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Posts Tagged Michal Neuvirth
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Sources saying that Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill will replace GM Joe Nieuwendyk in Dallas. Andy Strickland: Confirms reports that Nill will replace Nieuwendyk.
- Erik Erlendsson: Erlendsson doesn’t see the Lightning buying out Ryan Malone or Teddy Purcell. Trading Malone is a possibility.
- The Fourth Period: It’s thought that the Flames were close to trading Cory Sarich at the deadline. Teams also called about Lee Stempniak, Curtis Glencross and Alex Tanguay. GM Jay Feaster has indicated that he isn’t really interested in trading Glencross. If Miikka Kiprusoff retires, the Flames will be on the lookout for a new No.1 goalie.
- Mike Vogl: The Capitals signed Michal Neuvirth to a 2-year, $5 million extension. He’ll earn $2.4 million next year, and $2.6 million the following year.
- Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau won’t name is starting goalie for Game 1, but added that he’s known who it will be for awhile.
- Andi Petrilli: (Canucks lose 7-2, 6 goals in the third) Canucks Roberto Luongo was off the ice, undressed, showered and out of the arena in 12 minutes. Jason Botchford: “I’m not sure how furious Luongo is. He should be used to getting hung out there and embarrassed by now.”
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets have nine RFAs, including: Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little. Wiebe thinks they should lock up Bogosian to a max-length eight year deal worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $48 to 50 million.
“You never know. It’s a negotiation. It’s not something that usually happens overnight. “I don’t really know what I’m expecting as far as how smooth or how not smooth it’s going to go,” said Bogosian. “Yeah, I’ve really kind of settled in here and I’ve enjoyed my time. Whether it’s two years, eight years or 10 years, I’m going to enjoy playing here.
“I’m looking forward to that next step. I want to be part of the solution moving forward, as far as getting in the playoffs and winning a championship.”
Wheeler will be looking for a raise from his $2.55 million, and could get a long-term deal.
Little should get a multi-year deal for more than the $3 million he was making.
Alex Burmistrov is an interesting case, as some think he could bolt for the KHL or could use a fresh start with a new organization.
- Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres Thomas Vanek has thought that Friday’s game could have been his last in a Sabres uniform.
“Let’s be honest,” Vanek said. “I’m not stupid. I know I have a year left and they can probably deal me for prospects, young guys, whatever else is out there. Yeah, I’ve thought about it. If it looks like it’s a long rebuild, then it probably makes sense for both parties to move on.”
“I don’t know what the plan is,” Vanek said. “If they’re turning it over to the younger guys, it’s a turnover. Or are they going to build around us again? It’s all speculation at this point because you guys don’t know and I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Sabres Ryan Miller also realizes that his days could be number.
“Around this stage of a contract, you have to be realistic,” Miller said. “In the last year of your deal, if you’re not part of the plan, you become an asset that’s tradable. So I’m just trying to stay open to coming back and trying to stay excited about playing hockey games in the NHL if it’s not going to work out.”
Roster and Goalie Notes: Senators, Canes, Bruins, Pens, Leafs, Canucks, Devils, Caps, Panthers, Blues and Predators
- Darren Dreger: Senators confirm that Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup tonight. Sidney Crosby is having more dental work done today.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Alexander Semin has a concussion.
- Boston Bruins: Nathan Horton not on the ice today. Last update, still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Will DePaoli: Penguins Paul Martin is with the team. Pittsburgh Penguins: Martin won’t play tonight, but is hopeful for Saturday. Penguins: Brooks Orpik (lower-body), Joe Vitale (lower-body) and Sidney Crosby (dental work), remained in Pittsburgh. James Neal and Martin are back to full practice, but won’t play tonight.
- Michael Traikos: Looking like both Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren won’t play tonight for the Maple Leafs. Chris Johnston: McLaren has some neck soreness.
- Farhan Lalji: Canucks Keith Ballard will play forward tonight.
- Andrew Gross: Jared Staal will be on a line with Jordan Staal and Tuomo Ruutu.
- Bruce Garrioch: Senators lines: Greening-Smith-Alfredsson; Michalek-Turris-Conacher; Condra-Zibanejad-Silfverberg; Latendresse-Pageau-Neil. Brent Wallace: Defensive pairings: Methot Karlsson; Gryba Phillips; Gonchar-Cowen.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Henrique-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Zubrus-Josefson-Sullivan; Carter-Gionta-Kostopoulos.
- Randy Sportak: Flames lines: Cammalleri-Stajan-Stempniak; Baertschi-Backlund-Hudler; Byron-Horak-Cervenka; Reinhart-Jones-Jackman. Randy Sportak: Defensive pairing: Giordano-Wideman; Brodie-Cundari; Butler-Babchuk.
- Stephen Whyno: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals.
- Steve Goldstein: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers tonight.
- Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues, with Jaroslav Halak backing him up.
- Randy Sportak: Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames.
- Preds Radio: Chris Mason will start in net for the Predators.
- Mike Morreale: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- The Fourth Period: Coyotes GM Don Maloney would move Keith Yandle if he received the right offer, and Shane Doanis the only untouchable.
“Our game plan has been the same. We’re driven to get into the playoffs,” Maloney said, while speaking Saturday afternoon on The Fourth Period LIVE on NHL Network Radio.
“Other than Shane Doan, there’s nobody that we wouldn’t trade if the deal was right for us. Some players obviously more than others.”
It’s possible that the Coyotes are buyers and sellers at the deadline. Maloney added that he’s mainly talked to Eastern Conference teams about trades. The Coyotes are not close to re-signing goalie Mike Smith.
”The long and short of it is until we have out ownership settled, to look a contract that is of the term and the dollar amount that (Smith) certainly has in his mind, I’m just not comfortable looking at that until you have an ownership in place, you sit down, you look at what your budgets are going to be, and how you can structure a team going forward,” Maloney admitted.
“We would like to retain Mike, that would be our goal, but we’re certainly not in a position to do that now. The sooner our ownership gets settled, the better for everybody.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smidis looking for a long-term deal.
“I’d like a five years, around that term. Yeah five years at $3.5 million (a season), that would be nice. I’d be more than happy with that. Obviously you look around and see what other guys are making,” said Smid,
“I do think we’re getting closer (to a deal). Negotiations are pretty good right now. We have three days left and I’m really hopeful we’ll get a deal done. Obviously we have to have something done by Wednesday. I would hate to be traded. We have a great thing going on now and I’d hate to leave.”
The Oilers have come up recently in with their offers. Oilers GM Steve Tambellini will also have to decide what to do with their other UFAs: Ryan Whitney, Ryan Jones, Mark Fistric and Nikolai Khabibulin.
Whitney on trade talk,
“I’m trying not to think of things (trade destinations), but you hear things. If I don’t get traded, they want me here, I think. If I do get traded, it means another team wants me. It’s a win-win,” he said.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers would consider drafting Aleksander Barkov with their first pick, but they’d need to get into the top five to do so. Canucks Roberto Luongo turns 34 on Thursday. Matheson can’t see them getting more than a 2nd round pick and a prospect for Luongo. They might be able to get Tyler Bozak from the Maple Leafs or they might have to take on someone’s mistake. Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis is available.
- Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: The emergence of Braden Holtby doesn’t necessarily mean that Michal Neuvirth is on the block at the trade deadline according to Capitals GM George McPhee.
NHL Rumors III: Backups that could be available, Neuvirth, Ribeiro rejects offer, Sharks and Predators
- Justin Goldman of NHL.com: Goldman lists 5 backups who could be moved by the deadline.
1. Jonathan Bernier (LA): 7-2-0 with a 1.94 and .923 SV%.
2. Michal Neuvirth (WSH): Only five appearances since Feb. 1st. Career 53-35-10 record, 2.68 GAA and .908 SV%
3. Ben Bishop (OTT): The Senators will be back to the three-headed monster when Craig Anderson returns. Could dangle Bishop for help up-front. Has a 2.54 GAA and .923 SV% in 11 games this season.
4. Steve Mason (CBJ): The more Sergei Bobrovsky plays, the lower Mason’s value gets. Will be a free agent and likely not qualified by the Blue Jackets.
5. Nikolai Khabibulin (EDM): The 40-year just posted a 43-save shut. He can still play despite and age and health. A good mentor for a young starter. Has won a Stanley Cup before. The Blue Jackets and Capitals could value someone like Khabibulin.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals Michal Neuvirth is set to be a restricted free agent after the season. He hasn’t played much and isn’t focusing on being traded at the deadline.
“I’m not worried about these things if something’s going to happen, if not. I’m just practicing hard to be ready,” Neuvirth said. “It’s my goal to be No. 1 — if not here, maybe somewhere else. Now I am here and I am focusing on playing for Capitals right now.”
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals Mike Ribiero has made it known that he’s looking for a four or five year deal, so it’s not much of surprise that he turned down a 3-year, $14 million offer, according to Renaud Lavoie of RDS.
“I can put things in different places at the right time,” Ribeiro said Thursday. “I don’t think about it before the game or during the next few days or so. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. So we’ll see what this week brings us and then we’ll go from there.”
- Pierre LeBurn of ESPN: Ryane Clowe might be dealt by the deadline, but the Sharks aren’t giving up on the playoffs.
“We just feel like we’re still going to make the playoffs, to be honest with you,” captain Joe Thornton told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “We feel like we have a real good team still. There’s no reason for us not to make the playoffs. We’re sitting in eighth right now. We think if we take care of business at home right now we’ll be in.”
Sharks pending UFA Michal Handzus could also be on the move. When looking at what the Sharks might do in the offseason, it’s fair to ask where Joe Thornton fits in. The 33-year old has one year left at $7 million.
“Yeah, but you’re so caught up in the moment right now. You can’t think about tomorrow,” said Thornton. “We’ll wait and see. Right now I’m just focused on the next game.”
What are the Predators plans for the trade deadline?
“I’m day-to-day,” said Poile with a chuckle in a conversation with ESPN.com on Wednesday. “Call me after all the games are over on the night of April 2. It’ll be a touch bit clearer.”
“This 48-game schedule is not normal. Everything about it is not normal. The condensed schedule, the travel, especially for us in the West, it’s all different,” said Poile. “And consequently I have to imagine the trade deadline is different. …
“Maybe for the majority of teams, status quo might be a good position to be in come the trading deadline, based on the closeness of the races.”
The Predators could use scoring help, and have been linked to Stars Derek Roy.
Lines, Parings and Starting Goalies: Penguins, Devils, Hurricanes, Panthers, Islanders, Lightning and Capitals
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Dupuis Bennett-Jeffrey-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams. Defensive pairing: Orpik-Martin Niskanen-Letang Engelland-Despres Eaton-Bortuzzo.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Defensive pairings and goalies: Salvador-Zidlicky; Greene-Larsson; Volchenkov-Harrold; Tallinder-Fayne. Goalies: Hedberg, Kinkaid.
- Chip Alexander viat twitter: Hurricanes defensive pairings: Harrison-Sangs; Murphy-Gragnani: Corvo-Faulk.
- Steve Goldstein via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers tonight against the Penguins.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Cam Ward is the first off the ice and likely starter against the Capitals tonight.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning tonight.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in today for the Capitals. Michal Neuvirth will start in net on Wednesday.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild rookie, Charlie Coyle found himself practicing on a line with Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise. Dany Heatley was moved to the second line of Matt Cullen and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Devin Setoguchi and Mikael Granlund were rotating spots on the 3rd line with Kyle Brodziak and Cal Clutterbuck. Granlund likely the odd man out. Torrey Mitchell is back with Zenon Konopka and newly acquired Mike Rupp.
- John Lu via twitter: Bruins lines: Campbell – Bergeron – Seguin; Lucic – Krejci – Horton; Bourque – Kelly – Peverley; MacDermid – Spooner – Tardif.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-Arcobello-Eberle, Yakupov-Gagner-Hemsky, Hordichuk-Smyth-Petrell, Hartikainen-Lander-Paajarvi. Potter/Whitney both in. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been banged up in the last couple games. He left in OT in 2 games last week.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Morrow-Benn-Jagr, Eriksson-Roy-Ryder, Smith-Eakin-Vincour, Nystrom-Fiddler-Roussel. Defensive pairings at morning skate: Dillon-Robidas, Goligoski-Daley, Oleksiak-Larsen.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tomorrow against the Hurricanes.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals tomorrow against the Penguins.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild tomorrow against the Canucks.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Hearing that Sergei Bobrovsky is the probable start for the Blue Jackets tomorrow against the Flames.
Lines and Starting goalies: Caps, Sens, Devils, Habs, Flames, Lightning, Flyers, Wings, Leafs, Isles, Sabres and Panthers
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Wolski-Ribeiro-Ovechkin, Chimera-Backstrom-Brouwer, Johansson-Crabb-Ward, Hendricks-Beagle-Fehr. Defensive pairings: Alzner-Green, Poti-Carlson, Schultz-Kundratek.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Zibanejad-Turris-Alfredsson, Michalek-Smith-Silfverberg, Greening-Regin-Neil, Condra-Da Costa-O’Brien.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Zubrus-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Josefson-Butler. Extras: Matteau, Darche. Defensive pairings and goalies: Salvador-Fayne; Greene-Larsson; Volchenov-Zidlicky; Tallinder-Harrold. Goalies; Brodeur, Hedberg.
- John Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty – Desharnais – Cole; Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta; Prust – Galchenyuk – Gallagher; Moen – Eller/White – Armstrong. Defensive pairings: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Diaz; Bouillon – Subban; Kaberle – Weber.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames lines: Cammalleri-Tanguay Iginla-Cervenka Stajan Hudler-Glencross Backlund Stempniak-Begin Jones Comeau- Tim Jackman Out.
- Adam Kimelman via twitter: Lightning lines: Malone-Stamkos-St. Louis, Conacher-Lecavalier-Purcell, Thompson-Hall-Crombeen, Pouliot-Pyatt-Labrie. Tyrell out. Defensive pairings: Hedman-Salo, Carle-Brewer, Aulie-Lee. Bergeron out.
- Wayne Fish via twitter: Flyers defensive pairings: Timonen-Schenn, Coburn-Gervais, Foster-Grossmann.
- George Sipple via twitter: Tomas Tatar will be on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings tonight against the Flames.
- Chuck Gormley via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals against the Maple Leafs.
- Kevin McGran via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start net in net for the Maple Leafs.
- Dave Isaac via twitter: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders against the Penguins.
- John Vogl via twitter: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres against the Senators.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
- Adam Kimelman via twitter: Andres Lindback will start in net for the Lightning.
- TSN: Craig Custance of ESPN reported that Canucks GM Mike Gillis reached out to Capitals GM George McPhee to let him know that it wasn’t his intention to cause a distraction involving Roberto Luongo and the Capitals. McPhee said: ”That’s a first-class thing to do.”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Capitals haven’t spoken with the Canucks about Luongo and have no appetite to do so. The Capitals wouldn’t entertain a contract like Luongo’s. Though their goaltending hasn’t been sharp, they will ride it out with Neuvirth and Holtby for now. McKenzie notes that the Canucks aren’t going to trade Cory Schneider.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Luongo on Gillis being in Washington: “I really don’t have any comment about it. Mike hasn’t approached me with anything in regards to that I’m not going to speculate. I don’t want it to be a distraction. It will only hurt my game and my teammates.”
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Luongo to the Capitals has been shot down by several people, but a sources see’s the Capitals as a good landing spot for Luongo.
“I could see that as a fit. You need a veteran guy and the young goalies need to learn from him,” said an NHL source. “Both young goalies [in Washington] are pretty good but it’s hard to win with a young goaltender.”
“It would be an upgrade,” said the source of Luongo in Washington. “As much as he’s been criticized, he is a pretty good goalie. He’s a veteran guy who knows how to prepare.”
This type of trade would be easier to do for the Capitals than adding a scoring winger and top 4 defenseman if Dmitry Orlov is going to be out a long period of time. It is still in the best interest for the Canucks to trade Luongo this season, getting the best possible return for him. In the meantime, they get the benefit of being able to send out one of two, high-end goalies every game.
- Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: Cory Schneider’s agent, Mike Liut:
“Our concern is we were hoping that this would be the year that Cory would play 75 per cent of the games,” Liut said in a phone interview Monday from his Michigan office.
“We are only interested in resolution, we are not going to get into the finger-pointing game and to that end you have to take a step back and you have to give them latitude to make a business decision.”
“Is Roberto going to be there all year?” Liut said. “It’s certainly looking like he’s going to be or both will be there until the (April 3) trade deadline. What happens after that, we’ll have to react to that. But my concern is in the obvious, we have a 48-game season and you’ve got two goalies of their stature.”
“It was within the realm of possibility for a variety of reasons, one of which is trading a player of Roberto’s stature is never an easy trade because of the consideration of what you are expecting to come back,” Liut said Monday.
“He’s an elite player in the league. Then there’s another layer with his contract and yet another layer with the new collective bargaining agreement … It’s just not an easy contract to trade. I think it’s doable, but it isn’t an easy trade. So am I surprised? I am too pragmatic to be surprised. I kind of subscribe to the best laid plans (go awry) adage, you know.”
“If they are both there for the entire season, and it’s a 48-game season, and Roberto plays 40 games, that’s a disaster,” Liut said. “That’s an extreme and I don’t think that’s going to happen, but certainly the sooner the better.
“Vancouver has a decision to make with their goaltending, everybody knows that. We don’t need to add more to it than that. Everyone wants it resolved and if it can get resolved that will be better for everybody.”
Lines and Starting goalies: Flyers, Penguins, Stars, Capitals, Islanders, Devils, Blues, Avalanche, Maple Leafs
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers lines: Briere-G-Simmonds; Read-Couts-Knuble; McGinn-Schenn-Vor; Fed-Talb-Rinaldo.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins lines: Tangradi-Crosby-Dupuis, Jeffrey-Malkin-Neal, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Vitale-Adams.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars lines: Eriksson-Benn-Jagr; Whitney-Eakin-Ryder; Nystrom-Fiddler-Vincour; Morrow-Roussel-Garbutt. Defensive pairings: Dillon-Robidas; Rome-Daley; Oleksiak-Goligoski; Benn-Larsen.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Beagle-Crabb, Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward, Hendricks-MJ90/Perreault-Fehr.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils tonight.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Brian Elliott will start for the Blues [today] and Jaroslav Halak will start on Friday.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Pretty sure that J.S. Giguere will start in net for the Avalanche [today] against the Flames.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals.
- James Mirtle via twitter: James Reimer will start in for the Maple Leafs against the Capitals.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Tomas Vokoun was the first goalie off the ice for the Penguins and likely starter.
Lines and Starting goalies: Capitals, Maple Leafs, Stars, Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Avalanche and Bruins
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Beagle-Crabb, Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward, Hendricks-Perreault/Johansson-Fehr.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, McClement-Grabovski-Kulemin, Frattin-Kadri-Komarov, Brown-Steckel-Orr. MacArthur missing. Defensive pairings: Phaneuf-Kostka; Gunnarsson Komisarek; Liles-Franson; Gardiner-Fraser.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines this morning: Eriksson-Benn-Jagr, Whitney-Eakin-Ryder, Nystrom-Fiddler-Vincour, Morrow-Wandell-Garbutt. Defensive pairings: Dillon-Robidas, Jordie Benn-Daley, Goligoski-Larsen. Interesting switches there. Derek Roy, out with a groin injury, is not on the trip. Rich Evans via twitter: Jamie Benn’s visa was settled, he’ll be playing tonight.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Blue Jackets. Columbus Dispatch: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight.
- Dave Vest via twitter: Chad Johnson will start in net for the Coyotes tonight against the Predators.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals tomorrow. His fourth straight start.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche tonight against the Oilers.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Bruins against the Hurricanes.
Quick hits: Audio, Subban-Habs talking today, Kubina, Henrique, Flyers, Hovinen, Leafs and Jets lines and starting goalies
- Globe and Mail Audio:Eric Duhatschek, James Mirtle and Darren Yourk – TV numbers, Zajac and Lupul contracts, Subban trade speculation and Gretzky’s future.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Critical in-person meeting this morning between the Canadiens management and P.K. Subban’s Newport group. An offer must now start around Jamie Benn’s $26 million contract to have chance.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: UFA defenseman Pavel Kubina’s agent said they are considering 3 NHL offers.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Adam Henrique is on the ice with the team today. He’s still recovering from surgery on his left thumb.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: Ducks have reassigned defenseman Sami Vatanen to the AHL.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Defenseman Andreas Lilja will be with the Flyers this weekend in Florida. No news on Andrej Meszaros yet. Sarah Baicker via twitter: Meszaros updated coming later today. He had his arm in a sling last night.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Oilers claim goalie Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Flyers. The Jets place Mark Dekanich on waivers.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: MacArthur-Bozak-Kessel, JVR-Grabo-Kulemin, Steckel-Kadri-Frattin, Brown-McClement-Orr. Looks like Komarov missing.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Jets lines: Ladd-Antropov-Little Kane-Jokinen-Wheeler Ponikarovsky-Burmistrov-Wellwood Wright-Slater-Thorburn. Defensive pairings: Enstrom-Byfuglien Stuart-Hainsey Clitsome-Postma
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Anders Lindback will be in net for the Lightning tonight. Defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron back in the lineup.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils tonight.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will be in net for the Capitals against the Devils tonight.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Tuukka Rask appears to be getting his fourth straight start in net against the Islanders tonight.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- Bruce Brothers of the Pioneer Press: Josh Harding will start in net for the Wild tonight.
- Dave Feschuk via twitter: Maples Leafs lines: Bozak-MacArthur-Kessel. Grabo-Kulemin-JVR. Kadri-Komarov-Lupul. McClement-Brown-Orr.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Tangradi-Malkin-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams (Jeffrey).
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Michalek-Spezza-Silfverberg, Latendresse-Turris-Alfredsson; Greening-Smith-Neil; O’Brien-Regin-Condra. Defensive pairings: Methot-Karlsson, Gonchar-Phillips, Wiercioch-Benoit.
- New York Islanders via twitter: Islanders lines: Moulson-Tavares-Okposo, Grabner-Nielsen-Boyes, Ullstrom-Aucoin-McDonals, Martin-Cizikas-Reasoner-Boulton.
- Iain MacIntyre via twitter: Corey Schneider will be starting for the Canucks tonight.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins. Rob Longley via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for Maple Leafs.
- Wayne Scanlan via twitter: Senators Craig Anderson will start in net tomorrow against the Senators.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net tomorrow for the Capitals.