NHL News: Waivers, Sabres, Red Wings, Canadiens, Rangers, Preds, Canucks, Lines and...

NHL News: Waivers, Sabres, Red Wings, Canadiens, Rangers, Preds, Canucks, Lines and Pairings

Derek Dorsett
Waivers …

Michael Russo: The Wild claimed defenseman Nate Prosser off waivers from the Blues.

Elliotte Friedman: Kyle Quincey and Jordin Tootoo cleared waivers.

Elliotte Friedman: The Buffalo Sabres put Matt Tennyson on waivers. The Capitals put Nathan Walker on waivers.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Sabres PR: The Sabres recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ted Kulfan: Coach Jeff Blashill said that Trevor Daley (neck) and Martin Frk (groin) would both be game-time decisions.

On the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers …

Cap Friendly: The Canadiens trade Peter Holland to the Rangers for Adam Cracknell. Both players were in the AHL, so they can remain there without having to go through waivers first.

On the Nashville Predators …

Adam Vingan: The Predators recalled Anders Lindback and sent Juuse Saros to the AHL.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Vancouver Canucks: Forward Derek Dorsett will not return to the Canucks active roster due to neck and back issues. Back in 2016, Dorsett had cervical disc herniation surgery. Statement from his doctor.

“The latest evaluation of Derek’s neck revealed that he’s sustained a cervical disc herniation adjacent and separate to his previous fusion,” said Dr. Watkins. “Given his current condition and the long-term, significant health risks, I advised Derek not to return to play.”


“I’m devastated by the news. It will take a long time for this to truly sink in. As hard as it was to hear, Dr. Watkins’ diagnosis is definitive. There is no grey area, and it gives me clarity to move forward. I have a healthy young family and a long life of opportunities ahead of me. Hockey taught me a lot and it will help me be successful in whatever I choose to do in the future.”

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir: Defenseman Christian Djoos has been cleared and will return to the lineup tonight.

Forward lines at practice …

Bill Hoppe: Buffalo Sabres lines: Kane-Eichel-Reinhart, Nolan-ROR-Okposo, Pouliot-Criscuolo-Pominville, Girgensons-Larsson-Moulson.

Mark Lazerus: Chicago Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Panik, Schmaltz-Anisimov-Kane, Sharp-Hartman-DeBrincat, Bouma-Wingels-Hayden.

Brian Hedger: Columbus Blue Jackets lines: Panarin-Dubois-Anderson, Jenner-Dubinsky-Foligno, Milano-Wennberg-Atkinson, Calvert/Motte-Sedlak-Bjorkstrand.

Matthew DeFranks: Florida Panthers lines: Huberdeau-Barkov-Malgin McGinn-Trocheck-Bjugstad Haapala-McCann-Hunt Brickley, Haley, Sceviour, Vrbata on the fourth line.

Jon Rosen: Los Angeles Kings lines: Iafallo-Kopitar-Brown, Pearson-Shore-Toffoli, Gaborik-Kempe-Lewis, Jokinen-Dowd-Brodzinski.

Adam Vingan: Nashville Predators lines: Forsberg-Johansen-Arvidsson, Fiala-Turris-Smith, Sissons-Bonino-Jarnkrok, Salomaki-Gaudreau-Watson.

Mike Morreale: New Jersey Devils lines: Hall-Hischier-Bratt, Zacha-Zajac-Johansson, Gibbons-Coleman-Stafford, Wood-Boyle-Noesen.

Dave Isaac: Philadelphia Flyers lines: Giroux-Couturier-Leier, Weal-Patrick-Simmonds, Raffl-Filppula-Konecny, Lehtera-Laughton-Gudas.

Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins lines: Sheary-Crosby-Hornqvist, Guentzel-Malkin-Kessel, Hagelin-Sheahan-Rust, Kuhnhackl-Rowney-Reaves. (McKegg).

Brian McNally: Washington Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson, Vrana-Kuznetsov-Oshie, Graovac-Eller-SmithPelly, Stephenson-Beagle-Chiasson.

Defensive pairings at practice …

Mark Lazerus: Chicago Blackhawks pairings: Keith-Franson, Murphy-Seabrook, Forsling-Rutta.

Brian Hedger: Columbus Blue Jackets pairings: Werenski-Jones, Johnson-Savard, Harrington-Nutivaara.

Jon Rosen: Los Angeles Kings pairings: Muzzin-Doughty, MacDermid-Martinez, Forbort-Folin

Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins pairings: Dumoulin-Letang, Maatta-Hunwick, Cole-Schultz, (Gonchar)-Ruhwedel.

Brian McNally: Washington Capitals pairings: Orlov-Niskanen. Orpik-Carlson. Chorney-Bowey.