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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 20

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In his Top Shelf column, Ryan Dixon gives kudos to Denis Savard for returning to the Hawks after being fired as head coach.

In his blog, Phoenix Coyotes Viktor Tikhonov writes about life as an NHL rookie.

Ryan Kennedy writes that the NHL should track puck possession time as a stat, in his blog.

In his blog, Ken Campbell writes that despite all the rumors, Brian Burke won’t necessarily trade away all the Europeans on the Leafs if he becomes their next GM.

The Top 10 counts down the best duos in the NHL.

The Fantasy Mailbag answers your questions Andy McDonald, what to do with slumping players and more.

Player News…

Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals

2008/11/20: Alexander Ovechkin powered the Capitals to a 6-4 win in Anaheim with a season-high four-point game. Out of his goal and three assists, the goal and two of the helpers all came on the power play.

Jonas Hiller, G, Anaheim Ducks

2008/11/20: After a shutout on Sunday, the Ducks started backup goalie Jonas Hiller against the Capitals on Wednesday and he was rocked for three goals on six shots before being replaced in the first period by No. 1 man Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks

2008/11/20: Ryan Getzlaf can't stop scoring for the Ducks lately. Entering Wednesday's game with 20 points in his last 11 games, he added another goal and an assist in a losing cause.

Bobby Ryan, RW, Anaheim Ducks

2008/11/20: Talented rookie Bobby Ryan had the game of his young career in a losing cause for the Ducks on Wednesday. He scored twice and added an assist against the Capitals.

Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim Ducks

2008/11/20: Young Ducks winger Corey Perry continues to be one of the NHL's hottest players over the past few weeks. With three assists on Wednesday, he has 20 points in his last 12 games.

Injury News…

Kyle Okposo, RW/LW, New York Islanders

2008/11/20: Updating a previous injury situation, New York Islanders rookie winger Kyle Okposo is now expected to miss about one week due to an arm injury. The 20-year-old freshman has five points in 18 games this year.

Jere Lehtinen, RW, Dallas Stars

2008/11/20: Dallas Stars veteran winger Jere Lehtinen is back on the shelf and is expected to miss the next 7-10 days because of an upper body injury. The 35-year-old Finn has only appeared in three regular-season games this season because of his injury woes.

Mike Green, D, Washington Capitals

2008/11/20: After scoring a goal and adding an assist in the first period, Capitals defenseman Mike Green left the game with an undisclosed injury, following a hit by Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger.

Marco Sturm, LW, Boston Bruins

2008/11/19: Veteran winger Marco Sturm sat out Boston's victory Wednesday due to an upper body injury. He had played in each of the Bruins' 18 games this year.

Andrew Ference, D, Boston Bruins

2008/11/19: Nearly a week after fracturing his right tibia, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been placed on injured reserve. After successful surgery this week, he's still expected to be out up to two months.

Rostislav Klesla, D, Columbus Blue Jackets

2008/11/19: The ankle injury that forced defenseman Rostislav Klesla out of the Blue Jackets' last two games has now put him on injured reserve. He was +2 with four points in 13 games this year on the Columbus blue line.

Chris Neil, RW, Ottawa Senators

2008/11/19: The knee injury to Ottawa Senators rugged winger Chris Neil will require surgery, according to various reports. Neil was injured last Saturday night against the New York Islanders and is expected to miss at least two weeks.

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