News and Views…
Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty were the top-ranked North American skaters in the NHL’s Central Scouting mid-season rankings. (more…)
Anaheim: Assigned Bobby Ryan to Portland… Acquired Darryl Bootland from the Islanders and assigned him to Portland.
Buffalo: Teppo Numminen will likely miss the rest of the season as he recovers from heart surgery. (more…)
Carolina: Assigned Keith Aucoin to Albany.
Chicago: Assigned Magnus Johansson and Danny Richmond to Rockford and recalled Jordan Hendry.
Colorado: David Jones was assigned to Lake Erie… Tyler Arnason returned after missing 12 games with a wrist injury.
Columbus: Recalled Marc Methot from Syracuse… Andrew Murray is day-to-day.
Detroit: Inked Chris Osgood to a three-year contract extension. (more…)
Minnesota: Mikko Koivu is set to return for the Wild Thursday night, writes Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more…)
New York Islanders: Acquired Matthew Keith from the Ducks and assigned him to Bridgeport… Assigned Kyle Okposo to Bridgeport.
New York Rangers: Assigned Pierre Parenteau to Hartford.
Philadelphia: Assigned Ryan Potulny to the Phantoms… Simon Gagne will return after recovering from a concussion and neck injury, writes Ray Parrillo in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more…)
Pittsburgh: Though he started slow, Keith Barnes of the Pittsburgh Tribune says Darryl Sydor brings stability to the Penguins blueline. (more…)
St. Louis: Although they will make rookie mistakes, Erik Johnson and David Perron are making a significant impact on the Blues this season, writes Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat. (more…)
Toronto: Vesa Toskala returned after missing six games with a groin injury… Assigned Scott Clemmensen to the Marlies.
Vancouver: Nathan McIver was assigned to Manitoba… Roberto Luongo will skip the All-Star Game in Atlanta to spend time with his wife who is expecting child. (more…)
Washington: Alexander Semin returned after missing two games with a bruised tailbone… Eric Fehr returned after missing the start of the season with a back injury; was assigned to Hershey.
What’s on tap…
Montreal at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
New Jersey at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
Florida at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.
Toronto at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
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