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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Oct. 30

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Player News…

Brendan Shanahan, RW/LW, Free Agent

2008/10/30: After waiting around for a deal with the Rangers that never came, free-agent forward Brendan Shanahan has told his agent to try to find him a job elsewhere, reports the New York Post. INTEL: Shanahan is understandably disappointed to be leaving Gotham. However, for the team that signs him, they'll be landing a potential 20-goal scorer and one of the game's best leaders.

Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks

2008/10/30: Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf recorded a five-assist game in the 5-4 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings. After a brutally slow start to 2008-09, the 23-year-old now has 10 points in his last four games.

Teemu Selanne, RW, Anaheim Ducks

2008/10/30: Anaheim Ducks star Teemu Selanne registered a hat trick in the team's 5-4 overtime win over Detroit on Wednesday. He doubled his goal-scoring output for the season as a result.

Pavel Datsyuk, C/LW, Detroit Red Wings

2008/10/30: Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals in a losing effort against the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday. The Russian star now has three goals and 11 points in 10 games on the season.

Brian Elliott, G, Ottawa Senators

2008/10/30: With Martin Gerber's leg injury healing properly, the Ottawa Senators have assigned third-string netminder Brian Elliott back to the American League's Binghamton Senators. Gerber will be Alex Auld's backup at Florida on Thursday.

Mitch Fritz, LW, New York Islanders

2008/10/30: For the second time this season, the New York Islanders have recalled tough guy Mitch Fritz from the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He has yet to appear in a game with the Isles this season.

Alexander Vasyunov, LW, New Jersey Devils

2008/10/30: The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian winger prospect Alexander Vasyunov and assigned him to the AHL's Lowell Devils. INTEL: A second-round pick in 2006 (No. 58 overall), Vasyunov was with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL before signing with the Devils. Therefore, this transaction will do nothing to help NHL-KHL relations going forward.

Steve Ott, W/C, Dallas Stars

2008/10/30: After missing three games due to a groin injury, Dallas Stars agitator Steve Ott returned to action on Wednesday against Minnesota. Replacing the injured Joel Lundqvist (shoulder) in the Stars lineup, Ott registered his first goal of the season.

Tobias Stephan, G, Dallas Stars

2008/10/30: Rookie Dallas netminder Tobias Stephan notched the first win of his career on Wednesday, allowing two goals on 21 shots in a 4-2 victory over Minnesota. INTEL: With starting goalie Marty Turco struggling, Stephan could see a little more action in the short term.

Matt Stajan, C/LW, Toronto Maple Leafs

2008/10/30: Toronto's Matt Stajan continued his hot play on Wednesday, scoring twice and adding an assist in a 6-5 shootout win over New Jersey. INTEL: Stajan has fit in well centering the Maple Leafs' top line between Alexei Ponikarovsky and Nik Antropov. In his past four games, he has three goals and three assists. It looks early-season time in coach Ron Wilson's doghouse has gotten the message across.

Andrew Brunette, LW/RW, Minnesota Wild

2008/10/29: Wild forward Andrew Brunette scored his fourth goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Stars. Marc-Andre Bergeron scored Minnesota's other goal. INTEL: Playing on the Wild's top line with Finns Mikko Koivu and Antti Miettinen should help Brunette put up consistent numbers this season.

Injury News…

Brad May, LW, Anaheim Ducks

2008/10/30: Anaheim Ducks veteran forward Brad May was helped off the ice with a lower body injury in Wednesday's overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings. He is considered day to day.

Gregory Campbell, C/W, Florida Panthers

2008/10/30: Florida Panthers center Gregory Campbell is currently sidelined by a hip flexor that has forced him out of the lineup for the last two games. He remains day to day.

Roman Hamrlik, D, Montreal Canadiens

2008/10/30: Montreal Canadiens defenseman Roman Hamrlik will be a game-time decision for Thursday's road game at Minnesota. Hamrlik stopped a shot with his foot in Tuesday's home shootout win over Carolina.

Stephen Weiss, C, Florida Panthers

2008/10/30: Florida Panthers center Stephen Weiss is currently battling a groin injury. He missed the club's previous contest against St. Louis and remains day to day.

Steve Ott, W/C, Dallas Stars

2008/10/30: After missing three games due to a groin injury, Dallas Stars agitator Steve Ott returned to action on Wednesday against Minnesota. Replacing the injured Joel Lundqvist (shoulder) in the Stars lineup, Ott registered his first goal of the season.

Bryan McCabe, D, Florida Panthers

2008/10/29: The Miami Herald reports that injured Panthers defenseman Bryan McCabe has been back skating this week. The veteran blueliner has been sidelined since injuring his back in the team's first game of the season. INTEL: McCabe won't be back in the lineup this weekend, but a return in time for next week's road trip out west is said to be a possibility.

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