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News and Views…
Atlanta: Ilya Kovalchuk is day-to-day with a knee injury suffered against the Penguins and is expected to miss at least two games… Recalled Brett Sterling from Chicago.
Boston: P.J. Axelsson returned from a foot injury and Marco Sturm is day-to-day with the flu.
Calgary: Brad Cole and Gord Baldwin were assigned to Las Vegas of the East Coast League.
Colorado: Jose Theodore is day-to-day with a back injury… Recalled Tyler Weiman from Lake Erie and placed Matt Hussey on waivers.
Columbus: Fredrik Modin is day-to-day with a back injury… Adam Foot returned from the flu… Assigned Dan LaCosta to Syracuse.
Detroit: Niklas Kronwall is day-to-day with a sprained shoulder.
Minnesota: Morten Madsen was assigned to Texas of the ECHL.
Nashville: Darcy Hordichuk and David Legwand returned from injuries… Re-signed Jordin Tootoo to a two-year contract extension.
New York Islanders: Jeff Dwyer was re-assigned to Bridgeport.
Ottawa: Jim McKenzie was assigned to Binghamton while Josh Hennessy was recalled.
Pittsburgh: Jonathan D’Aversa was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Toronto: Nik Antropov was suspended three games for abuse of an official during their game with the Hurricanes.
Vancouver: Roberto Luongo returned to the lineup after missing a game for personal reasons… Sami Salo is day-to-day with a groin injury.
What’s on tap…
N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
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