Darqueze Dennard expects to be available for 2016 training camp after undergoing shoulder surgery sometime in the next couple of weeks, Geoff Hobson of Cincinnati Bengals .com reports.
Dennard hasn't made much of an impact during his two years in the league but appeared to be turning a corner shortly before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last week. While he's expected to make a full recovery, it seems likely that he'll be in store for another ancillary role on the Bengals' defense next season.
On Friday, Cory Schneider will work between the posts as the starter against the visting Canadiens, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Despite Schneider having seven years of NHL experience, he's only seen the Habs once in his career. Obviously, this is a tough draw with the Canadiens currently leading all teams in the league with 36 points in the standings.
Sergei Bobrovsky will start in goal Friday night against the Penguins.
Bobrovsky has been one of the league's hottest netminders, reeling off wins in seven of his past nine games with a 1.90 GAA and .939 save percentage over that span. It's clear that the hiring of bench boss John Tortorella in late October has been a boon for Bob.
Randall only registered two tackles during his abbreviated time on the field Thursday. Given the upbeat report on his status, it would be surprising if he wasn't able to take the field Thursday against the Lions.
Karri Ramo will make his 12th consecutive start Friday night, facing the Coyotes on the road, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
Ramo owns a 5-5-0 record, 2.71 GAA and .910 save percentage in November, numbers that are actually pretty good considering the Calgary Flames have had a tough time trying to score goals this season -- they rank 21st in that category with 2.41 scores per game.