Smid (upper-body) is doubtful for Wednesday’s game vs. the Red Wings.
Smid participated in his first practice since getting hurt on Monday and he will likely skate on Tuesday and Wednesday as well, but he is unlikely to play on vs. Detroit. Look for him to return later in the week on either Friday or Saturday.
Smid (upper-body) returned to Flames practice on Monday.
Smid has missed the last nine games with an upper-body injury that he suffered on December 12th in Pittsburgh. If he practices on Tuesday and is in the morning skate on Wednesday, there is a good chance he will be back for that night’s game vs. Detroit.
According to head coach Bob Hartley Smid will be out “for a while.” There is no official timetable for his return. With Smid out tonight, Raphael Diaz will slide back onto the third pairing with Deryk Engelland.
The Flames have placed Ladislav Smid (upper-body) on injured reserve.
Smid was injured on Friday on a hit from Penguins’ defenseman Simon Despres. The hit looked pretty vicious, but Despres was not assessed a penalty on the play. Smid left the game and did not return. There is no word on the severity of the injury or who will be recalled from the AHL.
Smid left Friday's game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Smid left the game after being hit by Rangers forward Derek Dorsett. Smid only play 5:36 before retiring to the dressing room for the remainder of the contest. The Flames recalled Chad Billins from Abbotsford which suggests that Smid will miss some time.
Oilers announce Smid signed for 4 years-$14 million. (3.5 million per/yr)
Smid is in his seventh season in the NHL, all of which have been spent in Edmonton. He has 10 goals and 52 assists in 443 games. He is a solid stay at home defenseman who is much more valuable to the Oilers than he is to your fantasy team.
Oilers defenceman Ladislav Smid (sprained shoulder) definitely wants to be playing in Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sounds like Smid will at least miss game 1. Last season he only posted 10 assists through 78 points. While he aids his team defensively, don't expect any offensive production from the former 9th overall pick.