What beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- Ilya Kovalchuk is now playing alongside Jason Williams and Brett Sterling. The Thrashers need to get their top sniper going.
- The Hurricanes have signed Michael Ryan to a one-year contract. Just passing this along.
- Devils defenseman Andy Greene is out 4-6 weeks with a broken right hand. Pretty significant loss for the Devils, as Greene seemed to have found a comfort-zone after his slow start to the season.
- Nikolai Khabibulin will start in net tonight for the Blackhawks versus Dallas. Let the Chicago goaltending controversy continue…
- Jared Boll has been suspended one-game for his instigator penalty with under five minutes remaining last night in Colorado. I’m sure the team doesn’t have too many problems with him sticking up for a teammate.