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The Hockey News Daily Dish: March 18

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Ken Campbell writes an open letter to Chris Pronger in Campbell's Cuts.

Adam Proteau says, upon further review, the league should have suspended Chris Pronger for the rest of the season, in his blog.

The San Jose Sharks creep into the No. 1 spot in this week's Power Rankings.

In his blog, Mike Brophy runs down his top Hart Trophy candidates.

Yesterday’s Action…

Colorado 1, Minnesota 3 (story/highlights)

- Brent Burns had two points and Niklas Backstrom made 29 saves.

Phoenix 1, Vancouver 3

- Henrik Sedin had two goals, Daniel Sedin had two assists and Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Recalled Boris Valabik and re-assigned Dan Turple to Gwinett.

Assigned Brad Cole to Quad City.

Carolina: Recalled Jeff Hamilton and assigned Patrick Dwyer to Albany.

Colorado: Adam Foote and Peter Forsberg returned from injury.

Columbus: Pascal Leclaire is day-to-day with a head injury… Recalled Dan LaCosta.

Detroit: Assigned Mattias Ritola and Darren Helm to Grand Rapids.

Minnesota: Assigned Matt Kassian to Houston… Derek Boogaard returned from injury.

Nashville: Assigned Ryan Maki to Cincinnati.

New York Islanders: Recalled Steve Regier, Matthew Spiller and Jeremy Colliton… John Jeansonne of New York Newsday talks about Kyle Okposo getting ready for his NHL debut. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Recalled Matt Smaby.

Toronto: Recalled Alex Foster.

Vancouver: Recalled Nathan McIver.

Washington: Assigned Sean Collins to South Carolina of the ECHL.

What’s on tap…

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

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

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.

Calgary at Columbus, 7:00 p.m.

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

Washington at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.

Phoenix at Edmonton, 9:00 p.m.

San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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