NHL News: Coyotes, Bruins, Flames, Stars, Wild, Lines and Pairings

NHL News: Coyotes, Bruins, Flames, Stars, Wild, Lines and Pairings

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On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson won’t play tonight. The Coyotes put defenseman Adam Clendening on waivers. Defenseman Dakota Mermis will make his NHL debut tonight.

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty: The Bruins put forward David Backes on the IR and recalled Austin Czarnik.

On the Calgary Flames …

Pat Steinberg: Forward Jaromir Jagr didn’t skate this morning. Coach Glen Gulutzan said they just wanted to give him a day off and it’s nothing to worry about.

Wes Gilbertson: Freddie Hamilton cleared waivers but was out for their optional skate this morning. He can be reassigned without waivers at any point in their next ten games/30 days.

On the Dallas Stars …

Scott Burnside: Forward Brett Ritchie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and has returned to Dallas.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Dane Mizutani: Forward Marcus Foligno practiced with a full cage. He doesn’t plan on dropping the gloves right away when he returns: “Might be smart not to test it right away.”

Forward lines at practice …

John Vogl: Buffalo Sabres lines: Kane-Eichel-Pominville, Pouliot-O’Reilly-Okposo, Girgensons-Reinhart-Griffith, Moulson-Larsson-Nolan.

Pat Steinberg: Calgary Flames lines: Gaudreau-Monahan-Ferland, Tkachuk-Backlund-Frolik, Bennett-Jankowski-Lazar, Versteeg-Stajan-Brouwer.

Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes lines: Aho-Staal-Lindholm, Teravainen-Rask-Williams, Skinner-Ryan-Jooris, Nordstrom-Kruger-McGinn.

Mike Heika: Dallas Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Radulov, Janmark-Dickinson-Spezza, Roussel-Faksa-Pitlick, Elie-Shore-Smith.

Matthew DeFranks: Florida Panthers lines: Huberdeau-Barkov-Dadonov, McGinn-Trocheck-Vrbata, Balisy-Bjugstad-Tippett, Haley-MacKenzie-Malgin.

Dane Mizutani: Minnesota Wild lines: Niederreiter-Staal-Kunin, Zucker-Koivu-Granlund, Foligno-JEEK-Stewart, Winnik-Cullen-Ennis.

Brent Wallace: Ottawa Senators lines: Pyatt-Brassard-Stone, Smith-Turris-Dzingel, Hoffman-Pageau-Didomenico, Rodewald-Thompson-Burrows.

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

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

Defensive pairings at practice …

John Vogl: Buffalo Sabres pairings: Scandella-Ristolainen, McCabe-Tennyson, Falk-Antipin, Fedun rotating in.

Pat Steinberg: Calgary Flames pairings: Giordano-Hamilton Brodie-Hamonic Kulak-Stone

Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes pairings: Slavin-van Riemsdyk, Fleury-Faulk, Hanifin-Dahlbeck.

Mike Heika: Dallas Stars pairings: Methot-Klingberg, Hamhuis-Pateryn, Lindell-Johns.

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

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