Savard returning Thursday? Kadri centering Kessel and MacArthur … Leighton returning soon.


Joe Haggerty via twitter: Marc Savard hasn’t ruled out returning to the lineup on Thursday versus the Lightning.

Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Though not official, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michael Leighton could return this week on a conditioning stint in the AHL. They should know early this week what they’ll do with him. The Flyers will have to make a roster move to accommodate his cap number. Matt Walker, Oskars Barulis or Brian Boucher could be waived. Ian Laperriere could be put on LTIR.

Greg Schimmel of the Washington Post: Mike Green was helped to the dressing room during overtime after blocking a shot in the knee area, Boudreau said he’d be all right.

Jerry Brown of NHL.com: The Phoenix Coyotes and Ilya Bryzgalov are waiting for new ownership to get in place before they get a deal done for the so0n to be UFA. He’ll be looking for a raise on his $4.25 million salary, but is not “looking to break the bank.” “We had a meeting this summer they explained the situation and that no one has control right now,” he said. “I will be patient, I’m very happy here and I don’t see any issues that would force me to leave. We will find a way to sign a proper contract because I don’t want to leave and the Coyotes are my priority.”

Jonas Siegel of AM640: Nazem Kadri was centering Phil Kessel and Clark MacArthur at practice today. Mikahil Grabovski was centering Nikolai Kulemin and Luca Caputi. Tyler Bozak was moved to the 3rd between Freddie Sjostrom and Kris Versteeg. Tim Brent was centering Mike Brown and Colton Orr on the 4th line. JS Giguere practice today, “Great test, felt good today,” said Giguere. “I think physically I’m ready, it’s just a matter of am I ready to play a full game and stuff like that.”

David Pagnotta via twitter: Nothing to report on Kings – Capitals trade rumors. No truth to Semin being moved. The Capitals want a rugged defenseman but not going to trade Semin.

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