With Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington going down with injuries Sunday, rookie David Johnson should finally get his shot in Arizona. Kevin Payne has that and more in this week's look at the waiver wire.
Higgins will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Kings, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports. The winger may still be feeling the effects of a punishing hit from Ducks forward Nick Ritchie on Monday night.
Smith (knee) plans to delay surgery on his torn ACL in an effort to play in San Diego State's upcoming bowl game, Kirk Kinney of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "He says he's going to try to play in the bowl game. He's going to try to rehab and put it in a brace and see if he can play...then he's going to get operated on after the bowl game. That's his plan right now," said Aztec coach Rocky Long after practice Monday.