NHL News: Flames, Kings, Canadiens, Senators, Lightning, Capitals, Lines and Pairings

NHL News: Flames, Kings, Canadiens, Senators, Lightning, Capitals, Lines and Pairings

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Marian Gaborik could return to the LA Kings lineup tonight
On the Calgary Flames …

Wes Gilbertson: Flames GM on Eddie Lack being sent to the AHL: “He needs to get some games in. He’d be the first one to tell you, and it’s probably not completely fair with the amount of time he’s gotten so far, but he looks like he needs a reset and that’s what this is all about.”

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Jon Rosen: Coach John Stevens said he’ll speak with trainers before deciding if Marion Gaborik will get back into the lineup tonight. Thinking that Gaborik expects to play and there is a good chance he’s in.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Montreal Canadiens: The Canadiens send goaltender Charlie Lindgren to Laval of the AHL.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Belleville Senators: The Belleville Senators (AHL) signed forward Chris Kelly to a PTO.

Bruce Garrioch: Kelly went to the Edmonton Oilers training camp and had been skating with the Senators lately.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Ken Warren: Chris DiDomenico after the Lightning claimed him off waivers:  “To be honest, I really didn’t think it was going to happen. It happened right at the last minute.”

Ken Warren: DiDomenico continues: “I’m excited, it shows another team is interested me, but it also sucks to be leaving Ottawa, that gave me another chance to play in the NHL and I give them all the thanks in the world for that.”

Joe Smith: The Lightning recalled Cory Conacher as insurance with a couple players dealing with minor issues and back-to-back games this weekend.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: The Capitals recalled forward Tyler Graovac, who had been in the AHL on a long-term conditioning stint.

Forward lines at practice …

Joe Yerdon: Buffalo Sabres lines: Kane-Eichel-Pominville, Pouliot-O’Reilly-Reinhart, Girgensons-Larsson-Criscuolo, Nolan-Josefson-Okposo.

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

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

Andrew Gross: New Jersey Devils lines: Hall-Hischier-Bratt, Henrique-Zajac-Stafford, Zacha-Boyle-Wood, Gibbons-Coleman-Noesen.

Mark Masters: Toronto Maple Leafs lines: Hyman-Matthews-Marner, Komarov-Kadri-Soshnikov, Leivo-Marleau-Brown, JvR-Bozak-Nylander.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson, Vrana-Kuznetsov-Oshie, Connolly-Eller-DSP, Stephenson-Beagle-Chiasson.

Defensive pairings at practice …

Joe Yerdon: Buffalo Sabres pairings: Scandella-Ristolainen, McCabe-Antipin, Beaulieu-Falk, Gorges mixing in.

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

Mark Lazerus: Chicago Blackhawks pairings: Keith-Franson, Murphy-Seabrook, Forsling-Rutta.

Andrew Gross: New Jersey Devils pairings: Greene-Santini, Moore-Severson, Butcher-Lovejoy.

Mark Masters: Toronto Maple Leafs pairings: Rielly-Hainsey, Gardiner-Zaitsev, Borgman-Carrick.

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