Tyreke Evans (knee) could make his return Tuesday against the Grizzlies, John Reid of The Times Picayune reports.
Some speculated that Evans would make his season debut Saturday against the Jazz, but after speaking with coach Alvin Gentry prior to the game it was decided the guard would be held out once again. While Evans isn't expected to record many minutes Tuesday, it's a good sign for the New Orleans Pelicans , as the team has been ravaged by injuries thus far in the season. He will likely be held to a minutes restriction until he's fully healthy.
Ryan Carter (lower body) will miss Saturday's game against the Stars.
He skated close to 11 minutes Friday in a loss to Winnipeg, scoring his third goal of the season to account for all of Minnesota's offense. Carter evidently suffered a lower-body injury at some point during the game, however, with the team specifying only that the ailment is in the "upper" part of the lower body.
Shane Doan (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Senators, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
The lower-body issue will keep Doan out for a third straight game, and the Arizona Coyotes have not given any hint as to his expected status for Tuesday. Look for Mikkel Boedker and Tobias Rieder to flank Martin Hanzal on the top line once again.
Anthony Davis (knee) will play in Saturday's game against the Jazz, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Davis was listed as probable for the contest earlier in the day, so the New Orleans Pelicans don't appear to be too concerned about their star forward's injury. Considering Derrick Favors has already been ruled out of Saturday's contest due to personal reasons, Davis might have an easier opportunity to post big numbers, but it remains to be seen how much the Pelicans will be willing to play him one day after sustaining an apparent knee injury.
Anders Lindback will start in goal Saturday against the Senators, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
Mike Smith got the start Friday against Calgary, allowing one goal on 26 shots to earn his third straight win. The Arizona Coyotes will give Smith a well-deserved breather Saturday and turn to Lindback, who has allowed at least three goals in each of his last three outings. Lindback is 2-4-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .909 save percentage for the season.