NHL News: Ducks, Coyotes, Sabres, Panthers, Knights, Capitals, Lines and Pairings

NHL News: Ducks, Coyotes, Sabres, Panthers, Knights, Capitals, Lines and Pairings

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On the Anaheim Ducks …

Eric Stephens: Looking like forward Rickard Rakell (upper-body) could be back in the lineup after missing their past five games.

On the Arizona Coyotes …

Arizona Coyotes: The Coyotes assigned Marek Langhamer to Tucson of the AHL.

Craig Morgan: Langhamer assignment likely means that Antti Raanta is ready to return.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Sabres Press PR: The Sabres assigned/loaned forward Matt Moulson to the Ontario Reign of the AHL.

”Matt has been a true professional, especially during this difficult decision,” Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill said. “Matt has previously spent time within the Kings organization early in his career, and we felt this would be the best opportunity for him. From an organizational standpoint, we felt that with our young forwards in place in Rochester, we did not want to take away from their development and ice time by adding another veteran player at this time.”

Mike Harrington: Matt Molson’s wife’s sister is married to Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.

On the Florida Panthers …

Darren Dreger: Goaltender Roberto Luongo was to have an MRI today on what is believed to be his injured groin.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Jesse Granger: Coach Gerard Gallant said the David Perron was getting checked out by doctors today and could be in the lineup tonight.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: Chandler Stephenson (upper-body) injury was on the ice for practice today.

Forward lines at practice …

Mike Harrington: Buffalo Sabres lines: Kane-Eichel-Pominville, Pouliot-ROR-Fasching, Wilson-Erod-Okposo, Nolan-Larsson-Reinhart.

Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes lines: Aho-Staal-Teravainen, McGinn-Rask-Williams, Skinner-Ryan-Lindholm, Nordstrom-Kruger-Jooris.

Chris Boden: Chicago Blackhawks lines: Hartman-Toews-Hayden, Saad-Anisimov-Kane, Bouma-Schmaltz-DeBrincat, Sharp-Wingels-Panik.

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

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

Ken Wiebe: Winnipeg Jets lines: Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler, Ehlers-Little-Laine, Copp-Lowry-Tanev, Perreault-Hendricks-Armia

Defensive pairings at practice …

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

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

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

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