- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller admitted that he’s still having some vertigo related symptoms. He doesn’t know when he’ll be fully recovered or when he could return to game action.
“Yeah, it’s something that’s still up and down,” Hiller said in his first extended comments since that start. ”Some days are better, some days are not so good. I guess it’s just going to take its time. I still found out that I’m not quite where I wanted to be. All I can do is give myself time. Do my exercise. Do my stuff.
“Hopefully it’s going to get better. I kind of like stopped setting myself a timeline or anything because nobody can really tell me how long it’s going to take.”
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres goalie Ryan Miller could return on Saturday against the Capitals or Sunday against the Hurricanes.
“He has an upper-body injury that we list currently day-to-day, not week-to-week. Right now we’re on day-to-day,” said Regier, who declined to say whether Miller underwent concussion testing. “I’m going to comment on only an upper-body injury. That’s the extent of it.”
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski (broken orbital bone) could return in the next couple days, possibly tomorrow. Center Martin Hanzal (undisclosed) could be back before the end of the season.
- Joe MacDonald of ESPN Boston: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Tomas Kaberle contract situation,
“There hasn’t been any beyond the initial discussion I had with his agent and we decided to talk after the season,” Chiarelli said. “I have a good relationship with his agent and I expect there to be good negotiations once the season is over. This period is also a feeling-out period for both Tomas and for us, so that’s the way we’re approaching it.”
- Joe MacDonald of ESPN Boston: Mark Recchi has played 23 seasons and had this to say, “If we win a championship, I’m gone.” If the Bruins don’t win this year, he said he’d consider coming back for another year.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Blue center TJ Oshie will meet with GM Doug Armstrong and coach Davis Payne today to discuss if there is any further discipline for his missed practiced. Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: TJ Oshie’s 2 game suspension for missing practice may cost him more in the long run. He is a RFA at seasons end, and his ‘responsibility issue’ may factor into contract talks.