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NHL News: Coyotes, Canes, Avs, Jackets, Panthers, Habs, Wild, Isles, Pens, Blues and Capitals

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Zach Parise and Kris Letang appear to be ready to return tonight.
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: The Coyotes recalled defenseman Kyle Capobianco from the AHL and re-assigned Andrew Campbell.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Michael Smith: Forward Lee Stempniak practice yesterday in a no-contact jersey. Forward Marcus Kruger is out with a lower-body injury and wasn’t on the ice.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Adrian Dater: The Avs recalled forward AJ Greer.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

George Richards: The Blue Jackets have recalled forward Zac Dalpe from the AHL.

On the Florida Panthers …

Florida Panthers: The Panthers recalled forward Maxim Mamim.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Eric Engels: Defenseman Shea Weber hasn’t been on the ice since they shut him down on December 20th

On the Minnesota Wild …

Minnesota Wild: The Wild put Zack Mitchell on waivers.

Dan Myers of Wild.com: Forward Zach Parise will return to the lineup tonight after having microdiscectomy surgery over two months ago.

“I’m really excited. I’ve been looking forward to this for awhile. I’m glad it’s finally here,” Parise said Monday after practice. “It’s been a lot of work, but I’m glad to get a chance to play tomorrow.”

Parise has been practicing on a line with Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart.

On the New York Islanders …

New York Islanders: The Islanders have sent forwards Anthony Beauvillier and Steve Bernier to the AHL.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: The Penguins returned Casey DeSmith, Andrey Pedan and Scott Wilson to the AHL and recalled Dominik Simon. Kris Letang and/or Justin Schultz could return today.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Forward Zach Sanford is skating on his own before practices. Sanford dislocated his left shoulder on the first day of training camp.

Samuel Blais practiced yesterday. Blais has been dealing with a lower-body injury and when he’s ready to come off the IR they’ll need to make an additional roster move.

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Defenseman Matt Niskanen is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He hasn’t practiced with the team in a couple days.