skating 19:03 in the opener, he appears set to play a decent-sized role this season. However, as a guy who's never been known as an offensive dynamo, the 21-year-old shouldn't be expected to put up many points in his first full NHL campaign. He might get there eventually, but he's not likely to make an instant impact on the scoresheet.
Robin Lehner (lower body) was an observer at Friday's practice, The Buffalo News reports.
Speculation has it that Lehner suffered a right ankle sprain in Thursday's season opener, so he could be out a period of weeks, but the team has not yet released an official timetable.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls ' teammate Fred Jackson (ankle) will likely play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Jackson previously seemed unlikely to play, having suffered a high-ankle sprain in Monday's win over the Lions. Rawls is still primed to lead the Seattle backfield in the absence of Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), but a tough matchup with the Bengals looked much more attractive when Rawls was a good bet to dominate both the early-down and passing-down snaps. Though the rookie still figures to get the bulk of the carries, Jackson could have a key role on passing downs. Despite the 1:00 PM ET kickoff, this situation could be murky, as the Seahawks might keep Jackson active just as an emergency option off the bench, even if they don't want him to play.
Jacoby Jones (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Friday.
While Jones' status for Monday night's game against the Steelers is uncertain, his potential return arrives at a good time, given that fellow wideout Stevie Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Fred Jackson (ankle) will likely play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Jackson's high-ankle sprain apparently isn't too serious, as he's expected to take the field just six days after suffering the injury. This situation would normally bring about skepticism, but if the Seahawks wanted to be deceptive about their Week 5 backfield plans, they wouldn't have ruled out Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) on Friday. Of course, there's no guarantee Jackson will be at full strength if he plays, and he would likely be working in a complementary role behind Thomas Rawls.
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