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Add James Neal To The Penguins Injured List

Seth Rorabagh: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that James Neal has been diagnosed with a concussion.

A list of Penguins who are currently out with injuries, which includes some pretty significant names.

Name POS Status Date Injury Returns
Chris Kunitz W Out Mar 14 leg Day-to-day
James Neal W Out Mar 14 concussion Day-to-day
Kris Letang D Inactive List Mar 6 illness Indefinitely
Paul Martin D Out Feb 21 hand Late March/Early April
Chris Conner W Out Jan 2 hand Day-to-day
Pascal Dupuis W Out Dec 24 knee Indefinitely
Beau Bennett W Inactive List Nov 24 wrist Mid-to-Late March
Tomas Vokoun G Inactive List Sep 30 pelvis Indefinitely

Source: Rotoworld

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Morning Rumors I: Penguins Make Offer For Canucks Kesler

  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Multiple sources saying the Penguins are pursuing Canucks Ryan Kesler. One proposed deal is the Penguins sending Brandon Sutter, two 2014 draft picks (likely a first and third), and the Canucks choice of Simon Despres or Brian Dumoulin. There could also be another Penguins or Canucks player involved. Shero is only looking to acquire Kesler from the Canucks. Shero is looking to add only players that have term left on their contract.

    Kesler has a no-trade clause, but has the Penguins on his preferred list of destinations. The Blackhawks, Flyers and Red Wings are several of the teams Kesler would be okay with going to.

    The Penguins would have the cap space to add Kesler by putting Pascal Dupuis and Kris Letang on the LTIR. Letang is not projected to play again this season.

  • Elliotte Friedman: Friedman thinks the Canucks are still gathering info, seeing who is interested and what is out there.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Bernstein notes that it’s a two horse race between the Penguins and Red Wings at the moment for Kesler.
  • Bob McKenzie: Price for Kesler is high: an established NHLer (preferably a 20-25 year old center), top prospect (preferably a forward) and a first round pick. That is not saying the Canucks have to have a forward prospect over a defenseman prospect, they just have a more pressing need at forward.
  • Will DePaoli: “Still think Brandon Sutter as the centerpiece for a Ryan Kesler trade would be a tough sell for the Canucks brass. Especially when you consider the facts that a long-term deal for Sutter is going to cost around $4 million per season. Pens certainly a contender for Kesler but some NHL types question whether they’re a trade match.
  • Ken Campbell: “The reported potential returns for Ryan Kesler from Pittsburgh aren’t even close to what Kesler is worth. Not even close.”

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Injury Notes: Letang, Dupuis, Datsyuk, Yakupov and Butler

  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Kris Letang’s wife found him on the floor in their house on Jan. 29th, he was conscious, but “I was just not able to function,” he recalled. He’s at the rink and trying to recover from the stroke.

    “Right now, we’re trying to intensify things, trying to teach my head and my body how to react to work out in an intense workout,” he said.

    “I have some good days, bad days,” he said. “I’m going day by day to get to 100 percent. It’s not as bad as when it happened, but there are symptoms. Some days, it’s stronger symptoms than others.”

    A small hole in his heart was also found, likely there since birth.

    “The hole in the heart is not a problem because I’ve been living with it for 26 years, and I never had a problem with it, conditioning-wise or anything like that,” he said.

    “The symptoms are from that stroke, what damage it did to my brain. For now, it’s just worrying about my head.”

  • Michelle Crechiolo of Pittsburgh.nhl:  Penguins Pascal Dupuis had ACL and MCL surgery on February 12th and will be out for six to eight months.

    “You guys know me, you know I’ll be pushing for six,” he said. “So it’s definitely a goal of mine. It definitely looks and sounds long, but I guess you can’t rush healing. Feeling good, the surgery went well. So it’s rehab right now and it’s one day at a time.”

    Dupuis knew the injury was bad right away.

    “Everything felt so loose that nothing was holding it,” Dupuis said. “I don’t know if you’ve seen the picture of me going back to the bench, (in it) I’m holding my leg and I’m like alright, is there something down there? It feels much better now, though.”

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk (knee) was held out of the third period as a precaution.
  • Pro Hockey Talk: Oilers Nail Yakupov left last night’s games with an ankle injury.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames defenseman Chris Butler will have his lower-body injury re-evaluated today.

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Morning Rumors: Avalanche, Devils, Penguins, Kings, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Islanders and Sabres

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avs coach Patrick Roy on the March 5th trade deadline.

    “Sometimes you’re just afraid to say, ‘hey, if we bring this guy in and he doesn’t gel with our guys, are we a better team?” Even watching these (Olympic) games, I mean, look at the Finns: they don’t necessarily have a superstar, but they work hard together, and everything is possible. And our group is believing in each other, our group is working every day, our group is having fun playing together, our group is playing with that intensity and receptive to the teaching we’ve been doing, they’re receptive to the adjustments we want to make. I think it’s hard right now to think of making some changes. Joe (Sakic) and I are always going to be looking to have the best team that we can. But at the same time, it’s very, very dangerous to try to do too much. Am I comfortable to go with the team I have? The answer is yes. We’re going to have some tough decisions to make at the end of the year, we know this. Paul’s (Stastny’s) contract is up and we’re going to have to look at our options. But at the same time, our fans are very important to us and we want to give them the best we possibly can. Fans are coming to our games and having a blast, and we want to keep it that way.”

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Will the Devils look to trade Martin Brodeur and/or captain Bryce Salvador?

    “I’ve been traded before. Once you’ve been traded, it takes a lot of that uncertainty off the way you look at it. You know the world doesn’t end when you get traded,” Salvador told The Star-Ledger.

    “But it may be a unique situation with Marty. We’ll see what happens there. For myself, at this point Lou hasn’t talked to me about anything.”

    Salvador could be traded if the right offer comes along.

    “Things can happen. It just depends on what the team does and what direction they go,” said the 38-year-old veteran, who has another year left on his contract at $3.25 million.

    “Every organization has to look at what they’re doing with the future. Last year Jarome (Iginla) got traded. Obviously it was a bit different because they knew they were out, but he was in Calgary his whole career. I’ve learned never to be surprised.”

  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins are thought to be looking for a right winger to replace Pascal Dupuis, a bottom-six winger with grit and a veteran depth defenseman. Potential targets could be: Andrew MacDonald, Steve Ott, Brad Boyes, Matt Moulson, Lee Stempniak, Ales Hemsky, Henrik Tallinder and Marcel Goc.
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Shinzawa thinks that Matt Moulson would be a good fit with the Kings. The Sabres will look for a first round pick for Moulson. Since the Islanders will now be sellers, GM Garth Snow’s first priority is to get a first round pick back to make up for the one he sent to the Sabres for Thomas Vanek.
  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: With Josh Harding still out indefinitely, and Niklas Backstrom not making a start since January 11th, the Wild may look to add a goaltender. Ryan Miller is available, but the Sabres will be looking for a big return, and Wild may only want to give up a big return if they would want to re-sign him long-term. Martin Brodeur could also be an option for the Wild.

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Morning Rumors and Notes: Bruins, Coyotes, Oilers, Kings, Capitals, Sabres and Penguins

  • Joe Haggerty: The Bruins won’t be trading Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Spooner or their 1st round pick for a defenseman. Prices are high right now.
  • Chris Nichols: Coyotes GM Don Maloney: “We’re not looking to sell. We’d like to add. But right now there are 25 other NHL teams in the exact same situation.”
  • Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: Willis notes that if the Oilers are looking to trade pending UFA Nick Schultz, they should keep him in their third pairing. When he’s moved up to the second pairing, “his game collapses.”
  • The Fourth Period: Kings GM Dean Lombardi is in the market for scoring and have shown interest in Matt Moulson, Thomas Vanek and Evander Kane.
  • The Fourth Period: The Capitals have been looking to trade Martin Erat, Dmitry Orlov and Michal Neuvirth. They would like trade for a two-way forward and a stay-at-home defenseman. They have also looked at bringing in a goalie, and have inquired about Ryan Miller. The Wild and Blues are also showing interest in Miller. Steve Ott may also be a player the Capitals are looking at.
  • Adam Vingan of NBC Washington: If Evgeny Kuznetsov decides to join the Capitals, he’ll carry a $900,000 salary cap hit. His current KHL sits in eight place with four games to go, and would face the top seed. Seven game Quarterfinals would run from March 8th to 18th, Semifinals: March 21st to 31st, Final: April 3rd to 15th and League Championship: April 18th to 30th.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins Pascal Dupuis underwent successful knee surgery on his torn right ACL.

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Morning Rumors: Canucks, Penguins, Sabres, Rangers, Flames, Devils, Leafs and Senators

  • Jason Brough of Pro Hockey Talk: Canucks GM Mike Gillis:

    “I can tell you there is very little trade discussion going on anywhere,” Gillis said today on TEAM 1040 radio (audio). “It’s difficult to make trades when you have the cap lowered and teams’ financial resources under the cap have been used up.

    “It’s tough to find trades that you can make that are going to improve your team. It’s tough to find anything but lateral moves and changing the deck chairs.

    “But we’ll see. We’re trying. We’re always trying to improve and we’ll see if we can.”

  • Kevin Allen of USA Today: The Penguins could use Pascal Dupuis’ LTIR cap relief to bring in a forward like: Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri, Olli Jokinen, Devin Setoguchi or Lee Stempniak. Look for the GMs to recommend extending OT during their GM meetings in March. May recommend extending to eight or 10 minutes in attempt to lessen the amount of shootouts. It would have to be approved by the competition committee and the Board of Govenors.
  • Katie Strang of ESPN: (mailbag) Strang thinks the Sabres could get a 2nd round pick for Matt Moulson, maybe a 2nd and 3rd. Dustin Byfuglien is a right handed shot and the Rangers should use one of those.
  • Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun: The Flames will likely be looking for young prospects and/or draft picks at the trade deadline for pending UFAs like: Mike Cammalleri, Matt Stajan, Lee Stempniak and Chris Butler. If someone is interested in taking Dennis Wideman’s contract off their hands, he could be moved as well.
  • Randy Miller of Six pending UFAs that the Devils could look at, at the trade deadline: Paul Stastny, Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri, Olli Jokinen, Brad Boyes and Devin Setoguchi.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”I spoke to Nonis today. He’s open to anything either a blockbuster or a small trade. He wants a top line C, a big time winger or a top defenseman. Those are hard things to get. More likely, nothing will happen”"
  • Wayne Scanlan: Details are being worked on for a contract extension for Senators GM Bryan Murray and his assistant GMs, Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Sabres GM Tim Murray said on Hockey Central that they “will probably” remove the interim tag from head coach Ted Nolan soon.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”I don’t think Nonis has any appetite for a coaching change in season.” Hope Smoke: McKenzie did say they may still fire Carlyle during the season if the downward spiral continues. McKenzie doesn’t think a move will be made in season, but the Leafs effort and play will determine it.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Nonis needs to decide if he is going to contemplate moving Gardiner or Kadri (and teams are calling)” … ”Nonis would make those moves if he is going to acknowledge that your coach will not use those pieces”

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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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Morning Rumors: Talbot, Cammalleri, Smith-Pelly, Neuvirth, Vanek, Miller, Stamkos, GM search and Scouting

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: With Penguins Pascal Dupuis now out for the season, Panaccio thinks the Penguins could go after Avs Max Talbot as he’s not a good fit with the Avs and he’s a good friend of Sidney Crosby.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson thinks that Flames Michael Cammalleri could be a good fit on the Penguins. Matheson thinks that Ducks Devante Smith-Pelly would be a perfect trade target for the Oilers.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The agent of Capitals Michal Neuvirth said he’s hoping for a change of scenery. Could use a fresh start.
  • B.D. Gallof: Gallof thinks the Islanders will offer Thomas Vanek a max deal as they have every intention of trying to sign him. They see him as a core piece and worth spending the money on.
  • Mike Harrington: “So for all those wondering, I would make Miller the big offer, assume he’ll turn it down and then trade him. Sell high. Absolutely.”
  • Darren Dreger: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos continued to skate over the holidays and everything remains positive. The concern is whether he’ll be able to build enough strength in time for the Olympics.
  • Bob McKenzie: Sabres search for a GM is winding down, with a few candidates to get second interviews. Process could be done in a couple weeks. LA Kings director of scouting, Mike Futa, was interviewed by the Sabres before Christmas. Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning is a strong candidate for the Sabres.
  • Roger Millions: Capitals GM George McPhee was at the Flames-Canucks game last night while the Capitals were in Buffalo.
  • Adrian Dater: The Penguins and Maple Leafs scouted the Avalanche-Jets game last night. Leafs and Avs have been rumored as trading partners for a while.

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Morning Rumors: Moulson, Phaneuf, Gardiner, Ranger, Pacioretty, Eberle and Dupuis

  • Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: Matt Moulson may consider re-signing with the Sabres.

    “Definitely, I think there is,” Moulson told CBC when asked about the possibility of re-signing in Buffalo. “I don’t know what they think of me. I love playing for Teddy [Nolan].”

    The Sabres also have pending UFA Ryan Miller.

    “I think they’re trying to figure out guys they want to hang on to and they think they can build a core around,” Miller said, per the Buffalo News. “We’ll see how it goes.”

  • Darren Dreger: (this morning) The Leafs and Dion Phaneuf are very close on a 7 year contract extension worth $7 million per season. Term was the key.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “I think the Phaneuf extension is as close to being done as it can get. I’ll be surprised if we’r still talking about this next week.” David Alter: Dion Phaneuf offered a no comment when asked if his contract extension was close.
  • Nick Kypreos: The Leafs and Phaneuf are closing in a deal, but it’s not done yet. Some issues still need to be resolved, and could come quickly if they are.
  • James Mirtle: “The problem I have with all this “Leafs must re-sign Phaneuf” talk is how rotten they are with him. It’s not as big a slam dunk as some say.” … “Folks, Phaneuf is on pace for 28 points this season. I agree he’s one of Leafs better players but let’s not oversell the season he’s having.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “I think Gardiner is a late blooming hockey player. It’s why the Leafs are reluctant to trade him” … “I still think the Leafs end up moving Gardiner between now and the deadline.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “The experiment with Ranger isn’t over yet. He may become a 4-5 for the Leafs but he isn’t there right now” … “Make no mistake, Ranger chose Toronto. He had other options. He and Eakins had a great relationship.” … “If it doesn’t work in Toronto, Ranger will get a shot somewhere else. There were times last season where Eakins played him 40 mins” … “If the Leafs made Ranger available Eakins and the Oilers will pick him up tomorrow”
  • Matt Larkin: “Pacioretty trade rumors baffle me. “Size and strength are our weaknesses, so let’s trade our top power forward.” Wait, what?”
  • Ryan Lambert: Nick Kypreos advocates the Oilers trading Jordan Eberle.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins GM Ray Shero on the urgency to make a trade after the loss of Pascal Dupuis: ”We’ll see what happens down the line here, but there’s nothing imminent in that regard.”

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Injury notes: Dupuis, Zetterberg, Tlusty, Downie, Quick, Bozak, Crawford, Hodgson and Laich

  • Dave Molinari: Penguins Pascal Dupuis will have ACL surgery and could miss the remainder of the season.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg said he’s ready to go tomorrow. Has been out since Dec. 1st with a herniated disc.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty had an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday and will be out for two to three weeks.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Steve Downie will be a game-time decision tomorrow.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that Jonathan Quick remains on schedule to return the first week of January.
  • Neil Davidson: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak said he’ll be back on Sunday.
  • Brian Hamilton: Blackhawks Corey Crawford skated this morning. Mark Lazerus: Crawford “could” travel with the team to St. Louis, but won’t play tomorrow.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jay Harrison’s upper-body injury is a concussion.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals Brooks Laich said that he had pain after Monday’s game and will not be in the lineup tonight. Mike Vogl: Capitals coach Adam Oates said that Laich didn’t re-aggravate his lower-body during Monday’s game, but woke up sore on Tuesday.

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Injury Notes: Staal, Callahan, Dupuis, Horton, Hertl, Steen and Sobotka

  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Marc Staal skated on his own yesterday. He will travel with the team to DC. Ryan Callahan will also travel with the team. Dylan McIlrath will have his knee re-evaluated within a week.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Penguins could update Pascal Dupuis’ lower-body injury today. Hearing it’s not good.
  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton is getting close to returning. He won’t be wearing a “no-contact” jersey at practice.

    “It’s not going to be much longer,” said Horton, who has traveled with the club for more than a month now. “I see an ending point to this. Finally.”

    “I don’t know when it’s going to happen,” coach Todd Richards said. “But I’ll tell you this: ‘He’s prepared. He watches our games, even though he’s not playing. He has a pretty good idea of what we want to do. There’s a level of professionalism there. You can tell he’s been somewhere (with a winning culture).”

  • NHL: It is looking like Tomas Hertl won’t be able to play for the Czech Republic at the Olympics due to his knee injury according to He will have surgery next week.

    “The swelling is pretty extensive still,” Wilson told reporters Monday. “We’ll know more hopefully in the next week or so. The projection is probably a minimum of a month right now … but we are prepared that it could be longer.”

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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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