Morning Hits: Lupul, Hockey Canadan, Waivers, Quick, Backstrom and Elliott
- Updated: January 4, 2014
- Josh Rimer: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul was fined $10,000 for his cross check on Red Wings Patrick Eaves.
- John Shannon: Hockey Canada will announce the Olympic team next Tuesday at 11 am ET.
- Renaud Lavoie: On waivers yesterday: Adam Cracknell (STL) and Mattias Tedenby (NJ).
- Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Kings Jonathan Quick will take the pregame skate today and if everything goes well, he’ll be activated from the LTIR. The Kings would send Martin Jones back to the AHL.
- Minnesota Wild: Nicklas Backstrom will start tonight for the Wild.
- Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues. Jaroslav Halak is feeling better and will rejoin the team.