News and Views…
Anaheim: In the Los Angeles Times, Eric Stephens writes about Todd Bertuzzi’s return to Vancouver tonight for the first time since being traded from there. (more…)
Atlanta: Assigned Kari Lehtonen to Chicago for a conditioning stint and also assigned Tomas Pospisil to the Wolves.
Buffalo: Lindy Ruff is a believer in the Jaroslav Spacek-Brian Campbell pairing after putting them on the top unit Monday, writes Buffalo News’ John Vogl… Recalled Andrej Sekera from Rochester. (more…)
Calgary: David Hale has spent most of the season in the press box, but his hard-work may pay off now that Rhett Warrener is out, writes Calgary Sun’s Randy Sportak. (more…)
Carolina: Scott Walker could return within the next week after missing the last 17 games with torn cartilage in his chest.
Colorado: The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater writes that head coach Joel Quenneville is working his club hard in an attempt to get them out of their present rut. (more…)
Dallas: Since he became the all-time leader in scoring among Americans, Mike Modano has stepped up his game, writes Tracey Myers of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. (more…)
Detroit: The Detroit Free Press’ George Sipple talks about the play of Chris Osgood so far this season and what it has meant to the team. (more…)
Edmonton: Assigned Mathieu Roy to Springfield.
Florida: George Richards of the Miami Herald discusses Mike Van Ryn’s wrist injury and the depleted Panthers blueline. (more…)
Minnesota: Pavol Demitra returned to full practice Monday and is now listed as probable for Wednesday’s game against Phoenix after missing 13 of 15 with a groin injury, writes Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (more…)
Montreal: Head coach Guy Carbonneau has juggled the lines as of late and will put Guillaume Latendresse on the top line tonight against Toronto. The young winger is very excited at the opportunity writes Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette…Guy Lafleur recently suggested that the Canadiens had four fourth lines. (more…)
New Jersey: Dave Caldwell writes in the New York Times that profit and video replay is replacing hockey tradition. (more…)
New York Rangers: The team’s option on Jaromir Jagr for next season will now be based on his, and the team’s performance, meaning he could potentially be a free agent on July 1, writes Larry Brooks in the New York Post… Assigned Greg Moore to Hartford. (more…)
Ottawa: Assigned Shawn Weller to Binghamton.
Philadelphia: Tim Panaccio writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the possibility of another Flyer being suspended after Scott Hartnell ran a defenseless Andrew Alberts into the boards Monday night. (more…)
Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby and Colby Armstrong are close friends and now they will be linemates again, writes Keith Barnes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. (more…)
San Jose: Recalled Dimitri Patzold from Worcester and assigned Thomas Greiss to the American League squad.
Tampa Bay: The sale of the Lightning to Absolute Hockey Enterprises has fallen through… Recalled Craig MacDonald from Norfolk. (more…)
Toronto: According to Richard Peddie, the Leafs aren’t ready to make any sudden decisions after one bad month. (more…)
Washington: Alexander Semin and Steve Eminger both returned Monday after missing games due to injury.
What’s on tap…
Calgary at Detroit, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.