Torrey Mitchell (lower body) is expected to resume skating in the next few days, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The team sent Bud Holloway packing ahead of Saturday's game, which is a sign Mitchell will be ready soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday against Columbus. Mitchell has five goals and five assists with a plus-5 rating this season, but he has not scored a goal in his last nine games.
Holloway was re-assigned to AHL St. John's on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The 27-year-old made his NHL debut Friday against New Jersey, firing one shot on goal and posting an even rating in a little over seven minutes. However, the Montreal Canadiens have decided to send Holloway back for now with Torrey Mitchell (lower body) expected to resume skating in the coming days. Holloway has recorded five goals and 15 assists in 18 games with St. John's this season.
Thabo Sefolosha will start Saturday against the Spurs, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Sefolosha has been getting the front end of back-to-backs off as the Atlanta Hawks continue to be safe with the 31-year-old after he underwent ankle surgery during the offseason. He should be available for his usual amount of minutes Saturday against the Spurs.
Antti Raanta suffered his first loss of the season Saturday when he allowed two goals in a 3-0 loss to the Flyers.
He's been a lock for a win this season whenever he's gotten a bit off offensive support. He continues to be a solid play whenever he's between the pipes, but his value really is restricted to deep daily formats leagues.
Gary Neal (groin strain) will not play in Saturday's game against the Raptors, CSN Washington's J. Michael reports.
The Washington Wizards will be fairly shorthanded Saturday, as several frontcourt options are also out with injuries. Look for Bradley Beal, Garrett Temple, and Kelly Oubre to handle the minutes at shooting guard. Neal's next chance to play will be Tuesday at Cleveland.