Dougie Hamilton did not practice Thursday, one day after leaving practice early.
As part of the NHL Return to Play Plan, a team is not permitted to disclose player injury or illness information.
The defenseman broke his left fibula Jan. 16 and did not play again during the regular season but has been skating since May.
Hamilton scored 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) in 47 games before the season was paused on March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
The Hurricanes play the New York Rangers in a best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifier series in Toronto, the Eastern Conference hub city, starting Aug. 1.
Jonathan Toews returned to Blackhawks practice.
The center had been ruled “unfit to participate” Tuesday and missed a practice and a scrimmage, after leaving practice early Monday. The Blackhawks were off Wednesday.
The Blackhawks play the Edmonton Oilers in a best-of-5 qualifier series in Edmonton, the Western Conference hub city, starting Aug. 1.
Charlie McAvoy returned to practice after missing the past two sessions for the Bruins.
The defenseman skated alongside Zdeno Chara on Boston’s top defense pair.
Center Joakim Nordstrom returned and left wing Nick Ritchie missed practice.
Forwards David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase remained off the ice. Each has practiced once, July 15, since training camp began July 13. They missed the first two days of camp as part of an international quarantine; Pastrnak and Kase spent the season pause in the Czech Republic.
Bruins president Cam Neely said Wednesday that it was possible Pastrnak and Kase wouldn’t practice again until the Bruins arrived in Toronto, the Eastern Conference hub city.
The Bruins will play in the round-robin portion of the Qualifiers against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals to determine seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Boston’s first game is against Philadelphia on Aug. 2. — Amalie Benjamin
Carter Hart did not practice with the Flyers for the second straight day.
The goalie left a scrimmage early Tuesday.
The Flyers had goalies Brian Elliott, Alex Lyon and Kirill Ustimenko available for the scrimmage. Ustimenko had missed practice Wednesday.
Top-line center Sean Couturier did not skate after his wife gave birth Wednesday.
The Flyers will play the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals in the round-robin portion of the Qualifiers. Their first game is against the Bruins in Toronto on Aug. 2.
Vegas Golden Knights
Max Pacioretty is expected to rejoin the Golden Knights before training camp concludes this week.
The forward was deemed “unfit to participate” Wednesday, the second straight session he’s been off the ice.
“I told you guys a couple of days ago [it wasn’t a positive COVID-19 test], and it still isn’t that,” coach Peter DeBoer said. “He’s dealing with a minor issue. I anticipate he’ll be on the ice with us here before we leave for (Western Conference hub city) Edmonton (on Sunday).”
Nick Cousins has taken Pacioretty’s place as first-line left wing, skating with center William Karlsson and forward Mark Stone.
Pacioretty was listed as week to week with a lower-body injury prior to the season being paused. In his second season with the Golden Knights, he led them in goals (32) and points (66).
The Golden Knights will play the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues in the round-robin portion of the Qualifiers to determine seeding in the Western Conference for the playoffs. The Golden Knights first game is against the Stars in Edmonton on Aug. 3. — Danny Webster