What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- Sergei Gonchar has been cleared to play. He may be the best “trade deadline” addition of all.
- Are the Thrashers going to try a defenseman at forward today? It ain’t pretty in the ATL.
- Sabres forward Daniel Paille will be a healthy scratch for the third straight game. Lindy Ruff’s doghouse isn’t easy to get out of.
- Bruins forward Petteri Nokelainen has an eye injury. He was playing alongside Wheeler and Krejci last night, so let’s hope he gets better quick and gets a chance to prove his worth with a couple offensively talented players.
- Dave Staples says the Oilers should be interested in Jaromir Jagr. Staples on IllegalCurve.com Radio tonight at 8pm CST!
- Jay Pandolfo will finally return to the Devils lineup tonight against the Islanders. He is probably on his way out of town.
- Capitals forward Viktor Kozlov could return to the lineup Saturday or Sunday. Will be nice to have another talented forward in the fold.