Vatanen (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, so he'll miss Thursday's game against Detroit and is considered a question mark to make the trip to Carolina with the team for Friday's game against the Hurricanes, Abbey Mastracco of northjersey.com reports.

Vatanen is considered a potential trade piece with the deadline approaching but has been unable to take the ice in the last four games. That absence will extend through at least Thursday's game, though it sounds as though he's unlikely to suit up Friday in Carolina as well.

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