On the weekend on thn.com:
Just because a team finishes last, it doesn’t mean they will eventually evolve into a Stanley Cup contender, writes Jason Kay in his blog.
Brian Costello gives a few hints to who moved up and down in this year’s edition of The Hockey News’ Future Watch.
Click HERE for NHL standings.
Chicago 2, Vancouver 3 (SO) (highlights)
– Markus Naslund tied the game late and Ryan Shannon sealed it in the shootout.
News and Views…
Anaheim: Doug Weight is day-to-day with an upper body injury… Samuel Pahlsson return from an abdominal strain that kept him out of 21 games.
Boston: Manny Fernandez is making great strides in rehab and may return this season, writes Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe. (more…)
Buffalo: Alex Kotalik is day-to-day with the flu… Tim Connolly returned from a groin injury.
Chicago: Jonathan Toews returned after missing 16 games with a sprained knee.
Columbus: Pascal Leclaire returned from a neck injury.
Florida: After a freak accident where Richard Zednik’s neck was slashed by Olli Jokinen’s skate, George Richards of the Miami Herald writes that Zednik was resting comfortably in a Buffalo hospital Sunday night. (more…)
Los Angeles: Brad Stuart is day-to-day with an illness… Recalled Kevin Dallman from Manchester.
Montreal: Jon Gleed was assigned to Cincinnati of the ECHL… Recalled Ryan O’Byrne from Hamilton.
Philadelphia: Braydon Coburn is day-to-day with a lower body injury… In Sunday’s loss to the Penguins, Simon Gagne suffered another concussion on a hit by Jordan Staal, writes Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more…)
Pittsburgh: Marc-Andre Fleury was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for conditioning and Ryan Stone was also assigned to the AHL affiliate.
St. Louis: Keith Tkachuk is day-to-day with the flu… Martin Rucinsky returned after missing 17 games with a separated shoulder.
Tampa Bay: Oren Koules’ attempt to buy the Lightning has hit another snag as explained by Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune. (more…)
Toronto: Mark Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun writes about Steven Stamkos and his dream to play for the Maple Leafs. (more…)
Washington: John Erskine is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
What’s on tap…
Phoenix at Dallas, 7:00 p.m.
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