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NHL News: Ducks, Bruins, Avs, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Capitals

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The Sharks can delay Joe Thornton's return. Does Cory Perry's interference hit warrant a look from the DoPS?
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Dennis Bernstein: Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on Corey Perry‘s penalty: “It would have been better served to be less violent”

On the Boston Bruins …

John Shannon: “While there have been internal discussions, and some with Bruins’ management, NHL has not yet talked to Brad Marchand concerning his “nuzzling” of Leo Komarov. Lots of opinions on the issue. Unsportsmanlike? Humorous? Mind Games? Maybe. But certainly classic Marchand.”

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Adrian Dater: Coach Jared Bednar said that defenseman Sam Girard is day-to-day.

Adrian Dater: Girard has a lower-body injury.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Tom Gulitti of NHL.com: Forward Alexander Wennberg won’t play in Game 2 tonight. Coach John Tortorella said that Wennberg is day-to-day. He took a big hit from Tom Wilson in Game 1 on Thursday.

Sonny Milano will draw in on the third line with Brandon Dubinsky and Josh Anderson. Nick Foligno will center Boone Jenner and Thomas Vanek.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Edmonton Oilers: Forward Ty Rattie signed a one-year deal after recording nine points in 14 games.

Elliotte Friedman: Rattie will get $800,000

On the San Jose Sharks …

John Shannon: With another Sharks win, they can delay Joe Thornton‘s return as they don’t need to change their lineup.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Chris Johnston: Forward Leo Komarov left last night’s game early with a lower-body injury.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tom Gulitti: Forward T.J. Oshie didn’t practice yesterday. He’s been dealing with a lower-body injury that caused him to miss a couple games at the end of the season.

Tarik El-Bashir: Forward Jay Beagle (upper-body) practiced yesterday in a regular jersey which could be good news for the Capitals.