Morning Hits: Hanzal Fined, Lupul and Carlyle, Kabanov, Selanne and Talbot

  • NHL Player Safety: Coyotes Martin Hanzal was fined $5,000 for high-sticking Canucks David Booth.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul has had to move out of position from the left side to the right. Lupul said: “It’s been tough. Ideally, I want to play left wing. That’s where I’m much more comfortable.” Hope Smoke: Lupul and Randy Carlyle had a feud in Anaheim, and it was Carlyle who insisted that Lupul couldn’t play the left side. Carlyle wouldn’t play Lupul on the left side, and the Ducks traded to him to Leafs where he became an all-star left winger.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders have loaned Kirill Kabanov to MoDo of the SEL according to reports.
  • Eric Stephens: Looking like Ducks Teemu Selanne will not play today against the Blues. Resting Selanne in back-to-back games.
  • Gene Morris: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that Cam Talbot will start today.