Afternoon Hits: Phaneuf, Thornton, Strome, Leino, Bouchard, Laich, Quick, Staal and lines

  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf’s two-game suspension will cost him $66,666.66 in salary.
  • Bob McKenzie: Bruins Shawn Thornton’s in-person hearing is tentatively set for Friday afternoon.
  • Arthur Staple: Plan now is for Islanders Ryan Strome to meet up with the team in Phoenix. Weather issues delaying original plan.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Ville Leino will be scratched for tonight’s game. Leino: ’I'm not exactly sure what he wants out of me.’
  • Brett Cyrgalis: Pierre-Marc Bouchard clears waivers and assigned to the AHL by the Islanders.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals Brooks Laich hasn’t skated since Sunday. Michal Neuvirth is practicing today but is still on the IR.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings Jonathan Quick may test his groin injury on Thursday.
  • New York Rangers: Rangers Alain Vigneault on Marc Staal: ”diagnosed with a concussion…doctors feel it isn’t as serious as in the past.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Boucher-Zajac-Jagr; Zubrus-Elias-Brunner; Bernier-Henrique-Ryder; Sestito-Loktionov-Janssen. Extra: Tedenby, Josefson.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Kadri-Kessel, Raymond-Smith-Clarkson, Lupul-Holland-Kulemin, McLaren-McClement-D’Amigo-Ashton. Paul Hendrick: Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson and franson. Gardiner and liles. Fraser and ranger. Rielly and phaneuf is the extra pairing. Jonas Siegel: Franson and Gardiner are on the 1st PP unit. Liles and Gunnarsson on the 2nd PP unit.
  • Roger Millions: Flames lines: Cammalleri Stajan Stempniak, Bouma Backlund D. Jones, Baertschi Colborne Hudler, B. Jones Byron McGrattan.
  • Don Brennan: Senators new line: MacArthur-Spezza-Ryan.
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