N.Y. Islanders 1, Boston 2 (story/highlights)
– Tim Thomas stopped 25 and Glen Metropolit scored the winner.
Washington 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT) (story/highlights)
– Nicklas Backstrom scored the winner and added two assists, while Bruce Boudreau won his first game behind Washington’s bench.
John Tavares and his agent will no longer pursue early exemption into next year’s NHL Entry Draft. (more…)
Boston: Recalled Vladimir Sobotka from Providence.
Carolina: Erik Cole returned to the lineup Friday after missing four games with a neck injury and recorded an assist… Assigned Ryan Bayda to Albany. (more…)
Columbus: Michael Peca returned after missing six games with a groin injury… Assigned Alexandre Picard to Syracuse.
Dallas: Jere Lehtinen is out indefinitely with an abdominal strain, but may not need surgery… Activated Brad Winchester from injured reserve and assigned him to Iowa.
New Jersey: Patrick Elias is day-to-day with the flu… Paul Martin returned Friday after missing three games with a lower-body injury.
New York Rangers: Martin Straka returned after missing 15 games with a broken finger.
Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson is day-to-day with a groin injury… Assigned Tomas Kudelka to Binghamton.
Philadelphia: Recalled Jesse Boulerice a day after sending him to the American League.
Phoenix: Loaned David Aebischer to Swiss team Lugano. (more…)
Tampa Bay: Paul Ranger miss one game with a shoulder injury, but returned Friday.
Vancouver: Sami Salo returned to the lineup after suffering a broken nose.
Washington: Alexander Semin is day-today with an ankle injury.
What’s on tap…
Buffalo at Montreal, 7:00 p.m.
Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Calgary at Colorado, 10:00 p.m.
Chicago at Edmonton, 10:00 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
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