Afternoon notes: Torres, Martin, Alfredsson, Vokoun, McDonald, Chaput … Markham arena … Pens, Sens and Caps lines
- Updated: April 18, 2012
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Coyotes Raffi Torres will have an in-person hearing on Friday. Suspended indefinitely.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Paul Martin is out for Game 4.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Penguins lines: Sullivan-Crosby-Dupuis; Kunitz-Malkin-Kennedy; Cooke-Staal-Tangradi; Jeffrey-Vitale-Park. Neal, Asham and Adams out.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Senators coach Paul MacLean said there is no update on Daniel Alfredsson.
- Erin Nicks of NHL.com: Senators lines: Milan Michalek – Jason Spezza – Colin Greening, Nick Foligno – Kyle Turris – Bobby Butler, Erik Condra – Zack Smith – Chris Neil, Zenon Konopka – Jim O’Brien – Jesse Winchester. Defensive Pairings: Filip Kuba – Erik Karlsson, Jared Cowen – Sergei Gonchar, Chris Phillips – Matt Carkner.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun said he had a pretty significant groin tear.
- Brian McNallty via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Laich-Johansson. Chimera-Perreault-Semin.Hendricks-Beagle-Brouwer. Knuble-Aucoin-Ward.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Markham will vote on the 19,000 seat arena proposal next week. A special general committee council on Friday at 1:30 pm and a special meeting next Thursday at 7 pm.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues forward Andy McDonald considered retiring last October due to his concussion.
“Early on, I was kind of down about my chances of getting back,” McDonald said Tuesday. “Having that (first concussion) and then going out so quickly this year after a hit that maybe wasn’t that severe – that was a red flag. So early on, I really didn’t know what was going to happen.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets forward Tomas Kubalik had should surgery, should be ready for training camp.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets are in talks with prospect Michael Chaput, who was acquired at the trade deadline from the Flyers.