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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Ryan, Avalanche, Stars, Penguins, Red Wings and Maple Leafs

  • Michael Russo: The Sabres claim Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Wild.
  • Kevin Allen: Team USA GM David Poile said that Brian Burke had Bobby Ryan on his final ballot. Michael Russo: “Poile says criticism is part of what goes on behind every closed door in every managerial meeting. It just usually doesn’t get out.”
  • David Strehle: The NHL has nothing schedule at this time with regards to Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog’s hit on Flyers Michael Raffl that gave him a concussion.
  • Shelly Anderson: Both Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t play tonight. Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. It is a suspected groin injury.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Darren Helm (groin) and Johan Franzen (concussion) didn’t practice.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Neal Jokinen-Sutter-Gibbons Pyatt-Vitale-Adams Glass-Sill-Engelland/Kobasew.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Raymond-Kadri-Lupul, Kulemin-McClement-Clarkson, D’Amigo-Holland-Orr-McLaren.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Zetterberg-Alfredsson, Abdelkader-Samuelsson (holding Datsyuk’s spot)-Bertuzzi, Miller-Andersson-Tatar.