Morning Hits: Giordano, Couture/Nash, Guenin, Urbom, Brule, Lindholm, Pearson, Dumba and Brodeur
- Updated: January 8, 2014
- Randy Sportak: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano will be considered an injury replacement for Team Canada.
- Hope Smoke: Pierre LeBrun said that Team Canada debated till the last minute between Logan Couture and Rick Nash. Couture’s injury didn’t play a part in the decision.
- Chip Alexander: Re-scheduling with Hurricanes-Sabres will be difficult because of the Olympic year, but it will be done according to Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford.
- Adrian Dater: The Avalanche sign Nate Guenin to a two year extension.
- Tom Gulitti: The Capitals put Alex Urbom on waivers. They claimed him off waivers on Oct. 3rd from the Devils.
- Darren Dreger: Gilbert Brule has cleared waivers and his contract will be terminated.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Elias Lindholm is in Raleigh and could play on Thursday against Toronto.
- Dennis Bernstein: The Kings recall winger Tanner Pearson.
- Michael Russo: The Wild return Matt Dumba to Portland of the WHL for the remainder of the season.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils Martin Brodeur will wear all-white pads to “look bigger” in the net, and that it will be harder to see open spots.