Eastern Conference News: Sabres, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Panthers, Rangers, and Lightning

Eastern Conference News: Sabres, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Panthers, Rangers, and Lightning

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On the Buffalo Sabres …

John Vogl: The Sabres have listed goaltender Robin Lehner as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

John Vogl: The Sabres recalled defenseman Brendan Guhle and goaltender Linus Ullmark.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Carolina Hurricanes: The Hurricanes have activated Lee Stempniak from the IR and reassigned Lucas Wallmark.

Chip Alexander: Coach Bill Peters said that he got “mixed reviews” on Sebastian Aho after practice yesterday. Aho will skate again today and then they will make a decision on his status.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Steve Gorten: Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard on his $5,000 fine for slashing: “It is what it is. I wasn’t trying to hit his hand. It was a pretty big chop, looking at it after, but I try to play between the whistle. I thought he was going to make a move on Bob and I reacted quick and got his hand.”

On the Florida Panthers …

Harvey Fialkov: Coach Bob Boughner said the earliest goaltender Roberto Luongo would return to the lineup is the start of February. Luongo had a setback recently and has some soreness.

On the New York Rangers …

Steve Zipay: The Rangers reassigned Vinni Lettieri to the AHL. They might recall him, or someone else, for their practice on Friday.

Brett Cyrgalis: Forward Kevin Hayes will be re-evaluated today according to coach Alain Vigneault.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: Defenseman Dan Girardi is listed as day-to-day. All tests that he took came back negative.