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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Jan. 29

Yesterday’s Action…

No Games

News and Views…

Anaheim: Teemu Selanne decided to return to the team for the rest of the season. (more...)

Atlanta: Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution weighs which Atlanta franchise is worse: The Thrashers or the basketball Hawks (more...)

Buffalo: Lindy Ruff gives new injury details, writes Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News. (more...)

Dallas: Jere Lehtinen is close to returning from a hernia that has kept him out since November, writes Tracey Myers of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. (more...)

New York Rangers: Glen Sather is looking to deal Marek Malik, writes Larry Brooks of the New York Post. (more...)

Toronto: The Leafs need to take a page out of the St. Louis Blues book when it comes to overhauling the team, writes Damien Cox of the Toronto Star. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Nashville at Boston, 7:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.

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

Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.

Phoenix at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.

St. Louis at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

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

San Jose at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.

Dallas at Vancouver, 10:00 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.

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