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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 20

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Yesterday’s Action…

Buffalo 2, New York Islanders 1 (story/highlights)

- Maxim Afinogenov scored the game-winner and Ryan Miller made 42 saves.

Los Angeles 2, Detroit 6 (story/highlights)

- Niklas Kronwall had three assists and Dominik Hasek stopped 18 shots.

Nashville 2 , Chicago 5

- Robert Lang had two goals and Martin Havlat had three assists.

Colorado 1, Anaheim 2

- Chris Pronger and Mathieu Schneider scored for the Ducks, while Jonas Hiller had to make only 11 saves.

News and Views…

Boston: Shawn Thornton is day-to-day with a foot injury… Patrice Bergeron did a very light workout Wednesday, and believes he’ll be back at some point this season, writes Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. (more...)

Buffalo: Assigned Andrej Sekera to Rochester as Dmitri Kalinin returned from a knee injury.

Calgary: Adam Pardy was assigned to Quad City.

Carolina: David Tanabe and Chad LaRose are day-to-day with concussions… Craig Adams was suspended two games for hitting Toronto’s Alex Steen with his stick Tuesday night. (more...)

Colorado: Ryan Smyth is day-to-day with a sore neck and Jordan Leopold is out with a leg injury… Recalled Cody McLeaod.

Columbus: Assigned Derek MacKenzie to Syracuse… Fredrik Norrena is surprisingly intense and isn’t afraid to let his teammates know when something is wrong, writes Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch. (more...)

Dallas: Recalled Mark Fistric from Iowa.

Detroit: Assigned Mart Hartigan to Grand Rapids… Kris Draper returned from a sprained left knee.

Assigned Jonas Almtorp to Stockton of the East Coast League.

Ville Peltonen will be out until late January with a foot injury.

New York Islanders:
Chris Simon was suspended 30 games for stomping in Jarkko Ruutu’s leg Saturday… Kyle Okposo leaves the University of Minnesota to join the New York Islanders. (more...)

Philadelphia: Assigned Alexandre Picard to the Phantoms.

Pittsburgh: Recalled Jeff Taffe from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Ryan Malone left the team to seek treatment of an infected cut on his leg… Prospect Angelo Esposito is making progress the Pens are happy with, writes Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. (more...)

San Jose: Jeremy Roenick could return to the lineup Thursday.

Tampa Bay: Assigned Andy Rogers and Ryan Munce to Norfolk… Recalled Jay Leach and Karri Romo from Springfield.

Toronto: Damien Cox of the Toronto Star writes the NHL just pretends to hate fighting. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Pittsburgh at Boston, 7:00 p.m.

Montreal at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.

Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

Detroit at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

Dallas at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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