Curtis McElhinney day to day
The club also announced that goaltender Curtis McElhinney, who left Thursday's 4-2 win at the New York Rangers after the first period, is day to day due to a lower-body injury and defenseman James Wisniewski has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 6. Wisniewski sustained an upper-body injury on that date during a 4-0 home win over Minnesota.
Smith will serve as a backup to Mike McKenna, filling in for McElhinney, who was subbing for last year's Vezina Trophy-winning goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky will be out another month with a groin injury.
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