Rakell is still wearing a protective boot on his injured ankle, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Rakell is hoping to travel with the Ducks on their upcoming six-game road trip which begins Saturday in Columbus, but he also doesn't want to rush his recovery and exacerbate the issue. The 25-year-old pivot won't play Wednesday against the Stars, but it sounds like he may be cleared to return to practice in the near future, at which point another update on his status should be made available. The 2011 first-round pick will remain on injured reserve for the duration of his absence.
Rakell (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Devils since he missed practice the day prior, Dan Arritt of NHL.com reports. It doesn't appear that Rakell will be able to avoid missing a second straight game, which is particularly unfortunate when you consider the versatile skater has generated four helpers and five total points over the past two weeks. Brian Gibbons, who used to play for the Devils, should continue to see ice time in Rakell's stead.
Rakell (ankle) won't play Friday against Carolina. Rakell reportedly "tweaked" his ankle during Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks, so although his injury doesn't sound overly serious, it will cost him at least one game. The 25-year-old forward will be reevaluated ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Devils.
Rakell did not practice Wednesday due to a lower-body injury and he's receiving a medical evaluation. Rakell's status will presumably receive an update following his assessment from the doctor, at which point some light could be shed on his availability for Friday's game against the Hurricanes. If he's unable to dress, look for either Brian Gibbons or Ben Street to draw into the lineup.
Rakell tallied a goal, an assist and four shots during Sunday's 6-5 win over the Capitals. Rakell now has two goals and seven points in his last five games and is on pace for a 12-goal, 53-point season -- which would be a mild disappointment for fantasy owners who were expecting something closer to the 34-goal, 69-point campaign the 25-year-old Swede posted a year ago. That said, he's an offensive workhorse that should be rolled out regularly.
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