Bruins' McQuaid Misses Practice Wednesday
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News: Adam McQuaid
(lower body) did not practice Wednesday.
Though Adam McQuaid
was able to skate on his own Wednesday, he left the ice prior to the start of practice. It makes a return Thursday against Edmonton seem unlikely, but the Bruins have yet to rule McQuaid out.
Avs' Hejda On Track To Return Saturday
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Avs coach Patrick Roy said Wednesday that Jan Hejda
(knee) is still on pace to return to the lineup Saturday against the Wild.
So long as Jan Hejda
continues to progress without setback, it seems likely that he'll beat the 10-14 day timetable initially set for his return from a knee sprain. Fellow blueliner Ryan Wilson (back) is also on track for a Saturday return.
Avs' Wilson Still On Pace To Return Saturday
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Avs coach Patrick Roy said Wednesday that Ryan Wilson
(back) is still on pace to return to the lineup Saturday against the Wild.
It's looking increasingly likely that Ryan Wilson
will make his return Saturday, after spending more than a month on the shelf with the back issue, so long as he avoids a setback over the rest of the week.
Sens' Cowen Suspended Two Games
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News: Jared Cowen
has been suspended two games for his hit on the Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons on Tuesday.
Upon review of the hit, the NHL Department of Player Safety has determined a two-game ban is sufficient punishment for Jared Cowen
. He'll be forced to sit Thursday and Saturday, but look for Cowen to return to action Monday against the Blues.
News: Hampus Lindholm
got an assist during the second period of a 2-1 defeat of the Wild on Wednesday.
Wednesday's assist ends a brief three-game-long pointless streak for Hampus Lindholm
Ducks' Grant Scores In Win
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News: Alex Grant
scored a goal in Wednesday's win over the Wild.
Analysis: Alex Grant
netted his second goal in his second career NHL game Wednesday night, and could be carving out a spot for himself on the Ducks blue line.
Leafs' Gardiner: Four-Game Point Streak
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News: Jake Gardiner
stretched his point streak to four games and four points (one goal, three assists) with a power-play assist in Wednesday's loss to Los Angeles. He played more than 26 minutes.
The ice time is the impressive piece for us, simply because he has struggled this season to earn the trust of coach Randy Carlyle. And sure, his time was up because Dion Phaneuf was out because of a suspension, but his coach could have rolled someone else. His stock appears to be rising.
Leafs' Franson Pots First Goal
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News: Cody Franson
(lower body) played Wednesday and scored his goal of the season in a 3-1 loss to the Kings. He returned after missing the last couple games.
The goal tied the game at one apiece in the second period and game on the power-play, where 12 of Cody Franson
's 15 points have come on the season. He's not quite scoring at the same clip he enjoyed last season, but he's still been productive enough to justify a roster spot in most fantasy formats.
News: Dylan McIlrath
was recalled from AHL Hartford on Wednesday.
The Rangers recalled Dylan McIlrath
, their former 10th overall draft pick back in 2010, to add some toughness to their defensive ranks. He was leading the AHL with 115 penalty minutes prior to his callup.
Oilers' Potter Misses Practice With Neck Soreness
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News: Corey Potter
missed practice Wednesday due to neck soreness.
The ailment sounds relatively minor, as coach Dallas Eakins indicated Corey Potter
's absence was more for maintenance purposes. It doesn't sound like Potter is in any real danger of missing Thursday's game against Boston.