Afternoon Hits: Injury Updates, Line Combos and Starting Goalies
- Updated: January 28, 2014
- Chris Johnston: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos said that his leg felt “a lot better” today.
- Helene St. James: The Red Wings put Johan Franzen on the IR after he experienced some concussion symptoms.
- Bob Duff: The Red Wings activate Joakim Andersson from the IR.
- Arthur Staple: The Islanders put Travis Hamonic on the IR and recall Matt Donovan.
- Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers Vinny Lecavalier is back on the wing. Brayden Schenn is at center. Steve Downie skating with the third line. Michael Raffl moved down to the fourth line.
- Dave Isaac: Flyers Zac Rinaldo is not wearing a no-contract jersey today. Anthony SanFilippo: Rinaldo is skating but did not take part in line rushes. He could still play though.
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Mark Stone skated by himself yesterday. He’s progressing but not ready to practice with the team. Coach Paul MacLean is hopeful that Stone can return before the Olympic break.
- Don Brennan: Senators defenseman Chris Phillips suffered a minor injury and will be kept out of the lineup tonight.
- Kristen Odland: Flames Mike Cammalleri (concussion) skated this morning.
- John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty/Desharnais/Gallagher Eller/Plekanec/Gionta Leblanc/Brière/Bourque Moen/Bournival/Parros.
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin Raymond-Holland-Bodie Ashton-McClement-Orr. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Gleason-Franson, Gardiner-Rielly.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Andersson-Abdelkader, Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco, Cleary-Helm-Alfredsson, Miller-Glendening-Eaves.
- Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons, Jokinen-Malkin-Neal, Glass-Sutter-Megna, Pyatt-Adams-Engelland.
- Allen Panzeri: Senators lines: Condra-Zibanejad- Conacher Michalek-The Franchise-Greening Ryan- Turris-MacArthur Smith-Da Costa-Neil.
- Sam Carchidi: Steve Mason will start in net for the Flyers.
- David Alter: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- Joe Yerdon: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
- Don Brennan: Curtis McElhinney will start in get for the Blue Jackets.
- Ken Wiebe: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
- Katie Carrera: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.
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