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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 19

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The Rumor Roundup heats up, with rumors about Hossa, Sundin, Blake, Boyle, Havlat, Campbell and Cammalleri.

The Fantasy Pool Look talks about Andrew Ladd’s increased ice time and how this will help earn him better point production.

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Yesterday’s Action…

Carolina 1, New Jersey 5 (story/highlights)

- Brian Gionta and Dainius Zubrus had two assists each and Martin Brodeur made 21 saves.

San Jose 2, New York Islanders 3

- Freddy Meyer scored the game-winner and Bill Guerin had two assists.

Detroit 4, Colorado 0 (story/highlights)

- Henrik Zetterberg had two goals, Pavel Datsyuk had three assists and Chris Osgood earned an 18-save shutout.

Phoenix 4, Los Angeles 0 (story/highlights)

- Radim Vrbata had a goal and two assists and Mikael Tellqvist stopped all 34 shots for a shutout.

News and Views…

Recalled Joe Jensen from Albany… Ray Whitney and Erik Col are day-to-day with injuries.

Assigned Mike Brodeur to Rockford… Even though he is only 19 years old, Jonathan Toews is a leader on the Hawks and the record proves it, writes Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune. (more...)

Colorado: Peter Forsberg has decided not to return, and didn’t say anything about next season, writes Adrian Dater of the Denver Post. (more...)

Dallas: Assigned Dan Jancevski to Iowa… Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News talks about Brett Hull representing the team at the GM meetings in Florida. (more...)

Detroit: The Wings played inspired hockey against the Avs after Nicklas Lidstrom went down with an injury, but they will be without their top defenseman for an indefinite period of time, writes John Niyo of the Detroit News. (more...)

Los Angeles: Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times writes about Rob Blake’s desire to play the rest of his career in a Kings uniform. (more...)

With Forsberg out of the picture, the Wild will look to fill a hole at center elsewhere by the trade deadline, writes Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. (more...)

New Jersey: Karel Rachunek is day-to-day for an undisclosed reason.

New York Islanders: Andy Sutton and Blake Comeau both left Monday’s game and did not return.

Philadelphia: Denis Tolpeko is day-to-day with a concussion… Recalled Stefan Ruzicka and Claude Giroux, while assigning Jesse Boulerice.

Pittsburgh: Jeff Taffe is day-to-day with a broken nose.

San Jose:
Dmitri Patzold was assigned to Worcester, while Mike Iggulden and Thomas Greiss were recalled.

Toronto: With Peter Forsberg off the market, the time is now for the Leafs to make a deal, writes Damien Cox of the Toronto Star. (more...)

Vancouver: Taylor Pyatt is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.

What’s on tap…

Boston at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Columbus at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Florida at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Edmonton at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.

Vancouver at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.

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

Calgary at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.

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