Flames say they haven’t talked to anyone about Iginla … Drury 2-3 weeks away … Tonight’s starting goalies
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Chris Drury has begun skating on his own and is likely 2-3 weeks away from returning from the 2nd break to his index finger.
  • Corey Masisak via twitter: Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau says that Tomas Fleischmann will sit out for the Caps as “It’s his turn”.
  • Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Looks like Dan Ellis will start tonight for the Lightning against the Islanders. Mike Smith likely tomorrow versus Flyers.
  • Joe Haggerty via twitter: Tim Thomas first off the ice at practice, likely to start tonight for Bruins against the Rangers.
  • Luke Decock of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Carolina Hurricanes are only spending $12 million on the 6 defenseman they are carrying. They are spending less than 29 other clubs on their blueline, only the Stars are spending less. Their total salary is at $48 million, $4 million more than owner Peter Karmanos, who’s been looking for 6 months for a partner.
  • Fan 590 Audio: Greg Wyshynski talks with Jeff Blair about “controversy surrounding the NHL’s principal disciplinarian, Colin Campbell, how it could damage his reputation and questions the direction discipline has taken in the NHL since Campbell took over as Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations.”
  • Fan 590 Audio: Garth Snow talks with Greg Brady and Doug Maclean “about firing coach Scott Gordon, the team’s current ten-game losing streak, and what the team needs to do for future success.”