NHL News: Ducks, Sabres, Avs, Jackets, Rangers, Flyers, Jets, Lines and Pairings

NHL News: Ducks, Sabres, Avs, Jackets, Rangers, Flyers, Jets, Lines and Pairings

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nseman Dustin Byfuglien is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Anaheim Ducks: Forward Ryan Getzlaf confirms that he will return to the lineup tonight.

Pierre LeBrun: Jared Boll cleared waivers.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Sabres PR: Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu is still day-to-day with an illness.

Joe Yerdon: Both Jacob Josefson and Beaulieu were on the ice skating today.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Mike Chambers: Forward Nail Yakupov wasn’t on the ice this morning because he was sick.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Steve Gorten: Defenseman Ryan Murray (upper-body) wasn’t on the ice today. Tyler Motte has a hand/wrist injury but was practicing.

On the New York Rangers …

Steve Zipay: Coach Alain Vigneault said yesterday that Mika Zibanejad (concussion) won’t play tonight.

Brett Cyrgalis: Zibanejad said “maybe shouldn’t have played Sunday,” that he may have convinced himself he felt better than he actually did.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Dave Isaac: Forward Jori Lehtera was sick today and didn’t practice.

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Brian Munz: Coach Paul Maurice said that defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is week-to-week with a lower-body injury. Forward Blake Wheeler didn’t skate this morning but will be in the lineup tonight.

Scott Billeck: The Jets have activated goaltender Steve Mason off the IR and returned goaltender Eric Comrie back to the AHL.

Forward lines at practice …

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

Thomas Willis: Nashville Predators lines: Bonino-Johansen (IR)-Arvidsson, Fiala-Turris-Smith, Forsberg-Jarnkrok-Aberg, Hartnell (IR)-Sissons-Watson, McLeod-Gaudreau-Salomaki.

Jason Mackey: Pittsburgh Penguins lines: Guentzel-Crosby-Sheary, Rust-Malkin-Kessel, Simon-Sheahan-Hornqvist, Hagelin-Rowney-Reaves.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals lines (no practice but should look like): Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson, Vrana-Kuznetsov-Chiasson, Connolly-Eller-Burakovsky, Stephenson-Beagle-DSP.

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

Defensive pairings at practice … 

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

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals pairings (no practice but should look like): Orpik-Carlson, Orlov-Niskanen, Djoos-Bowey.

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