NHL News: Waivers, Lightning, Capitals, Oilers, Kings, Wild, Lines and Pairings

NHL News: Waivers, Lightning, Capitals, Oilers, Kings, Wild, Lines and Pairings

The Edmonton Oilers activate Leon Draisaitl from the IR
Waivers …

Bob McKenzie: The Florida Panthers claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Everyone else from yesterday cleared waivers. The New York Rangers put Adam Cracknell on waivers today.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Bryan Burns: Coach Jon Cooper on Mikhail Sergachev: “He’s had a positive impact on our team, and he’s part of our team. That’s how it’s going to be moving forward.”

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Forward Alex Ovechkin said he only suffered a bruise at yesterday’s practice, nothing serious.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers have activated Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula from the IR and assigned Brad Malone to the AHL.

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Chris Johnston: Goaltender Jonathan Quick didn’t go through concussion testing last night.

Curtis Zupke: Prospect Gabriel Valardi (back strain) has been cleared to resume skating.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Dan Mizutani: Forward Mikael Granlund returns to the lineup tonight.

Forward lines at practice …

Mark Spector: Edmonton Oilers lines: Maroon-McDavid-Yamamoto, Lucic-RNH-Strome, Caggiula-Draisaitl-Letestu, Pakarinen-Khaira-Kassian

Derek Willis: Calgary Flames lines: Gaudreau-Monahan-Ferland, Tkachuk-Backlund-Frolik, Bennett-Jankowski-Lazar, Versteeg-Stajan-Brouwer

Chris Ryan: New Jersey Devils lines: Hall-Hischier-Stafford, Johansson-Henrique/Boyle-Bratt, Gibbons-Zacha-Hayes, Wood-Coleman-Noesen

Lou Korac: St. Louis Blues lines: Sobotka-Stastny-Steen, Schwartz-Schenn-Tarasenko, Paajarvi-Sundqvist-Bennett, Upshall-Brodziak-Thorburn .. extra: Jaskin

Defensive pairings at practice …

Derek Willis: Calgary Flames defensive pairings: Giordano-Hamilton, Brodie-Hamonic, Kulak-Stone

Dana Wakiji: Detroit Red Wings defensive pairings: Ericsson-Daley, Kronwall-Green, Ouellet-Jensen

Scott Powers: Chicago Blackhawks defensive pairings: Keith-Seabrook, Forsling-Rutta, Oesterle-Murphy, Kempny-Franson

Lou Korac: St. Louis Blues defensive pairings: Prosser-Pietrangelo, Edmundson-Parayko, Dunn-Bortuzzo

Chris Ryan: New Jersey Devils defensive pairings: Greene-Severson, Moore-Santini, Butcher-Lovejoy, Mueller-Prout