The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 18

Yesterday’s Action…

Washington 3, Detroit 4 (SO)
– Tomas Holmstrom had two goals, Pavel Datsyuk had three assists, and Jiri Hudler scored the game-winner.

Colorado 4, Los Angeles 2 (story/highlights)
– Brett Clark and John-Michael Liles had two assists each and Peter Budaj made 19 saves.

News and Views…

Brad May will be out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot Monday… Ryan Carter was recalled from Portland.

Atlanta: Craig Custance of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution talks about changes in the Thrasher lineup. (more…)

Detroit: Tomas Holmstrom returned after missing two games with a knee injury.

Los Angeles: Jonathan Quick was assigned to Manchester as Jason LaBarbera returned from a rib injury.

Minnesota: Mikko Koivu will be out for at least another two weeks writes Bruce Brothers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more…)

Nashville: Nashville will be making some drastic changes to their lines, writes John Glennon of the Tennessean. (more…)

New York Islanders: Recalled Blake Comeau from Bridgeport… With Chris Simon gone, you won’t even realize he’s not there, writes Mark Herrmann of (more…)

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New York Rangers: Recalled Ryan Callahan and Al Montoya from Hartford and demoted Greg Moore.

Ottawa: A banged up Andrej Meszaros says he will play Tuesday since the team is already short because of injuries, writes Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen. (more…)

St. Louis: Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat talks about the Blues’ three new faces now on their top line. (more…)

Assigned Drew MacIntyre to Manitoba… Will be without Brendan Morrison for 12 weeks after surgery.

What’s on tap…

Ottawa at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Calgary at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Dallas at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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