What beat writers are saying early this afternoon:
- Here are the Thrashers’ forward lines from practice today. You can organize them however you wish, it is still an unimpressive group.
- Here are the Flames’ lines heading into tonight’s contest with the Oilers. Should be a fun game to watch.
- The Canes and David Tanabe have reached a settlement and will cordially part ways. Good to see this issue finally resolved.
- Brian Rolston didn’t break his ankle, but there is a high sprain and he will miss Saturday’s game for versus the Capitals. I’m sure the Devils are relieved.
- Henrik Lundqvist gets the night off tonight, as the Rangers start Stephen Valiquette versus the Leafs. Just getting “The King” a break against one of the league’s worst teams.
- More line changes for the Bolts. Melrose is trying anything to get the boys going.
- Tom Poti (groin) is not expected to play tomorrow night for the Capitals. It looks like the team will move Fedorov back to the blue line to take his place.