NHL News: Coyotes, Wild, Lightning, Maple Leafs, Canucks, Capitals, Lines and Pairings

NHL News: Coyotes, Wild, Lightning, Maple Leafs, Canucks, Capitals, Lines and Pairings

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Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri set to return tonight.
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Emerson Etem told the Coyotes that he no longer wants to play in the AHL and is looking for other options. The Coyotes have terminated Etem’s contract.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Minnesota Wild: The Wild have activated forward Zach Parise from the IR and reassigned forward Zack Mitchell.

Jameson Olive: Parise: “I’m really excited to play. I’ve had a really good last couple days of practice. I’m looking forward to it. It’s some nerves and first-game-of-the-year jitters. I think I’m ready.”

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Caley Chelios: Forward Ryan Callahan was wearing a regular jersey at practice.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Leafs PR: The Maple Leafs have recalled forward Frederik Gauthier and reassigned goaltender Calvin Pickard.

Kristen Shilton: Forward Nazem Kadri said he’s ready to return to the lineup. Kadri said he didn’t have any concussion symptoms but had neck soreness that made him feel off.

Lance Hornby: Kadri said that he went through concussion protocol but the injury was more whiplash/neck related.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Vancouver Canucks: Defenseman Chris Tanev said that he will return to the lineup tonight.

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle KhurshudyanNicklas Backstrom is a game-time decision.

Forward lines at practice …

Boston Bruins: Boston Bruins lines: Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak, DeBrusk – Krejci – Spooner, Heinen – Nash – Backes, Schaller – Kuraly – Acciari.

Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes lines: Aho-Staal-Teravainen, McGinn-Ryan-Lindholm, Skinner-Wallmark-Di Giuseppe, Nordstrom-Rask-Williams.

Scott Powers: Chicago Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Hinostroza, Hartman-Schmaltz-Kane, Sharp-Kampf-DeBrincat, Bouma-Wingels-Hayden.

Mark Stepneski: Dallas Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Shore, Janmark-Spezza-Radulov, Roussel-Faksa-Pitlick, Smith-Dickinson-Ritchie.

Matt Calamia: New York Rangers lines: Grabner – Hayes – Nash, Miller – Zibanejad- Zuccarello, Vesey – Desharnais – Buchnevich, Carey – Nieves – Fast.

Amanda Stein: New Jersey Devils lines: Hall-Hischier-Bratt Johansson-Zajac-Palmieri Wood-Zacha-Noesen Coleman-Boyle-Gibbons

TSN 1200: Ottawa Senators lines: Dzingel-Brassard-Stone, Hoffman-Duchene-Ryan, Pyatt-Chlapik-Pageau, Dumont-Thompson-Burrows.

Josh Getzoff: Pittsburgh Penguins lines: Sheary-Crosby-Hornqvist, Hagelin-Malkin-Kessel, Guentzel-Sheahan-Sprong, Kuhnhackl-Rowney-Reaves.

Joe Smith: Tampa Bay Lightning lines: Namestnikov-Stamkos-Kucherov, Palat-Point-Johnson, Conacher-Gourde-Killorn, Kunitz-Paquette-Brown (Callahan).

Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs lines: Hyman-Matthews-Nylander, Marleau-Kadri-Komarov, van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Marner, Martin-Gauthier-Brown, Leivo, Moore.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Stephenson-DSP, Vrana-Kuznetsov-Oshie, Connolly-Eller-Wilson, Burakovsky-Beagle-Chiasson. Niklas Backstrom is a game-time decision.

Defensive pairings at practice …

Boston Bruins: Boston Bruins pairings: Chara – McAvoy, Krug – Carlo, Grzelcyk – Miller.

Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes pairings: Slavin-Pesce, Fleury-Faulk, Hanifin-van Riemsdyk.

Mark Stepneski: Dallas Stars pairings: Lindell-Klingberg, Hamhuis-Pateryn, Methot-Johns.

Amanda Stein: New Jersey Devils pairings: Greene-Santini Moore-Vatanen Butcher-Lovejoy

TSN 1200: Ottawa Senators pairings: Oduya-Karlsson, Phaneuf-Ceci, Claesson-Chabot, Harpur the extra.

Josh Getzoff: Pittsburgh Penguins pairings: Cole-Schultz, Dumoulin-Letang, Maatta-Oleksiak, Hunwick-Corrado.

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

Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs pairings: Rielly-Hainsey Gardiner-Carrick Borgman-Polak Marincin

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals pairings: Djoos-Carlson, Orpik-Bowey, Orlov-Chorney.