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Wednesday Morning NHL Papers: Eastern Conference

This morning in the Eastern Conference, Patrik Elias close to returning to lineup, looking back at the Whitney for Kunitz deal, criticizing Carey Price, a bizarre suggestion about Mike Fisher, Eric Staal is week-to-week and much more after the jump.

Atlantic Division

Northeast Division

Southeast Division

  • Eric Staal is injured and is listed as week-to-week for the Hurricanes.  Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice got back to coaching basics on Tuesday.
  • With the Hurricanes coming to town, Panthers coach Pete DeBoer admits he’d rather play a team on a nine-game winning streak than the nine-game losing streak that the Hurricanes are currently on.  DeBoer really likes how Stephen Reinprecht goes into the dirty areas to score goals.
  • Rick Tocchet says that certain players may be on the move if they don’t improve upon their early season performance.  The Lightning responded to their coach last night with the team’s first road win of the season in Toronto.  Playing in Toronto is a different beast, as the media was surrounding Vincent Lecavalier yesterday looking for answers.
  • Will Alexander Semin pick up the slack for the injured Alexander Ovechkin in Washington?