I was travelling so, as a result, On the Beat is a little late today.
- Nathan Gerbe has been returned to the AHL by the Sabres. He just hasn’t produced as they’d hoped.
- The Ducks have called up Brendan Mikkelson. Provides depth on the blue line.
- Joni Pitkanen is out tomorrow for the Hurricanes. Upper-body injury.
- Steve Mason starts tonight for the Jackets. So long as he can go, you have to ride him.
- Martin Brodeur still wants to return by February 26. How motivated does he seem?
- Marc-Andre Bergeron was back on the ice for the Wild at practice today. He had an upper-body injury.
- Carey Price gets the start tonight for Montreal. Can they turn it around after all that has happened?
- Dan Ellis starts tonight versus the Red Wings. Tough test for a team that can’t score.