Ron Hainsey registered 25:20 of ice time and went plus-1 in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Predators.
Hainsey missed the Carolina Hurricanes final two preseason games with a groin injury, but it appears that ailment is now behind him, as his 25:20 of ice time was good for second most on the team. He'll continue to serve as a top-pair defender for Carolina going forward.
Bulaga (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Bulaga has been a limited participant in practice all week -- a good sign considering he hasn't been able to take the field since Week 1 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus. That being said, no official word has been announced regarding his status for Sunday, likely making him a game-time decision against the Rams.
Sammy Watkins (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, acknowledged Friday that his status for the contest is cloudy, ESPN.com reports. "I don't know if I'm going to play or not," Watkins noted Friday. "But if it's an emergency, if I need to play, I think I'll play. But you just never know with this situation. They might hold me out. I don't even know the situation right now."
Per the report, Watkins will test out his calf before Sunday's game and ultimately team doctors will make the final call on his playing status. The wideout should thus be considered a game-time decision for Week 5's contest.
Quinton Patton (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.
If Patton is unable to play, speedy Bruce Ellington will serve as the No. 3 wideout in an offense that was completely incompetent the last two weeks. Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith are both having very quiet seasons, but neither is in any danger of losing snaps.
Luke Gazdic logged 8:04 of ice time and took one shot on net in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.
Gazdic had been dealing with an undisclosed injury that forced him to miss some practice time heading into Thursday's tilt, but the ailment is no longer an issue moving forward. Gazdic will likely once again suit up as a fourth-line winger for the Edmonton Oilers in Saturday's matchup with the Predators.
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