Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky: In goal Thursday
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Bobrovsky will tend the twine for Thursday's tilt against the Lightning, George Richards of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Bobrovsky is undefeated through his first four outings, which included a subpar four-goal effort against the Wild on Saturday. The netminder should be well rested after watching from the bench Tuesday, but will be challenged by a Lightning squad that is headlined by the red hot Nikita Kucherov -- who has a goal in each of his seven games.

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Kings' Jeff Carter: May be held out 'multiple weeks'
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Carter (lower body) could miss multiple weeks with the injury that he sustained in Wednesday night's contest against the Canadiens, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

A prolific points machine who generates consistent offense year-to-year, Carter's prognosis suggests that he could wind up on injured reserve, but we'll wait for the team to officially make that call. Nick Dowd has been serving as the spare forward for the royal club, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get more rink run in Carter's absence.

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Bruins' Peter Cehlarik: Returned to AHL
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Cehlarik was assigned by the Bruins to AHL Providence on Thursday.

The quick demotion of Cehlarik to Providence after his recall Wednesday could well foreshadow the return to action of David Backes, who has been sidelined due to diverticulitis. Cehlarik is off to a strong start at the AHL level, with two goals and five points in three games, and thus remains on the short list of potential call-ups when the B's need help up front.

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Nets' Jeremy Lin: Will miss rest of season with knee injury
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Lin suffered a patellar tendon rupture in Wednesday's season opener against the Pacers and will miss the rest of the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Lin played 25 minutes and scored 18 points Wednesday night before going down with the injury. It's a tough blow for the Nets, who had high expectations for their starting backcourt of Lin and newcomer D'Angelo Russell. The Nets will have a few options with Lin out, with Allen Crabbe most likely to get the start at shooting guard in his absence, but Sean Kilpatrick and Spencer Dinwiddie could also see extended minutes in Lin's absence due to their ball-handling capabilities.

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Celtics' Gordon Hayward: Unlikely to return this season
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Hayward (ankle) is not expected to return this season, Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald reports.

According to Hayward's agent Mark Bartelstein, it's unrealistic to expect the star forward to be on the court again this season. Hayward did undergo successful surgery Wednesday night, however, and will begin rehabbing immediately in Boston. While it'll surely be a long recovery for Hayward, there is no reason to believe he won't be ready for the start of training camp next season. In his absence, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart will continue to see extended minutes on the wing.

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