Columbus 5, Colorado 4 (story/highlights)
– Rick Nash had two goals and Dan Fritsche score the game-winner.
Atlanta 4, New York Islanders 3 (SO) (story/highlights)
– Marian Hossa had two points and Ilya Kovalchuk sealed the win in a shootout.
News and Views…
Court documents say that Todd Bertuzzi’s attack on Steve Moore in 2004 may have been initiated by head coach Marc Crawford. (more…)
Anaheim: The Ducks announced that Scott Niedermayer will return to the team for the rest of the season… Brian Sutherby is day-to-day with a groin injury. (more…)
Boston: Tim Thomas was injured in Wednesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. (more…)
Buffalo: Andrew Peters returned after missing two games with the flu… John Vogl of the Buffalo News writes that the Sabres are dropping Rochester as their affiliate. (more…)
Chicago: James Wisniewski returned to the lineup after missing three games.
Colorado: Marek Svatos and Ian Laperriere both returned from injury… Wyatt Smith was assigned to Lake Erie…. Adrian Dater of the Denver Post writes in his mailbag that the Avs may dangle John-Michael Liles as trade bait. (more…)
Dallas: Philippe Boucher will be sidelined four weeks with a shoulder injury… Mattias Norstrom returned to the lineup… Junior Lessard was recalled from Iowa. (more…)
Edmonton: Ales Hemsky returned from a knee injury.
Florida: Stephen Weiss returned after sitting out a game with an illness and Garth Murray is day-to-day after suffering a shoulder injury Wednesday.
Minnesota: John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press writes about Nick Shultz’s injury suffered Wednesday. (more…)
Montreal: Recalled Ryan O’Byrne and Maxim Lapierre from Hamilton and sent down Mikhail Grabovski.
Phoenix: Radim Vrbata returned from a groin injury, while Mike York is day-to day with a foot injury.
Pittsburgh: Sergei Gonchar returned after missing three games.
Tampa Bay: Andy Rogers was re-assigned to Mississippi of the East Coast League.
Toronto: Assigned Jiri Tlusty and Staffan Kronwall to the AHL affiliate.
Washington: Boyd Gordon is sidelined indefinitely with a fractured right hand.
What’s on tap…
Montreal at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
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