Florida Panthers: Forward Kris Versteeg will NOT play tonight due to the flu. Marco Strum is expected to be back in the lineup.
Panthers forward Scottie Upshall will have sports hernia surgery tomorrow. He’ll likely be out for 2 months. Jack Skille could be back by the weekend.
Buffalo Sabres: Winger Thomas Vanek suffered an upper-body injury last night in the 1st period, and didn’t return for the 2nd. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Vanek is out at least a week.
Nashville Predators: If the Predators were to trade Ryan Suter it would take a roster player, A level prospect, B level prospect, and a 1st round pick.
Contract negotiations between Ryan Suter and the Nashville Predators are ongoing according to David Poile. Poile said he met with Suter’s agent before Tuesday’s game.
Philadelphia Flyers: May turn their attention towards Hurricanes Bryan Allen or the Canadiens Hal Gill.
Toronto Maple Leafs: Haven’t begun contract negotiations with either Mikhail Grabovski or Jonas Gustavsson. Grabovski could want $5 mil.
Colby Armstrong confirms he’ll play tonight. John-Michael Liles won’t say he’s 100% playing but he should be back.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Forward Jeff Carter on trade rumors: “Not much I can do about that. That’s something I can’t worry about or control.”
Don’t worry Jeff, you will get your wish and be out of Ohio soon enough. Maybe the Winnipeg Jets?
Minnesota Wild: Defenseman Marek Zidlicky isn’t a happy camper. He’s been scratched for 3 consecutive games. Zidlicky indicated he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause.
Dallas Stars: Have begun contract extension talks with Grossman, so he may not be available.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Have held contract extension talks with Dominic Moore’s camp. If they decide to trade him, the Penguins could be interested.
Phoenix Coyotes: Won’t be trading captain Shane Doan.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Cal O’Reilly was claimed by the Penguins on re-entry waivers.
Ottawa Senators: Are believed to be interested in Tuomo Ruutu, but the asking price is high.
LA Kings: Tuomo Ruutu and Vinny Prospal could be targeted by the Kings.
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