Minnesota 3, Phoenix 1 (story/highlights)
– Marion Gaborik scored his fourth goal in as many games.
Colorado 4, Edmonton 2 (story/highlights)
– Milan Hejduk and Joe Sakic each had a goal and two assists.
News and Views…
Gary Bettman said that the last time NHL players will participate in the Olympics, may be the 2010 Vancouver games. (more…)
A Missouri court begins hearing a wrongful death suit against ex-NHLer Rob Ramage. (more…)
Anaheim: Eric Stephens writes about the inconsistency that is plaguing the Ducks this season. (more…)
Atlanta: Assigned Scott Lehman to Gwinett of the East Coast League.
Buffalo: Drew Stafford returned after missing three games with a shoulder injury… Andrew Peters sat out Wednesday’s game with the flu.
Calgary: Recalled Tim Ramholt from Quad City.
Chicago: Jason Williams, Patrick Sharp and Martin Havlat returned Wednesday after missing time with injuries.
Columbus: Pascal Leclaire pulled his hamstring and will miss at least tonight’s game… Placed Jiri Novotny on injured reserve… Recalled Marc Methot and Tomas Popperle from Syracuse.
Detroit: Ted Kulfan of Detroit News discusses Kris Draper’s injury and Chris Osgood’s solid play. (more…)
Florida: George Richards writes in the Miami Herald that the Sabres may end their affiliation with Rochester of the American League, opening the door for the Panthers to take full control. (more…)
Minnesota: Pavol Demitra returned after missing nine games with a groin injury… Placed Josh Harding on injured reserve… John Shipley of twincities.com talks about Wes Walz’ mysterious leave of absence from the team, which has been for nearly a month. (more…)
Montreal: Despite being on pace for a 30-goal season, Alex Kovalev is wary of the success he’s had on the power play, writes Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette. (more…)
Nashville: John Glennon writes in the Tennessean about Radek Bonk’s emergence as a scorer. (more…)
New Jersey: Karel Rachunek and Patrick Elias returned to the lineup Wednesday.
New York Rangers: Sean Avery will undergo surgery on his left wrist after being hit by a Brendan Shanahan shot… Assigned Bruce Graham and Michael Busto to Charlotte of the ECHL. (more…)
Ottawa: Daniel Alfredsson returned to the lineup after missing a game.
Philadelphia: Signed Braydon Coburn to a two-year contract extension… Derian Hatcher returned to the lineup after missing 13 games. (more…)
Pittsburgh: In the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Keith Barnes talks about how the Penguins are spending their longest break of the season. (more…)
San Jose: Rob Davison returned after missing 12 games with a finger injury.
Tampa Bay: Filip Kuba returned after missing one game with an abdominal injury.
Toronto: Kevin McGran talks about the Leafs lack of shootout success, in the Toronto Star. (more…)
What’s on tap…
N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Nashville at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Columbus at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.