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NHL Trades: Fasth to Oilers, Penner to Caps, Robidas to Ducks, Bryzgalov to Wild, Mullen to Sens, Costello to Canucks

  • Darren Dreger: The Ducks trade Viktor Fasth to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2014 5th round pick and a 2015 3rd round pick.
  • Nick Kypreos: The Ducks trade Dustin Penner to the Washington Capital for a 2014 4th round pick.
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks trade Washington’s 4th round pick (acquired in Penner trade) to the Stars for defenseman Stephane Robidas. Craig Custance: The 4th round pick is conditional, could become a 3rd.
  • Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers trade Ilya Bryzgalov to the Wild for a 2014 4th round pick.
  • Darren Dreger: The Canucks trade Patrick Mullen to the Senators for Jeff Costello.

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Evening Rumors: Penguins, Red Wings, Blackhawks, Leafs, Senators, Rangers, Jets and Flyers

  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Ryan Kesler remains the Penguins top target. The Penguins are feeling that the Flyers and Blackhawks are gaining interest in Kesler as well. If the Canucks don’t move Kesler at the deadline, the Penguins could still circle back in the offseason. GM Ray Shero wants to make a hockey deal to address their third line scoring and toughness. Shero has ownership’s backing to go all-in for Kesler because he has two remaining years on his contract. The Penguins want to keep Derrick Pouliot and Scott Harrington and give up draft picks instead. That could obviously change. A deal could also expand to include more players.

    The Penguins are also watching the Matt Moulson situation and could fall back to it if they feel they are going to lose out on Kesler, or if the Canucks plan to keep him. The Penguins won’t overpay for a rental.

    The Penguins are interested in Andrew MacDonald. Upgrading their blueline is their second priority after Kesler. The Pens maybe okay with adding a rental on the blueline.

    The Penguins have sent pro scout Don Waddell to watch the past couple NJ Devils games. The Devils have three pending free agents on the blueline: Marek Zidlicky, Mark Fayne and Eric Gelinas (RFA)

  • Mark Spector of SportNet: The Red Wings like Canucks Alex Edler and plenty of teams like Ryan Kesler. The Penguins are the front-runner for Kesler. The Blackhawks may have trouble fitting Kesler’s cap hit in. The Leafs giving up Nazam Kadri or a first to acquire Kesler in a Stanley Cup hope would be foolish.

    The Senators are still talking about adding Chris Stewart.The Rangers could be interested in Ales Hemsky for a third round pick. The Oilers don’t have a second or third round pick in this year’s draft. They will be looking for second round pick for Hemsky. Nick Schultz, Ryan Smyth and Ilya Bryzgalov could be dealt for picks.

    The Jets are looking for a winger, which could then allow them to move Dustin Byfuglien back to the blueline. It would have to be a money in, money out deal. The Jets could decide to shop Byfuglien. The Flyers would be one of many teams that would be interested.

    The Flyers are interested in Andrew MacDonald.

    The Flames will trade Mike Cammalleri.

    The LA Kings and Matt Moulson remain linked to each other.

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Afternoon Rumors I: Spezza, Stars, Hawks, Wings, Sens, Bruins, Wild, Goalies and Top 10 Rentals

  • TSN: Sources telling Darren Dreger that the Senators are ‘quietly gauging interest’ in Jason Spezza. Spezza has a no-trade clause. Spezza has one-year left on his deal and carries a $7 million salary cap hit. He has a salary of $4 million next season.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Stars won’t be looking at rentals, looking for hockey deals.

    “Correct, we’re not going to be in the rental market,” Stars GM Jim Nill told ESPN.com Monday. “But if there’s a hockey deal that makes sense, we’ll look at it.”

    “We’re open for business, I’m always looking at things, but I’m not rushing to do something just to move a body to get a pick,” said Nill.

    LeBrun thinks the Blackhawks will stand pat. Can always change quickly though.

    The Red Wings are among the teams interested in Christian Ehrhoff. He’s a $4 million salary cap hit, but is only owed $17 million over the next seven seasons.

    Nothing new to report on Chris Phillips one-year offer from the Senators. He’s believed to be looking for a two-year extension. The Bruins could be interested, but it’s not known if the Senators would want to trade him to a division rival.

    The Bruins are among the teams interested in Andrew MacDonald.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Wild seem like a fit for Martin Brodeur. Darcy Kuemper has looked really good, but what if he falters or gets hurt? Niklas Backstrom has battled injuries all season and Josh Harding has his MS flare ups. They looked at Ryan Miller before he was dealt. Jaroslav Halak could be an option. Two questions are: Does Lamoriello want to trade Marty and will the Wild give the Devils what they would want for Marty? Viktor Fasth could be available. Same with Tim Thomas, Justin Peters and Ilya Bryzgalov.
  • Pat Pickens of SportsNet: Top 10 rental players: 1. Thomas Vanek 2. Jaromir Jagr 3. Ryan Callahan 4. Andrew MacDonald 5. Brad Boyes 6. David Legwand 7. Matt Moulson 8. Ales Hemsky 9. Chris Phillips 10. Mike Cammalleri

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Afternoon Rumors II: Wild, Hurricanes, Oilers, Islanders, Sabres, Senators, Devils and Scouting Kings-Canes

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Sabres GM Tim Murray is now trying to trade Jaroslav Halak to the Wild. Some in the Wild organization wonder if Halak’s success had a lot to do with their system. If the price is right, they could make the move. The Wild have talked to the Hurricanes about Cam Ward, but his contract could be an issue. The Oilers have offered Ilya Bryzgalov to the Wild. Panthers Tim Thomas and Hurricanes Anton Khudobin could also be available. The Wild could look at Thomas Vanek this summer, but unless the price comes down by the deadline, unlikely to get the Wild’s interest. They haven’t called the Blue Jackets about Marian Gaborik. The Wild could use a scorer, defenseman and some goalie insurance.
  • John Vogl: Newly acquired Chris Stewart and Jaroslav Halak are aware that they may not be in Buffalo for that long. Chris Stewart is expected to play on Monday, Jaroslav Halak is not.
  • The Fourth Period: The Senators could look at trade pending UFA Chris Phillips, Joe Corvo and Milan Michalek. The Senators are trying to sign Phillips to a one-year contract extension. The Bruins are interested in Phillips. The Ducks, Kings and Avalanche could also be interested in Phillips.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Though it change, Senators GM Bryan Murray has stated he’s not that interested in rental players.
  • Rich Chere: “Brodeur said he doesn’t know if he’ll be traded. He said he would not have to be a starter to waive hi no-trade, just play more often. Brodeur said he may want to play next season so he needs to play more often this year than he is right now.”
  • Renaud Lavoie: Devils Jaromir Jagr said that he might go home if he is traded. He’s received all of his contract bonuses for the year. Randy Miller:  Jagr hopes he’s not traded: “I’m not going anywhere.”
  • Frozen Royalty: Non-regulars scouting the Kings – Hurricanes game yesterday: Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Lightning, Penguins, Oilers and Hurricanes.

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Afternoon Rumors: Red Wings, Canucks, Kesler, Blues, Bruins, Phillips, Flyers and Oilers

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Red Wings GM Ken Holland.

“The phone lines seem to be heating up,” Holland told ESPN.com Thursday. “We would prefer to do a hockey deal — meaning a player that’s on our roster going forward [past this season].

“Unfortunately, we’re on the bubble. It’s hard to risk that if we miss the playoffs, to trade a high draft pick or a real top prospect for not even a playoff run. At the same time, we feel that the kids that we’ve got — Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco — they have really made a positive impact on our hockey team. Looks like they’re going to be around here for a while and they should be getting better.”

So you can likely rule out Thomas Vanek and Matt Moulson. They could look at low cost rental defenseman. LeBrun thinks the Ryan Kesler is the type of player that might interest the Red Wings.

Bottom line on Canucks Ryan Kesler.

•  A number of NHL teams have gotten calls from the Canucks on Kesler and vice versa.
•  The price is “significantly high,” says one Western Conference source. Says a different source, “Really high. And I guess I can’t blame them.”
•  The Canucks have made it clear to other teams that they don’t feel the need to move him before Wednesday’s deadline, that they’re more than happy to pick this up again in June if their price isn’t met. Or not move him at all if their price isn’t met.
•  Kesler is signed for two more seasons, which means if you’re trading for him now, you’ve got three more playoffs out of the gritty, two-way star. And at $5 million a year, he’s below market value.

Blues GM Doug Armstrong.

“We’re not at the area where the window is closing,” he said. “You also have to look at the dynamics of your team. A team like Boston or a team like Pittsburgh, they’ve been cap players for at least a half-decade. We’re a cap team this year, but we’re a team that has to manage our resources differently than the top-spending teams on a year-to-year basis. We’re not a heavily free-agent-based team. It’s my belief that we have to make sure we’re maintaining some view of the future, as well.”

“I’m not saying we won’t do it, but we have to be careful,” said Armstrong. “We’re a team that wants to win, but we still have to understand that our winning comes through drafting and developing.”

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli

“I’d like to get a defenseman,” Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told ESPN.com Thursday. “If we don’t get one, I’m fine with that, too.”

“But having said that, the way the market has been so far, I don’t want to force a square peg into a round hole,” Chiarelli said.

LeBrun mentions to keep an eye on Senators defenseman Chris Phillips and the Bruins.

Darren DregerChris Phillips contract talks are expected to resume today. A trade is still an option with the Bruins among the teams that are thought to be interested.

Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren will have a decision to make on whether to trade Andrej Meszaros or not. He is a pending UFA, but he does have them depth on the blueline. When asked if he wanted to stay in Philly.

“I love Philadelphia, and I love everything here. It’s my last year of my contract, obviously, and whatever will happen will happen.”

The Flyers would likely get a third round pick or a prospect for him. He carries a $4 million salary cap hit.

Tim Wharnsby of CBC: The Oilers would like replace the second and third round picks they sent out to acquire David Perron and Ben Scrivens. The Oilers have nine pending UFAs and Sam Gagner to use as trade bait. They have held preliminary talks with defenseman Justin Schultz. Andrew Ference has a no-movement clause. Pending UFAs: Anton Belov, Ilya Bryzgalov, Mark Fraser, Ales Hemsky, Ryan Jones, Corey Potter, Nick Schultz, Ben Scrivens and Ryan Smyth.

Ian Mendes: “If Martin St. Louis is asking for a trade and is only willing to go to NYR, is that any different than what Dany Heatley did in Ottawa?”

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Morning Rumors: Byfuglien, Penguins, Girardi, Oilers, Barrie, Kings, Kadri and Sabres

  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Lawless thinks the Jets need to trade Dustin Byfuglien and get the most they can for him, whether it be at the deadline or in the summer. He would be a fit for a team looking for a power play specialist, an offensive-minded defenseman to play limited minutes. He’s not a 25-plus minute guy. Return for Byfuglien may be a first round pick and top prospect. Maybe a roster player, second or third pairing defenseman and a third rounder? A top six forward and late pick?
  • Renaud Lavoie: The Penguins are looking to replace Pascal Dupuis through a trade. They plan to see what is out there, and then make a move after the Olympics.
  • Mark Spector: Spector notes that Rangers Dan Girardi is a good defenseman, but why would the Rangers trade him. No chance that they get two top prospects for him. Jimmy Murphy: Murphy responds to Spector that the sad thing is, they might. They won’t get it from the Bruins as (a) Chiarelli is smart and (b) the Bruins don’t have that.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont: Dupont thinks the Rangers will get more Girardi close to the trade deadline.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: (mailbag) The Oilers have UFAs in Ales Hemsky, Nick Schultz and Ryan Jones. Draft picks are the usual compensation for rentals, but the Oilers need prospects over picks. Matheson thinks they will listen to offers for both Devan Dubnyk and Ilya Bryzgalov at the deadline.
  • Adrian Dater: Dater thinks that Avs defenseman Tyson Barrie will get traded.
  • The Fourth Period: The Kings are looking for a scoring left winger for their top two lines. After the Carcillo trade, they have about $1.7 million in cap space. Trade chips could include: Kyle Clifford, Matt Frattin, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, draft picks and prospects.
  • Howard Berger on Berger Bytes: The Maple Leafs may have to decide whether it will be Nazem Kadri or Randy Carlyle by the March 5th trade deadline. If they are to continue to develop Kadri, they’ll have to find a new coach. If Carlyle is to stay, Kadri is likely gone.

    “[Kadri] seems to be in a bit of a funk,” offered Carlyle in a early bid for personal understatement-of-the-year. “He seems to be standing still in a lot of situations. He’s falling down a lot… I’ve never seem him fall down on the ice when he’s got 100 per cent possession of the puck. [On Saturday], at the blue line, he finds a way to fall down. He’s surprised and we’re surprised that those types of things are happening to him.

    “Our advice to him is to commit to the time off the ice [workouts in the gym], and when you’re on the ice, you work extremely hard and then you do extra… and that’s what he’s doing now. It’s the same for any pro. When things aren’t going well for yourself, you have to be selfish, take a look in the mirror and say, ‘I’ve got to work my way out of this.’ The old adage is put your nose to the grindstone and work your way through it.”

    A Kadri for Nail Yakupov trade makes sense skill wise, but Yakupov would drive Carlyle nuts. A Kadri for Sam Gagner trade makes some sense. Gagner has two years left at a $4.8 million cap hit. The Leafs would likely have to make another move to make it work.

  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs defenseman Tim Gleason said that they had a handful of teams to think about waiving his no-trade clause for.
  • Nick Kypreos: Senators assistant GM Tim Murray’s name won’t disappear with regards to the Sabres GM position. Bruce Garrioch: Murray’s name may emerge as the top candidate for the Sabres GM position. Hope Smoke: SportsNets Doug MacLean said that Murray will be the Sabres next GM. MacLean added that they haven’t named him yet as Murray was in Sweden for the World Junior Championship and hasn’t been able to get to Buffalo yet. Bob McKenzie: Murray appears to be the frontrunner and has had a second interview. Nobody has been told that they are out: Benning, Treliving and Futa.

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Afternoon Notes, Lines and Starting Goalies

  • Harvey Fialkov: The Panthers have recalled Alex Petrovic and Drew Shore. Likely means that Scottie Upshall is out. George Richardson: Petrovic recalled to replace Erik Gudbrandson.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes lines: Skinner-EStaal-Ruutu; Gerbe-JStaal-Semin; Bowman-Nash-Dwyer; Boychuk-Malhotra-Dvorak.
  • Rich Chere: Devils lines: Zubrus-Zajac-Jagr; Tedenby-Elias-Bernier; Boucher-Henrique-Ryder; Clowe-Loktioniv-Gionta.
  • ESPN Chicago: Blackhawks lines: Sharp-Toews-Hossa, Versteeg-Handzus-Kane, Bickell-Shaw-Saad, Bollig-Kruger-Smith.
  • Mike Heika: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin, Roussel-Eakin-Garbutt, Cole-Peverley-Chiasson. Horcoff-Fiddler-Whitney.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Vitale, Zolnierczyk-Sutter-Kobasew, Conner-Jokinen-Neal, Glass-Sill–Adams. Pens Inside Scoop: Power play units: 1: Niskanen, Jokinen, Crosby, Neal, Kunitz. 2: Maatta, Despres, Conner, Sutter, Kobasew.
  • Roger Millions: Flames lines: Cammalleri Backlund Byron- Galiardi Stajan Stempniak – D.Jones Colborne. Hudler – Bouma Monahan McGrattan.
  • Roger Millions: Oilers lines: Hall RNH Perron – Joensuu Gagner Eberle – Smyth Gordon Hemsky – Gazdic Lander Yakupov.
  • Michael Russo: Wild Lines:  Nino-Koivu-Coyle; Heatley-Granlund-Pominville; Cooke-Brodziak-Fontaine; Veilleux-Konopka-Mitchell.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators defensive pairings: Cowen-Karlsson; Phillips-Ceci and Methot-Gryba.
  • David Alter: Looking like Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
  • Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
  • Allen Panzeri: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators.
  • Larry Brooks: Cam Talbot will make his third consecutive start for the Rangers.
  • Tracey Myers: Antti Raanta will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Jeff Rimer: Curtis McElhinney will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
  • James Mirtle: Ryan Miller will start in net for the Sabres.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Devan Dubnyk will start in net tonight, Ilya Bryzgalov will start tomorrow.

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Injury Notes: Wisniewski, Bryzgalov, Fehr and Kane

  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets James Wisniewski will likely be out another week according to coach Todd Richards.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Oilers coach Dallas Easkins said that Ilya Bryzgalov is getting “close” and needs to clear one more hurdle. He is day-to-day now.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Eric Fehr returned to the game last night after going through NHL concussion protocol: “I feel a lot better, just a little dazed from the hit.”
  • Winnipeg Free Press: Jets Evander Kane has been out for a couple weeks with a lower-body injury and could be close to returning. On if he’ll play this afternoon.

    “We’ll see — I have to talk to Claude and we’ll go from there. “We’ll have to make that decision later today,” said Kane.

    (from yesterday) ”I’m not sure if he’s a player for tomorrow. I will have to check on that. Normally, we like to go a little longer with that. And nothing’s changed — you want to set a player up to succeed. I’m not sure if I feel comfortable with that right now.”

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Injury Notes: Callahan, Staal, Howard, Bryzgalov, Silfverberg, Beauchemin, Hejda, Monahan and Paille

  • Katie Strang of ESPN: Rangers Ryan Callahan will be out four to six weeks with a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Callahan had offseason shoulder surgery, broke his thumb in October and now this. Defenseman Marc Staal is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Jimmy Howard tweaked his knee in practice and will have an MRI today. Henrik Zetterberg was put on the LTIR.
  • Bob Stauffer: Oilers Ilya Bryzgalov was out on the ice early yesterday taking shots. Jeff Petry was wearing a regular jersey during practice.
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks hope to have Jakob Silfverberg (broken hand) back for their next road trip.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Francois Beauchemin is hoping to play on Sunday, but coach Bruce Boudreau thinks he might be ready for Tuesday.
  • Aaron Vickers: Flames Sean Monahan is back skating: “It’s pain-free right now. It’s why I’m out there. I’m trying to get back in game shape and work my way back in.”
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Daniel Paille (upper-body) has returned to Boston for further evaluation.

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Injury Notes: Lecavalier, Crawford, Hamilton, Staal, Dorsett, Bryzgalov and Kelly

  • George Richards: Blackhawks Corey Crawford left last night’s game in the first period. Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks saying it is a lower-body injury, but Lazerus is hearing it is a groin injury. Tim Sassone: Coach Joel Quenneville doesn’t think it is too serious, ”But when it’s a goalie it’s a little more serious then other players.” He’ll be re-evaluated in this morning.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Dougie Hamilton left last night’s game after a collision with Carl GunnarsonJamie Erdahl: Hamilton is flying back to Boston with a lower-body injury and is out at least a week.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that more on Marc Staal should be known in the next couple days.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Derek Dorsett had an MRI on his wrist, with results showing that it shouldn’t be a long-term injury.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ilya Bryzgalov(concussion) was taking some shots yesterday.

    “I had some headaches and had some trouble sleeping but now I’m much better,” said Bryzgalov.

    He’s not sure when he’ll be able to get back into the lineup.

  • Darren Dreger: Bruins Chris Kelly has a broken ankle from a Pascal Dupuis slash on Saturday night.

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Morning Rumors: Khudobin, Peters, Mason, Vanek, Diaz, Callahan, Gleason, Dubnyk, Bryzgalov and World Juniors

  • Craig Custance: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin is close to returning to the lineup, and the Hurricanes are getting some trade interest in both Khudobin and Justin Peters.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that it could be to distracting to have heavy contract negotiations with Steve Mason during the season.
  • Matt Larkin: “Time to fire up the Thomas Vanek trade rumor circus again.”
  • The Fourth Period: The Canadiens and Raphael Diaz continue to work on a new contract. Diaz is in the final year of a his two-year, $2.45 million contract. Diaz could get over $2 million a year in a new deal. GM Marc Bergevin continues to get inquiries about potential trades. Scott Mellanby, the Canadians Director of Player Development was at the Jets-Rangers game last night.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: When asked if there were any contract talks with the Rangers about an extension, Ryan Callahan responded with:

    “There’s absolutely nothing going on with that.”

    “It’s something that will take care of itself,” Callahan said when asked if he is bothered by the lack of progress toward an extension. “I’ll play this year and see what happens after that.”

    The Senators, along with the Blackhawks, had two scouts watching the Rangers. The Senators have talked the Rangers about Michael Del Zotto.

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Trade speculation around Gleason has been constant. I’ve been told something was close.” … ”At the moment though he still hasn’t been approached about waiving his NTC. Dicey situation with a veteran guy like Gleason”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Both Devan Dubnyk and Ilya Bryzgalov will be UFAs at the end of the season and one will likely be available for trade by the trade deadline.
  • James Mirtle: The Maple Leafs are implying that Morgan Rielly won’t be made available for the World Juniors. Flames Sean Monahan is still out with an injury. Can’t see the Avalanche allowing Nathan MacKinnon to go. Capitals Tom Wilson isn’t playing much for them. Chris Stevenson: Hockey Canada’s Scott Salmond said that at this point, he been informed that MacKinnon and Wilson will not be made available by their NHL teams.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle doesn’t think that Nazem Kadri and David Clarkson have played well together, Clarkson moved to the checking line at practice yesterday.

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Injury Notes: Seguin, Kane, Gordon, Bryzgalov and Gleason

  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Tyler Seguin is out with concussion-like symptoms. Injury happened during the Blackhawks game.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Evander Kane did some off-ice work but he’s questionable for tonight’s game against the Rangers.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Oilers Boyd Gordon was injured on Friday and missed last night’s game.
  • Eye on Hockey: Oilers Ilya Bryzgalov left last night’s game after a collision with Ryan Garbutt.
  • Darren Dreger: Hurricanes Tim Gleason should return to the lineup this week.

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