Flames' Galiardi Will Play Thursday
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News: T.J. Galiardi
(back) will play Thursday against the Hurricanes, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 the FAN reports.
Back issues have sidelined T.J. Galiardi
for the past three weeks, but coach Bob Hartley said the 25-year-old will slide back into the lineup Thursday, possibly in place of Curtis Glencross. The Flames will have to officially activate Galiardi prior to the game.
News: Henrik Zetterberg
(back) was placed on long-term IR on Wednesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The herniated disc in Henrik Zetterberg
's back was initially expected to keep the 33-year-old out only two weeks or so, but he'll end up missing most, if not all, of December as a result. Even with a backdated IR stint, Zetterberg will not be eligible to return until Dec. 28. Petr Mrazek was recalled to take Zetterberg's spot on the active roster, after Jimmy Howard suffered a minor injury in Wednesday's practice.
Ducks' Winnik Credited With Assist In Win
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News: Daniel Winnik
merited an assist during the second period of a 2-1 win over the Wild on Wednesday.
Analysis: Daniel Winnik
's recent up tempo play continues, he now has five assists in his last three games and six assists in his last eight games.
Ducks' Perry Nets Game Winner
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News: Corey Perry
scored a goal in Wednesday's win over the Wild.
Analysis: Corey Perry
is now in second place in the NHL with 21 goals through 34 games, and has nine goals and 12 points in his last nine games. Wednesday's marker was also the game winner, as the Ducks remained undefeated in regulation at home with a 12-0-2 record at the Honda Center.
News: Jason Pominville
scored the Wild's lone goal Wednesday against the Ducks.
The Wild went on to lose the game, but Jason Pominville
's power play tally moved his goal total to 15 on the season, which is good for ninth in the NHL. The winger has been on a tear lately, racking up five points in his last six games.
Bolts' Panik Suspended Two Games
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News: Richard Panik
has been suspended for two games for boarding Karl Alzner of the Capitals during Tuesday's game, reports TSN.ca. He will miss games Thursday and Saturday.
He had plenty of time to make a different decision, but instead hammered Alzner as he approached the boards. Alzner was lucky to escape serious injury. Richard Panik
will lose $7,590 in pay.
Leafs' Kessel: Nine Points In Last Eight Games
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News: Phil Kessel
picked up a power-play assist in Wednesday's loss to the Kings.
He was held off the scoresheet Monday against the Bruins, but has at least a point in seven of his last eight games (four goals, five assists). He's on one of his patented streaks. Enjoy the ride.
Flyers' Voracek Notches Goal In Loss
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News: Jakub Voracek
's first-period power-play goal was one of the Flyers' few highlights in a 7-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Wednesday.
Thanks to the team's porous defensive effort, Jakub Voracek
would finish the game with a minus-3 rating, but he at least did his part on the offensive end. He's now scored goals in two consecutive games but remains woefully behind last season's nearly point-per-game scoring rate, due in large part to his sluggish month of October.
News: Max Pacioretty
took a therapy day and didn't practice Wednesday, but is expected to play against the Flyers on Thursday, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Analysis: Max Pacioretty
's spot in practice was taken by Michael Bournival, who skated on a line with David Desharnais and Daniel Briere.
Canadiens' Bourque Skates Wednesday
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News: Rene Bourque
(upper body) skated before practice Wednesday, but will remain sideline through Monday, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Analysis: Rene Bourque
has already missed the last four games because of the injury.