NHL News: Bruins, Sabres, Stars, Oilers, Habs, Preds, Flyers, Lightning, Canucks, Lines...

NHL News: Bruins, Sabres, Stars, Oilers, Habs, Preds, Flyers, Lightning, Canucks, Lines and Pairings

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On the Boston Bruins …

Boston Bruins: David Backes took part in the Bruins optional practice today wearing a no-contact jersey.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Paul Hamilton: Forward Jacob Josefson is back practicing with the Sabres today.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: The Stars recalled defenseman Julius Honka from the AHL.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Jim Matheson: Connor McDavid has been sick for the past few days and was not on the ice for practice today.

Jack Michaels: Forward Anton Slepyshev is back on the ice and could return this weekend.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Renaud Lavoie: Defenseman Shea Weber will be traveling with the team on their road trip.

Renaud Lavoie: Defenseman David Schlemko practice for the first time since September.

John Lu: Coach Claude Julien said that Carey Price remains day-to-day. He’ll be traveling with the team.

On the Nashville Predators …

Adam Vingan: The Predators recalled forward Pontus Aberg and goaltender Juuse Saros from the AHL and reassigned Anders Lindback.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Elliotte Friedman: The Flyers put Matt Read on waivers.

Dave Isaac: Forward Jordan Weal practice today. He missed their last game after taking an elbow to the head from Dustin Byfuglien last Thursday.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Erik Erlendsson: Cedric Paquette was on the ice today practicing, Tyler Johnson and Jake Dotchin weren’t. The Lightning are saying they missed practice for treatment.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

SportsCentre: The Canucks put forward Anton Rodin on unconditional waivers.

Rick Dhaliwal: The Canucks recalled defenseman Philip Holm from the AHL and reassigned defenseman Patrick Wiercioch.

Forward lines at practice …

Joe Yerdon: Buffalo Sabres lines: Kane-ROR-Reinhart, Pouliot-Larsson-Okposo, Girgensons-Eichel-Pominville, Griffith-Criscuolo-Nolan.

Adam Vingan: Nashville Predators lines: Forsberg-Johansen-Arvidsson Fiala-Turris-Smith Aberg-Bonino-Jarnkrok McLeod-Sissons-Salomaki

Chris Ryan: New Jersey Devils lines: Hall-Hischier-Palmieri, Zacha-Zajac-Bratt, Wood-Boyle-Stafford, Henrique-Coleman-Gibbons.

Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs lines: Hyman-Matthews-Nylander, Marleau-Kadri-Komarov, JvR-Bozak-Marner, Martin-Moore-Brown, Soshnikov, Leivo

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals lines: Stephenson-Backstrom-Oshie, Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-DSP, Vrana-Eller-Wilson, Connolly-Beagle-Chiasson.

Brian Munz: Winnipeg Jets lines: Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler, Ehlers-Little-Laine, Copp-Lowry-Tanev, Perreault-Hendricks-Armia

Defensive pairings at practice …

Joe Yerdon: Buffalo Sabres pairings: Scandella-Falk, McCabe-Beaulieu, Gorges-Antipin.

Lou Korac: St. Louis Blue defensive pairings: Edmundson-Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester-Parayko, Dunn-Bortuzzo, Gunnarsson-Prosser as extra pair.

Kristen Shilton: Toronto Maple Leafs pairings: Rielly-Hainsey, Gardiner-Zaitsev, Borgman-Carrick.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Washington Capitals pairings: Orpik-Carlson, Orlov-Niskanen, Chorney-Bowey.

Brian Munz: Winnipeg Jets pairings: Morrissey-Trouba, Chiarot-Byfuglien, Kulikov-Myers.