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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 17

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Yesterday’s Action…

New York Islanders 3, New Jersey 1

- Rick DiPietro made 37 saves and Bill Guerin scored twice.

Florida 3, Philadelphia 5

- Daniel Briere scored twice and Kimmo Timonen had three points.

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

- Petr Prucha had a goal and an assist and Henrik Lundqvist had 23 saves.

St. Louis 1, Chicago 6 (story/highlights)

- Dustin Byfuglien had three points and Patrick Lalime made 32 saves.

Calgary 3, Minnesota 2 (SO) (story/highlights)

- Jarome Iginla scored the shootout-winner and Miikka Kiprusoff had 29 saves.

News and Views…

Rob Ramage will be sentenced for a drunk driving accident that killed Keith Magnuson. (more...)

The NHL, NHLPA and IIHF discussed a new transfer agreement Wednesday. (more...)

Anaheim: The Ducks season has completely turned around since Scott Niedermayer returned, writes Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times. (more...)

Atlanta: Returned from an illness and assigned to Chicago of the American League… Despite all the trade rumors, Craig Custance of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution says Marian Hossa would like to remain a Thrasher. (more...)

Boston: Recalled Pascal Pelletier from Providence.

Dallas: Assigned Tom Wandell and recalled Brandon Crombeen.

Detroit: To keep a strong local fan base, the Red Wings have to make a few changes, writes Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press. (more...)

Los Angeles: Assigned Peter Harrold to Manchester.

Minnesota: Branko Radivojevic returned from a sore neck… Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t supposed to start against Calgary Wednesday, but a tweak in Josh Harding’s groin gave him a surprise start, writes John Shipley of the Minnesota Pioneer Press. (more...)

Montreal: The Canadiens sent Carey Price down to the American League to help his confidence, but his last start he was yanked after allowing five goals on 13 shots, writes Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette. (more...)

The quiet Dan Hamhuis is becoming a leader for the Preds, writes Jessica Hopp of the Tennessean. (more...)

New Jersey: John Madden is day-to-day with an ankle injury… Recalled Barry Tallackson from Lowell.

New York Islanders:
Assigned Jeff Tambellini and Justin Bourne to Bridgeport… Aaron Johnson returned from a sprained right knee and was assigned to the AHL.

New York Rangers: Brendan Shanahan and Sean Avery returned to the lineup.

Ottawa: Ilya Zubov was assigned to Binghamton… If the Thrashers decide to move Marian Hossa, expect the Senators to offer a package including Ray Emery, writes Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. (more...)

Philadelphia: Rory Fitzpatrick is sidelined indefinitely with a sports hernia… Joffrey Lupul has been cleared for a light workout after suffering a concussion, writes Ed Barkowitz of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (more...)

Pittsburgh: After six weeks, Marc-Andre Fleury is still not close to a return from a high ankle sprain, writes Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (more...)

Tampa Bay: GM Jay Feaster said head coach John Tortorella’s job is not in jeopardy and that any problems with the team are his responsibility, writes Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune. (more...)

Vancouver: Rick Rypien and Mike Brown were assigned to Manitoba, while Mason Raymond was recalled.

With Michael Nylander out for the season, Boyd Gordon will be bumped up to the second line, writes Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Toronto at Boston, 7:00 p.m.

Edmonton at Washington, 7:00 p.m.

Montreal at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.

Carolina at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.

Columbus at Phoenix, 9:00 p.m.

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

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