NHL News: Coyotes, Canes, Flames, Jackets, Stars, Isles, Sens, Leafs, Caps, Lines...

NHL News: Coyotes, Canes, Flames, Jackets, Stars, Isles, Sens, Leafs, Caps, Lines and Pairings

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The New York Islanders sign Scott Mayfield to a five-year extension.
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Coach Rick Tocchet said that defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson and forward Brad Richardson won’t be in the lineup tonight. Both are close to being able to return to the lineup.

Pat Steinberg: The Coyotes claim forward Freddie Hamilton off waivers from the Flames.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Michael Smith: Coach Bill Peters said that forward Jordan Staal will likely play tonight.

On the Calgary Flames …

Pat Steinberg: Forward Jaromir Jagr is out tonight. Coach Glen Gulutzan said that they will likely have an update tomorrow.

Roger Millions: Coach Gulutzan said Curtis Lazar should be in the lineup tonight. is wondering if the Jagr “experiment” could come to end soon.

Roger Millions: Marek Hrivik has been recalled by the Flames.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Blue Jackets PR: The Blue Jackets have recalled forward Zac Dalpe.

On the Dallas Stars …

Sean Shapiro: Defenseman Marc Methot and forward Martin Hanzal will both return to the lineup tonight.

Sean Shapiro: Remi Elie is out tonight with an illness.

On the New York Islanders …

Arthur Staple: The Islanders have signed defenseman Scott Mayfield to a five-year contract extension with a salary cap hit of $1.45 million.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Ken Warren: Forward Zack Smith is no longer wearing a no-contact jersey at practice today.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Lance Hornby: Defenseman Nikita Zaitsev still has a boot on his foot and using crutches. Coach Mike Babcock said they hope to be able to get Zaitsev back after January 16th.

Kristen Shilton: Goaltender Frederik Andersen has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishing.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: Coach Barry Trotz said that defenseman Matt Niskanen is getting closer to returning. He’s still day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Saturday’s practice may determine if he’ll be able to go on Sunday.

Forward lines at practice …

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

Mike Heika: Dallas Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Radulov, Janmark-Spezza-Shore, Roussel-Faksa-Pitlick, Dickinson-Hanzal-Ritchie.

Brent Wallace: Ottawa Senators lines: Dzingel-Brassard-Stone, Hoffman-Dzingel-Ryan, Pyatt-Thompson-Smith, Dumont-Pageau-Burrows.

Sam Werner: Pittsburgh Penguins lines: Simon-Crosby-Sheary, Hornqvist-Malkin-Kessel, Hagelin-Guentzel-Sprong, Kuhnhackl-Sheahan-Reaves.

Defensive pairings at practice …

Mike Harrington: Buffalo Sabres pairings: Scandella-Ristolainen, McCabe-Bogosian, Beaulieu-Falk. Gorges and Wilson extra.

Mike Heika: Dallas Stars pairings: Lindell-Klingberg, Hamhuis-Pateryn, Methot-Johns.

Sam Werner: Pittsburgh Penguins pairings: Hunwick-Letang, Maatta-Oleksiak, Cole-Schultz.