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The NY Rangers put Brendan Smith on waivers
On the Buffalo Sabres …

John Vogl: Defenseman Jake McCabe will be out a month after having surgery on his thumb.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Michael Smith: The Hurricanes put Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris on waivers.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Steve Gorten: Defenseman Ryan Murray practiced with the team yesterday.

On the Dallas Stars …

Sean Shapiro: Defenseman Julius Honka left last night’s game early with an upper-body injury.

On the Florida Panthers …

Matthew DeFranks: Coach Bob Boughner said that Roberto Luongo could practice through Tuesday and he could potentially start in Vancouver on Wednesday.

On the Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils …

Cap Friendly: The Wild trade forward Christoph Bertschy and Mario Lucia to the Devils for defenseman Viktor Loov.

On the New Jersey Devils …

New Jersey Devils: The Devils recalled Jimmy Hayes from his conditioning loan.

On the New York Rangers …

New York Rangers: The Rangers have recalled defenseman Neal Pionk.

Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: The Rangers put defenseman Brendan Smith on waivers. The 29-year old is in the first-year of a four-year, $17.4 million deal. He’ll be assigned to the AHL if he’s not claimed.

Larry Brooks: If Smith clears waivers and is assigned to the AHL, the Rangers would save a pro-rated $1.025 million in cap space.

On the Ottawa Senators …

NHLPA: Forward Alex Burrows won’t appeal his 10-game suspension and he issued a statement:

“I have received the NHL department o player safety’s decision, following the incident I was involved in during Tuesday night’s game.

The situation was one in which I recognized I let my emotions get the better of me, and it was a relief to see that Taylor Hall was not injured.

I have decided to accept the NHL’s decision, and will not be appealing it.

I will have no further comment regarding this matter.”

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Pittsburgh Penguins: Forward Conor Sheary said that he “felt good” after being on the ice yesterday. He switched from a no-contact jersey to a contact jersey: “I think Doc wanted me to do the first couple drills non-contact.”

On the St. Louis Blues …

St. Louis Blues: Defenseman Joel Edmundson left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Vancouver Canucks: Forward Markus Granlund returned to Vancouver with an ankle injury according to coach Travis Green.

Rick Dhaliwal: Hearing the Brendan Gaunce has a fracture in his foot and is returning to Vancouver.

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Paul Friesen: Goaltender Michael Hutchinson took a shot to the head during Tuesday’s pre-game skate and is now out with a concussion.