Here are today’s updates from Darryl Sutter on Dustin Brown, who missed today’s practice because of illness, on Jarret Stoll, who appears to be just about ready to come off the injured-reserve list, and Dustin Penner, who apparently, in the coach’s eyes, has raised above equine-manure status for now.
SUTTER: “Brownie has been under the weather a little bit. With a couple days (between games), we better keep him away so it doesn’t go through (the team), if it hasn’t started. Jarret (Stoll) was sick in Dallas. He was really sick. So that’s probably where Brownie got it.”
Stoll spent quite a bit of time on the ice this morning. He was out there with Simon Gagne and Bernie Nicholls before practice, then participated in the full-team session for 40 minutes.
SUTTER: “He needed a full practice. He’s been skating on his own. You can push it when you’re skating on your own, but he still had to test it, when you’re getting pushed. He gets another day tomorrow, and then he should be good.”
As for Penner, he played 11 minutes, 31 seconds, in a fourth-line role against Calgary and recorded two shots on goal, three missed shots and one hit.
SUTTER: “He was fine. We talked about him working his way back in. It’s game to game. It’s simple.”