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Afternoon Hits: Injury Updates, Line Combos and Starting Goalies

  • Chris Johnston: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos said that his leg felt “a lot better” today.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings put Johan Franzen on the IR after he experienced some concussion symptoms.
  • Bob Duff: The Red Wings activate Joakim Andersson from the IR.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders put Travis Hamonic on the IR and recall Matt Donovan.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers Vinny Lecavalier is back on the wing. Brayden Schenn is at center. Steve Downie skating with the third line. Michael Raffl moved down to the fourth line.
  • Dave Isaac: Flyers Zac Rinaldo is not wearing a no-contract jersey today. Anthony SanFilippo: Rinaldo is skating but did not take part in line rushes. He could still play though.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Mark Stone skated by himself yesterday. He’s progressing but not ready to practice with the team. Coach Paul MacLean is hopeful that Stone can return before the Olympic break.
  • Don Brennan: Senators defenseman Chris Phillips suffered a minor injury and will be kept out of the lineup tonight.
  • Kristen Odland: Flames Mike Cammalleri (concussion) skated this morning.
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty/Desharnais/Gallagher Eller/Plekanec/Gionta Leblanc/Brière/Bourque Moen/Bournival/Parros.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin Raymond-Holland-Bodie Ashton-McClement-Orr. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Gleason-Franson, Gardiner-Rielly.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Andersson-Abdelkader, Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco, Cleary-Helm-Alfredsson, Miller-Glendening-Eaves.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons, Jokinen-Malkin-Neal, Glass-Sutter-Megna, Pyatt-Adams-Engelland.
  • Allen Panzeri: Senators lines: Condra-Zibanejad- Conacher Michalek-The Franchise-Greening Ryan- Turris-MacArthur Smith-Da Costa-Neil.
  • Sam Carchidi: Steve Mason will start in net for the Flyers.
  • David Alter: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • Joe Yerdon: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
  • Don Brennan: Curtis McElhinney will start in get for the Blue Jackets.
  • Ken Wiebe: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
  • Katie Carrera: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.

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Afternoon Hits: Miller, Moulson, Stamkos, Zetterberg, Grabovski, JVR, Isles, Lines and Goalies

  • Jeremy Rutherford: Regarding Ryan Miller ... Rutherford thinks the Blues are interested, but no reason to believe something is imminent.
  • Josh Yohe: Sabres Matt Moulson: “People have been trading me since the day I showed up in Buffalo. It’s out of my control.”
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos had off-ice rehab today.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg tweaked his back and is day-to-day.
  • Adam Vingan: Capitals Brooks Laich gets a maintenance day. Mikhail Grabovski is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Sky Kerstein: Coach Adam Oates said that he expects Laich to play tomorrow and Grabovski to miss the game.
  • Brett Cyrgalis: The Islanders activate Lubomir Visnovksy and Evgeni Nabokov from the IR and return Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson to the AHL.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Trevor Smith and Dave Bolland both practiced today in no-contact jerseys.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs James van Riemsdyk left practice with an apparent injury. Seemed to tweak something in his leg. James Mirtle: Randy Carlyle said that Phil Kessel and van Riemsdyk have been nursing injuries injuries lately.
  • James Mirtle: Leafs Peter Holland hasn’t played much wing, but he’s willing to try. Leafs will have an extra center when Dave Bolland is able to return.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons Jokinen-Malkin-Neal Glass-Sutter-Megna Pyatt-Adams-Engelland (Ebbett-Kobasew)
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty Desharnais Gallagher, Eller Plekanec Gionta, Bourque Brière Prust, Moen Bournival Parros.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin; Roussel-Eakin-Garbutt; Whitney-Fiddler-Cole; Peverley-Horcoff-Chiasson. Defensive pairings: Goligoski-Daley; Benn-Dillon; Rome-Gonchar.
  • Michael Smith: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Hurricanes.
  • Josh Yohe: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
  • Wayne Scanlan: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.

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Morning Hits: Kings-Leafs trade, Waviers, Avs, Sabres, Kings, Leafs, Coyotes and Starting Goalies

  • John Hoven: The Kings trade Brandon Kozun to the Maple Leafs for Andrew Crescenzi.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers yesterday: Dustin Jeffrey (DAL) and David Leneveu (NYR). Mike Heika: If Jeffrey clears, the Stars could assign him to the AHL, but not call anyone up. They could go with 12 forwards until they need a call-up.
  • Mike Chambers: The Avalanche send Brad Malone to the AHL. Alex Tanguay ready to return.
  • John Vogl: The Sabres recall Phil Varone from the AHL.
  • LA Kings: The Kings recall Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Schultz from the AHL and assigned Tanner Pearson and Linden VeyJohn Hoven: If Toffoli misses two of their next eight games, he’ll be able to be returned to the AHL during the Olympic break.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”When players aren’t being used like Ashton right now on the 4th line or Holland before him, mgmt steps in and makes adjustments” … “”Not management overriding RC they just have a conversation saying if you’re not going to play them, they need to go somewhere else to develop.”
  • Sarah McLellan: The Coyotes have scored two goals or less in five of the past six games.
  • Andrew Gross: Henrik Lundqvist is the expected starter for the Rangers tonight against the Blues, and is expected to start both outdoor games.

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Morning Hits: Forensic Investigation, Bieksa, Katz, Starting Goalies and Recalls

  • Ken Warren: Bob McKenzie is saying that Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and GM Bryan Murray were in New York  to meet with the NHL about Melnyk’s forensic investigation on Erik Karlsson’s Achilles injury last season that was caused by a Matt Cooke hit.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Melnyk has been up front the entire time that he believes Cooke injured Karlsson intentionally and that he will prove it” …  ”I have no idea how Melnyk plans on doing so”
  • Michael Russo: Source saying that whatever happened in the meeting with the league, it will not affect Matt Cooke or the Wild.
  • Calgary Flames: Brian Burke: “I am perplexed by this fine. I stand behind Bob Hartley completely in this regard and remain confident that he acted properly in every aspect of this game.”
  • Mark Spector: Canucks Kevin Bieksa will not face supplementary discipline for his role in Saturday’s hallway incident between John Tortorella and the Flames.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Part of Oilers owner, Daryl Katz’s letter to fans:

    To Oilers Fans Everywhere:

    We all thought this was going to be the year the Oilers turned the corner. Obviously, that hasn’t happened, and it hurts. It’s frustrating – for all of us. For our fans, for our players and staff, and for everyone in our community who shares a common bond around a game, a team and a city that we love.

    I know this will almost certainly be the eighth consecutive year since we made the playoffs. I hate that fact as much as anyone, but the reality is that this is only year four of the rebuild that started when we drafted Taylor Hall. The good news, if you can call it that, is that other teams that committed to fundamental rebuilds went through the same kind of droughts over the same kind of time frames, or longer. That doesn’t make it fun for anyone; it just means we have to stay the course.

  • Rich Chere: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils against the Blues.
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Avs Semyon Varlamov will start tonight and on Friday. J.S. Giguere will start on Saturday.
  • Wayne scanlan: The Senators recall Stephane Da Costa from the AHL to replace the injured Mark Stone.
  • Renaud Lavoie: The Canadiens recall Louis Leblanc from the AHL.

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Afternoon Hits: Stajan, Waivers, Grubauer, Tarasenko, Hanzal, Dupuis, Mottau, Brunner and Line Combos

  • Elliotte Friedman: Matt Stajan is expected to sign a contract extension with the Flames soon.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Cam Janssen (NJ) and Steve Oleksy (WSH).
  • Chuck Gormley: The Capitals send goalie Philipp Grubauer to the AHL.
  • John Kelly: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko is questionable tonight with the flu.
  • George Richards: Panthers defenseman Mike Mottau is on the IR, which allows for Jesse Winchester to return to the lineup. Mottau has been out since December 3rd.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils Damien Brunner and Peter Harrold are practicing today. Rich Chere: Brunner said his knee injury was his MCL.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Boucher-Zubrus-Jagr; Zubrus-Elias-Brunner; Clowe-Henrique-Ryder; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Extras: Loktionov, Josefson.
  • Ansar Khan: Nyquist-Zetterbeg-Abdelkader, Jurco-Sheahan-Bertuzzi, Cleary-Glendening-Eaves. Samuelsson also skating. Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Joakim Andersson not practicing. Johan Franzen is skating but is not ready to return to the lineup.
  • John Vogl: Sabres lines: Moulson-Ennis-Stafford, Ott-Hodgson-Omark, Foligno-Flynn-Girgensons, Scott-Leino-Ellis. Buffalo Sabres: Defenseman at practice:  Ehrhoff, McBain, McNabb, Myers, Pysyk, Sulzer, Tallinder, Weber.
  • Roger Millions: Sharks lines: Pavelski thornton Burns-Nieto Marleau Wingels-Kearns Desjardins Kennedy- Sheppard McCarthy Hayes/Brown.
  • Mike Heika: Stars lines: Roussel-Seguin-Peverley, Benn-Eakin-Chiasson, Cole-Fiddler-Garbutt, Jeffrey-Horcoff-Whitney.
  • George Richards: Looking like it will be Scott Clemmensen against Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Injuries, IR, Recalls, Lines and Some Starting Goalies

  • Tim Wharnsby: The Coyotes put Rostislav Klesla on waivers.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Ales Hemsky has gone back to Edmonton to have his ankle further examined.
  • Yahoo Sports NHL: Steven Stamkos took the morning skate with Lightning teammates for the first time since breaking his shin on Nov. 11th.
  • Chris Nichols: The Jets put Evander Kane on the IR retroactive to Jan. 7th.
  • Allan Walsh: The Devils activate Patrick Elias from the IR.
  • NY Islanders: The Islanders activate Radek Martinek off the IR.
  • Dave Molinari: The Penguins send Simon Despres, Nick Drazenovic and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to the AHL.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Gerbe-J. Staal-Murphy, Skinner-Lindholm-Ruutu, Nash-Malhotra-Dvorak.
  • Roger Millions: Flames lines: Hudler Backlund Stempniak- Byron Monahan Colborne – Bouma Stajan Galiardi – Westgarth Street McGrattan.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers Steve Dowie will be a game-time decision.
  • Ian Mendes: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators. Chris Neil will be back in the lineup. Matt Kassian, Joe Corvo and Patrick Wiercioch will be scratched.

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Morning Hits: Wilson, Dumba, Eriksson, Brodeur and Elliott

  • Mike Chambers: The Avalanche send defenseman Ryan Wilson to the AHL on a 14-day conditioning stint.
  • Michael Russo: The Wild haven’t officially sent Matt Dumba back to Portland of the WHL just yet, but it’s sounding like it’s close. He hasn’t been assigned as the Wild want him to see their doctors regarding his injury/virus (weight loss).
  • Elliott Pap: The Canucks recall goaltender Joacim Eriksson.
  • Tom Gulitti: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against the Flyers.
  • Andy Strickland: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues. Jaroslav Halak is feeling better and will be their backup.

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Afternoon Hits: Weiss, Sabres Recalls, Harrison, Brewer, Lines and Starting Goalies

  • Detroit Red Wings: Red Wings Stephen Weiss had surgery on his sports hernia. Expected back after the Olympic break.
  • Buffalo Sabres: The Sabres have recalled defensman Mark Pysyk and forward Johan Larsson.
  • Rob Mixer: Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison is out tonight with an upper-body injury.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Eric Brewer (upper-body) is expected to miss tonight’s game.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi, Jurco-Sheahan-Alfredsson, Miller-Andersson-Tatar, Cleary-Glendening-Eaves.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Conner-Jokinen-Neal Zolnierczyk-Sutter-Vitale Adams-Sill-Kobasew.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks lines: Sharp-Toews-Hossa, Versteeg-Handzus-Kane, Bickell-Shaw-Saad, Bollig-Kruger-Smith.
  • Aaron Vickers: Flames lines: Cammalleri-Backlund-Byron, Galiardi-Stajan-Stempniak, Hudler-Colborne-DJones, Bouma-Monahan-McGrattan.
  • Rich Chere: Devils lines: Zubrus-Zajac-Jagr; Tedenby-Elias-Bernier; Clowe/Boucher-Henrique-Ryder; Josefson-Gionta-Janssen.
  • Sam Carchidi: Steve Mason will start in net for the Flyers. Andrej Meszaros will be in the lineup.
  • Steve Zipay: Looking like Cam Talbot will start in net for the Rangers.
  • Paul Hendrick: Jonathan Bernier probable starter for the Leafs.
  • Mark Herrmann: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
  • Rich Chere: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils.

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Morning Hits: Red Wings, Jaskin, Starting Goalies and a Blackhawks Christmas Video

  • Helene St. James: Gustav Nyquist is ready to return to the Red Wings lineup. Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm might be as well. They’ll have to decide today who will have to be returned to the AHL.
  • Brian Hamilton: Antti Raanta will start in net for the Blackhawks tonight. Corey Crawford is “not that far away” from returning.
  • Adrian Dater: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
  • James Emery: Reto Berra will start in net for the Flames.
  • Don Brennan: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
  • Blackhawks Christmas

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Morning Hits: NHL TV Deals $6.9 million, Waivers, DiPietro, Shattenkirk and Starting Goalies

Greg Wyshynski: The NHL has TV deals in Canada and U.S. totaling $6.9 billion. The NBA has a $7.9 million TV in the U.S. that will be up in a few years.

Darren Dreger: The Coyotes put Rostislav Klesla and the Penguins put Matt D’Agostini on waivers.

Steve Zipay: Rick DiPietro asked out of his tryout with the Hurricanes AHL team.

Tracey Myers: Antti Raanta will get his first NHL start tonight against the Flames.

Lou Korac: Jaroslav Halak will start in net tonight. Looks like Kevin Shattenkirk will be good to go.

Anthony Rieber: Henrik Lundqvist will start in tonight, Cam Talbot will start on Friday.

Brian Hedger: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Red Wings tonight.

Edmonton Oilers: Ilya Bryzgalov will make his first start for the Oilers on Thursday.

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Lines and Goalies: Flames, Leafs, Oilers, Lightning, Rangers, Devils, Panthers and Flyers

  • Roger Millions: Flames lines: Cammalleri Colborne Galiardi – jackman Monahan Hudler – Bouma Stajan D. Jones – Reinhart Backlund McGrattan
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: Lupul-JVR-Kessel Raymond-Kadri-Clarkson Bodie-McClement-Kulemin McLaren-Smithson-Orr Ashton. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf Fraser-Ranger Gardiner-Franson Rielly-Liles
  • Bob Stauffer: Oilers lines: Hemsky-RNH-Eberle, Hall-Gagner-Yakupov, Omark-Gordon-Arcobello, Jones-Smyth-Gazdic.
  • Calgary Flames: Reto Berra will start in net for the Flames tonight.
  • Lance Hornby: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils tonight. Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils tomorrow.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers tonight.

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Morning Hits: Scoring Goalies, Sedin’s, Jones, Nikitin, Crawford and Elliott

  • Yahoo Sports NHL: NHL goalie to score: B. Smith, NYI, 1979 R. Hextall, PHI, 1987 C. Osgood, DET, 1996 D. Rhodes, OTT, 1999 M. Brodeur, NJ, 2000 Theodore, MTL ’01 Nabokov, SJ ’02 Noronen, BUF ’04 Mason, NSH ’06 Ward, CAR ’11 Brodeur, NJ ’13 Smith, PHX ’13.
  • Elliotte Friedman: The Daniel and Henrik Sedin’s contracts are $7 million each season. They have no bonuses and a full no-movement clause.
  • Yahoo Sports NHL: Predators Seth Jones averaged 25:08 of ice time in October. Almost four minutes per game more than the next rookie.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren spoke with the team during the second intermission, with Claude Giroux saying,  “it stays in the room.”
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is likely getting back into the lineup. No decision on who is starting in goal yet.

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