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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 4

Yesterday at

In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell gives his opinion on some recent news around the hockey world.

In his blog, Adam Proteau writes about the NHL’s injury disclosure policy and senior VP of hockey ops Mike Murphy.

In his blog, Ryan Kennedy lays some wagers with readers.

Power Rankings is updated with a new team on top and the Flames catching fire.

The Rumor Roundup discusses Brendan Shanahan, Ilya Kovalchuk and Mats Sundin.

Player News…

Ryan Miller, G, Buffalo Sabres

2008/11/04: Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller recorded his second consecutive shutout on Monday, stopping all 24 shots he faced in a 2-0 win over New Jersey. The 28-year-old made 29 saves in a 5-0 win over Washington on Saturday.

Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks

2008/11/04: Ducks forwards Ryan Getzlaf (2-8-10), Corey Perry (2-7-9) and Teemu Selanne (6-3-9) were all named recipients of the NHL's First Star award for the week ending November 2. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and Flyers winger Simon Gagne were selected as the second and third stars, respectively.

Patrick Sharp, W/C, Chicago Blackhawks

2008/11/04: Blackhawks sniper Patrick Sharp scored twice and added an assist in Monday's 6-2 win over Colorado. Sharp has scored in seven of his last 10 games.

Alexander Semin, LW/RW, Washington Capitals

2008/11/04: Capitals forward Alexander Semin was named the NHL's First Star for October. The slick Russian notched eight goals and eight assists with a plus-7 rating in nine games. The NHL also named Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (8-2-1, 1.99 GAA, .928 save percentage) as the league's Second Star, and Predators defender Shea Weber the Third Star. In 10 contests, Weber collected four goals and seven helpers with a plus-5 rating.

Derek Dorsett, RW, Columbus Blue Jackets

2008/11/04: With veteran Fredrik Modin back in action for the Columbus Blue Jackets, the club has assigned fourth liner Derek Dorsett back to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch. INTEL: Dorsett should return to the NHL at some point this season, mainly since the Jackets could use his energy and toughness.

Milan Hejduk, RW, Colorado Avalanche

2008/11/04: Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk notched his eighth goal of the year in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks. After failing to score in four consecutive games, Hejduk has lit the lamp in two straight outings.

Andrew Ladd, LW, Chicago Blackhawks

2008/11/04: Chicago's Andrew Ladd chipped in a pair of goals and added a helper in Monday's 6-2 victory over the Avalanche. Monday night was an offensive explosion for Ladd after he had totaled just one goal and one assist through his first 11 contests of the year.

Adam Foote, D, Colorado Avalanche

2008/11/04: With an assist on Ben Guite's first-period goal in Monday's 6-2 loss to Chicago, Colorado's Adam Foote notched his 181st assist in an Avalanche uniform. That ties him with Sandis Ozolinsh for the franchise record for defensemen.

Mike Comrie, C, New York Islanders

2008/11/03: With two helpers in Monday's 4-3 OT win over the Blue Jackets, Islanders forward Mike Comrie has at least one point in four straight games. During that stretch he has five assists.

Trent Hunter, RW, New York Islanders

2008/11/03: New York's Trent Hunter supplied two assists in Monday's 4-3 overtime triumph over Columbus. After going pointless in three consecutive games, Hunter has two assists in two straight outings.

R.J. Umberger, W/C, Columbus Blue Jackets

2008/11/03: Columbus forward R.J. Umberger notched two third-period goals in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders. The 26-year-old has been playing well of late, scoring three goals with one assist over his past three games.

Chris Campoli, D, New York Islanders

2008/11/03: Islanders defenseman Chris Campoli scored a pair of goals, including the overtime-winner in Monday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets. They were the first two goals of the season for a guy who has had trouble with shoulder injuries over the past year.

Injury News…

T.J. Oshie, C/RW, St. Louis Blues

2008/11/04: An ankle injury has sidelined St. Louis Blues rookie forward T.J. Oshie for at least three games (and possibly more). He's listed as out indefinitely. Oshie was injured last week in a home loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Shaone Morrisonn, D, Washington Capitals

2008/11/04: The Washington Capitals may be without steady defenseman Shaone Morrisonn for Tuesday's road tilt with the Ottawa Senators. Morrisonn suffered an undisclosed injury in the team's road loss at Buffalo last Saturday.

John Zeiler, RW, Los Angeles Kings

2008/11/04:  The Los Angeles Kings have activated winger John Zeiler (groin) off injured reserve and assigned him to the AHL's Manchester Monarchs on a conditioning assignment. Zeiler missed the first 10 games of the season.

Robyn Regehr, D, Calgary Flames

2008/11/03: Defensive stalwart Robyn Regehr, who missed Sunday's game against the Ducks because of a lower body injury (knee) suffered against the Kings a day earlier, may be out of the lineup for the next 10-14 days. The Flames haven't released an official statement as of yet, but Regehr apparently had his knee looked at on Monday. Rookie Adam Pardy dressed against the Ducks in Regehr's absence, while Dion Phaneuf played almost 35 minutes!


Mats Sundin, C, Free Agent

2008/11/03: The Ducks are among the latest teams to express interest in free-agent center Mats Sundin. The big Swede is believed to be scheduled to sit down with Anaheim GM Brian Burke on either Tuesday or Wednesday. The Ducks would need to shed some significant salary in order to have a chance at signing the former Maple Leafs captain.

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