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Matthew Tkachuk suspended for one game

 

 

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty: Forward Jake DeBrusk returns to the lineup tonight. Ryan Spooner is out with a lower-body injury and might have to go on the IR.

On the Calgary Flames …

Wes Gilbertson: Forward Jaromir Jagr (lower-body) will be a game-time decision.

NHL Player Safety: Matthew Tkachuk was suspended for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Mark Lazerus: The Blackhawks put Tanner Kero on waivers.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Aaron Portzline: Defenseman Markus Nutivaara took part in a full practice today. If he’s cleared before tomorrow, he’ll be in the lineup against the Devils. Coach John Tortorella wouldn’t say who would come out of the lineup if ready.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: The Stars recalled goaltender Mike McKenna from the AHL.

On the Nashville Predators …

Thomas Willis: Forward Ryan Johansen was absent again from practice today. He remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

On the New York Islanders …

Wes Crosby: Both Johnny Boychuk and Alan Quine won’t be in the lineup tonight due to undisclosed injuries. Forward Casey Cizikas returns from his lower-body injury.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Elliotte Friedman: Penguins Greg McKegg clears waivers.

Katie Brown: The Penguins recalled defenseman Frank Corrado and put Justin Schultz on the IR.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: Jake Dotchin was practicing today wearing a regular jersey.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: The Capitals return Travis Boyd to the AHL.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: The Capitals put forward Tyler Graovac on waivers so they can activate Andre Burakovsky.

Forward lines at practice …

Justin Tasch: New York Rangers lines: Kreider-Desharnais-Buchnevich, Vesey-Hayes-Nash, Grabner-Miller-Zuccarello, Carey-Nieves-Fast.

Jeremy Rutherford: St. Louis Blues lines: Sobotka-Stastny-Tarasenko, Schwartz-Schenn-Steen, Paajarvi-Berglund-Jaskin, Upshall-Brodziak-Thorburn.

Tom Gulitti: Washington Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson, Vrana-Kuznetsov-Chiasson, Connolly-Eller-Burakovsky, Stepheson-Beagle-DSP.

Defensive pairings at practice …

Justin Tasch: New York Rangers lines: McDonagh-Holden, Skjei-Shattenkirk, Staal-Smith.

Caley Chelios: Tampa Bay Lightning pairings: Hedman – Sustr,  Sergachev – Stralman, Koekkoek – Girardi, Dotchin – McBain.

Ken Wiebe: Winnipeg Jets pairings: Morrissey-Trouba, Chiarot-Byfuglien, Kulikov-Myers.