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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 12

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In his blog, Rory Boylen gives thanks to Veterans on Remembrance Day.

John Grigg wonders about the Blues new marketing campaign to get crowds in the stands.

In The Hot List, a rundown of players we can’t wait to see in the NHL one day, we profile Erik Haula of Shattuck St. Mary’s.

The Fantasy Pool Look takes a peek at Chicago rookie Kris Versteeg.

News and Views…

B.J. Crombeen, RW, Dallas Stars

2008/11/12: With veteran Jere Lehtinen back in action on Tuesday, Dallas Stars rookie winger B.J. Crombeen was a healthy scratch for the first time this season against the L.A. Kings.

Sean Avery, LW/RW, Dallas Stars

2008/11/12: Dallas Stars veteran agitator Sean Avery skated on the fourth line in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss at Los Angeles. INTEL: Avery is having trouble finding his niche with the Stars, though his numbers (15 GP, 2-6-8, +4) aren't bad at all right now. Still, his game is more predicated on team success and, so far, the Stars have had problems winning games on a consistent basis. That said, don't expect Avery's demotion to be permanent.

Dustin Brown, RW, Los Angeles Kings

2008/11/12: Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown registered his sixth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Dallas Stars. Center Jarret Stoll tallied his fifth marker on the power play in the same contest.

Ville Koistinen, D, Nashville Predators

2008/11/12: Finnish defenseman Ville Koistinen scored his second goal of the season at the 2:28 mark of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 road win at San Jose Tuesday. He also registered a plus-1 rating in the contest.

Devin Setoguchi, RW/LW, San Jose Sharks

2008/11/12: Sharks speedster Devin Setoguchi earned first-star honors against Nashville on Tuesday night, registering two goals and adding an assist in the 4-3 overtime loss. Setoguchi now boasts nine goals toiling on the top line alongside Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau.

Dan Ellis, G, Nashville Predators

2008/11/12: Nashville Predators netminder Dan Ellis was brilliant in stopping 54 of 57 San Jose Sharks shots in a 4-3 overtime victory on Tuesday. Ellis now sports a 5-7-1 mark with a 3.19 goals-against average and .890 save percentage on the season.

Jarome Iginla, RW, Calgary Flames

2008/11/12: Flames forward Jarome Iginla continued his productive play on Tuesday, scoring a goal and adding two assists in a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs. The Calgary captain has four goals and four helpers over his last four contests.

Nik Antropov, RW/C, Toronto Maple Leafs

2008/11/12: Toronto's Nik Antropov scored his sixth goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Calgary. Since being forced out of last Thursday's 5-2 loss to Boston with a sore foot, Antropov has two goals and two assists in his two games since.

Dion Phaneuf, D, Calgary Flames

2008/11/12: Despite an eye injury, Flames rearguard Dion Phaneuf was in the lineup for Tuesday's tilt with the Maple Leafs. His vision didn't seem to be an issue as Phaneuf scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 win.

Injury News…

Dan Boyle, D, San Jose Sharks

2008/11/12: San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle missed Tuesday's overtime home loss to the Nashville Predators due to an undisclosed injury. He's considered day to day. Boyle was replaced by Alexei Semenov.

Mike Comrie, C, New York Islanders

2008/11/12: A hip injury forced New York Islanders center Mike Comrie to sit out Tuesday afternoon's home loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. The injury allowed 2008 first rounder Josh Bailey to make his NHL debut.

Dan Cleary, LW/RW, Detroit Red Wings

2008/11/12: The Detroit Red Wings were without winger Dan Cleary (eye) Tuesday night at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cleary was replaced in the lineup by the returning Johan Franzen. Cleary is considered day to day.

Mike Cammalleri, W/C, Calgary Flames

2008/11/12: As expected, the Calgary Flames were without forward Mike Cammalleri on Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs because of the flu. As a result, enforcer Andre Roy dressed for only the fourth time this season.

Jere Lehtinen, RW, Dallas Stars

2008/11/12: After missing the first 14 games of the regular season because of a groin injury, Dallas Stars veteran winger Jere Lehtinen returned to the lineup on Tuesday at Los Angeles and promptly scored his first goal of the season.

Daniel Briere, C/RW, Philadelphia Flyers

2008/11/12: Flyers forward Daniel Briere scored a second-period goal against the Islanders on Tuesday afternoon, but was then forced to leave the game soon after with a lower-body injury. Briere denied to the Associated Press that the new injury was related to the abdominal surgery that kept him out of the lineup for six games recently. Philadelphia won the game 3-1.

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