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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 15

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Yesterday’s Action…



New York Rangers 1, Pittsburgh 4
(story/highlights)

- Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick and Ty Conklin made 43 saves.

News and Views…

Jeff Friesen was signed by Lake Erie of the American League.

Anaheim: Recalled Drew Miller from Portland.

Boston: Marc Savard was named an All-Star replacement for the injured Dany Heatley and is discussed by Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. (more...)



Buffalo:
Brian Campbell won’t discuss a contract negotiation until after the season, writes John Vogl of the Buffalo News. (more...)

Calgary: As discussed by Jean Lefebvre in the Calgary Herald, Curtis Joseph signed with the Flames. (more...)

Carolina: Niclas Wallin is day-to-day with the flu.

Columbus: Fredrik Modin could return this week writes Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch. (more...)



Los Angeles:
Recalled Teddy Purcell and Peter Harrold from Manchester.

Nashville: Recalled Rich Peverley from Milwaukee.

Pittsburgh: Tyler Kennedy returned after missing three games with an illness.

St. Louis: Recalled Marek Schwarz from Peoria and assigned Hannu Toivonen.



Toronto:
Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star writes John Ferguson’s days are numbered as GM. (more...)



Washington:
The emergence of Mike Green as a solid defenseman has to do with the help of his partner Shaone Morrison, and vice versa, writes Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.

Ottawa at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Vancouver at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.

Carolina at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

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

Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Calgary at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.

San Jose at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 10:00 p.m.

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