The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 24

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Yesterday’s Action…

Washington 2, Toronto 3
– Mats Sundin scored the game-winner in the final minute and Vesa Toskala made 30 saves.

Detroit 2, Anaheim 1 (story/highlights)
– Valtteri Filppula scored the game-winner and Dominik Hasek made 24 saves.

St. Louis 2, Vancouver 3 (SO)
– Mattias Ohlund scored twice and Daniel Sedin scored the shootout-winner.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Recalled Brett Stirling and Jim Slater from Chicago… Ilya Kovalchuk was suspended one game for his hit from behind on Michal Rozsival. (more…)

Buffalo: Maxim Afinogenov and Tim Connolly are frustrated about their injuries and don’t know when they’ll be back get, writes John Vogl of the Buffalo News. (more…)

Eric Nystrom returned from injury and was assigned to Quad City.

Carolina: Rachel Carter of the Raleigh News and Observer writes about the early success Sergei Samsonov has had in Carolina. (more…)

Colorado: David Jones was assigned to Lake Erie.

Mark Methot was assigned to Syracuse.

Dallas: Brandon Crombeen was assigned to Iowa.

Minnesota: John Shipley of the Minnesota Pioneer Press talks about Brian Rolston and the success he has had using the slapshot in the shootout. (more…)

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New Jersey: Cam Janssen returned after missing 48 games with a shoulder injury and assigned to Lowell for conditioning.

New York Rangers:
Brian Leetch will have his jersey retired by the New York Rangers, and is discussed in the New York Times by Lynn Zinser. (more…)

Pittsburgh: Tyler Kennedy is out indefinitely with mononucleosis.

St. Louis: Ryan Johnson is day-to-day with a foot injury… Recalled Yan Stastny from Peoria.

Toronto: A key to the new Leafs puzzle of finding a full-time GM is lawyer Gord Kirke, writes David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail. (more…)

Washington: Shaone Morrison returned from a foot injury.

What’s on tap…

N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Colorado, 9:00 p.m.
Nashville at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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