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Morning Hits: Lupul, Hockey Canadan, Waivers, Quick, Backstrom and Elliott

  • 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.
  • Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues. Jaroslav Halak is feeling better and will rejoin the team.