Afternoon Hits: Oilers-Panthers trade, Klesla, Emmerton, Steen, Clarkson, Bolland, Hamonic and Lines
- Updated: January 17, 2014
- Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers trade forwards Ryan Martindale and Derek Nesbitt to the Panthers for forwards Steve Pinizzotto and Jack Combs.
- Tim Wharnsby: Coyotes Rostislav Klesla clears waivers.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Corey Emmerton played in his 10th game and will now need to go through waivers if he’s sent back to the AHL.
- Damian Cristodero: The Lightning sent Andrej Sustr to the AHL.
- Dan Rosen: The Blues have activated Alex Steen from the IR and he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow.
- Terry Koshan: The Maple Leafs put Frazer McLaren on the IR. The Leafs also put David Clarkson on the IR. Paul Hendrick: Clarkson is out a week after having a bursa procedure on his elbow.
- David Alter: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland skated for just under 30 minutes before practice.
- Arthur Staple: Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (upper-body) returned to Long Island for further evaluation.
- ESPN Chicago: Blackhawks lines: Sharp-Toews-Hossa, Saad-Shaw-Kane, Bickell-Handzus-Versteeg, Bollig-Kruger-Smith.
- David Alter: Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Raymond-Kadri-Lupul, Ashton-Holland-Kulemin, McClement-Orr.
- Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Gerbe-J. Staal-Dwyer, Skinner-Lindholm-Ruutu, Bowman-Malhotra/Nash-Dvorak.
- Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Roussel-Seguin-Cole’ Benn-Eakin-Garbutt; Jeffrey-Fiddler-Chiasson; Horcoff-Peverly-Nichushkin.
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