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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 11

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In his Top Shelf column, Ryan Dixon writes about Mark Streit, who has now become a full-time defenseman on the Islanders.

In his blog, Ken Campbell writes that Brett Hull could soon be on his way out as co-GM of the Dallas Stars.

Ryan Kennedy writes about the blown up Tampa blueline and the many problems it is causing for the team, in his blog.

The Fantasy Mailbag answers your questions to help you adjust your team for the better before the Christmas break.

The Top 10 counts down the biggest bargains in the NHL.

Player News…

Wade Redden, D, New York Rangers

2008/12/11: Veteran defenseman Wade Redden assisted on all three Rangers goals in a 3-2 overtime victory in Atlanta Wednesday night. It was his first three-point and first plus-3 game of the season. Redden was returning from a one-game absence due to a leg injury.

Brendan Morrison, C/LW, Anaheim Ducks

2008/12/11: Once a steady 20-goal scorer, veteran forward Brendan Morrison will be lucky to net 10 this year, but he did score his third of the season during the Ducks' 4-2 victory over the Blues on Wednesday. He had gone nine games without a goal.

Teemu Selanne, RW, Anaheim Ducks

2008/12/11: Veteran sniper Teemu Selanne didn't score in the Ducks' 4-2 win over the Blues on Wednesday, but he showed off his playmaking skills with a pair of assists, both on go-ahead goals.

Chris Kunitz, LW, Anaheim Ducks

2008/12/11: Winger Chris Kunitz led the Ducks to a 4-2 victory Wednesday over the Blues with a power play goal and an empty-netter. He had four shots on goal in his first multi-goal game of the season.

Injury News…

Alexander Semin, LW/RW, Washington Capitals

2008/12/11: The Washington Capitals welcomed back three players Wednesday night at home against the Boston Bruins: Winger Alexander Semin and defensemen Tom Poti and Tyler Sloan. Semin missed 12 games due to a back injury, while Poti missed six due to a groin issue and Sloan returned after a two-game absence (foot). Also, winger Tomas Fleischmann missed the game due to a lower body injury.

Kirk Maltby, RW/LW, Detroit Red Wings

2008/12/11: Detroit Red Wings veteran winger Kirk Maltby returned to action on Wednesday at home against the Calgary Flames after a one-game absence (ankle). Maltby skated on the fourth line with Kris Draper and Tomas Kopecky, as the versatile Derek Meech was a healthy scratch.

Anton Babchuk, D, Carolina Hurricanes

2008/12/11: While defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was activated from injured reserve on Wednesday, the Hurricanes lost fellow rearguard Anton Babchuk to the injury list. Babchuk suffered an arm injury earlier in the week. Seidenberg missed four games due to a groin injury but is expected back in the lineup Thursday at Philadelphia.

Manny Legace, G, St. Louis Blues

2008/12/11: Blues goalie Manny Lagace was forced to leave Wednesday's game in Anaheim in the second period with the score tied at one after catching a knee in the head. The Blues would go on to lose 4-2 after backup Chris Mason allowed two goals on 24 shots the rest of the way.

Sergei Fedorov, C, Washington Capitals

2008/12/11: Injured Capitals forward Sergei Fedorov is finally getting close to returning to the ice after practicing with the team on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. He's played just 4:54 of one game since November 6 due to an ankle injury.

Dennis Seidenberg, D, Carolina Hurricanes

2008/12/10: Having activated him from injured reserve, the Hurricanes will have defenseman Dennis Seidenberg back on the blueline for Thursday's game against the Flyers. Before his groin injury, he was leading the 'Canes in average ice time per game.

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