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CAPITALS (2-7-1) at PENGUINS (7-3-0)
TV: NHLN-US, CSN-DC, ROOT --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Injury report: Brooks Laich (groin) and Jack Hillen (upper body) are skating for the Capitals, but have yet to take part in a full practice. … Matt Niskanen (lower body) is out for the Penguins.
CANADIENS (6-3-0) at SABRES (3-6-1)
TV: RDS, TSN-HABS, MSG-B --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Injury Report: TBA
LIGHTNING (6-3-0) at DEVILS (5-1-3)
TV: SUN, MSG PLUS --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Injury report: Tampa Bay forward B.J. Crombeen (head), who left Tuesday's game against the Flyers after scrapping with Zac Rinaldo, and defenseman Brendan Mikkelson (upper body) are both questionable. … The Devils have no injuries to report.
ISLANDERS (4-4-1) at RANGERS (4-5-0)
TV: MSG PLUS 2, MSG --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Injury report: Josh Bailey (knee) could make his season debut against the Islanders. Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky isn't hurt, but he isn't expected to join the team until Friday. … Rangers captain Ryan Callahan (shoulder) remains on IR while defenseman Dan Girardi (unknown) was a late scratch Tuesday and his status has yet to be updated.
PANTHERS (3-5-1) AT FLYERS (4-6-0)
TV: FS-F, CSN-PH --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Injury report: Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski (knee) and forward Scottie Upshall (ankle) are out. … For Philadelphia, Simmonds is questionable with the concussion, while forward Scott Hartnell (foot) and defenseman Andrej Meszaros (shoulder) are out.
FLAMES (2-3-2) at BLUE JACKETS (3-6-1)
TV: SNET-West, FS-Ohio --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Injury report: Kiprusoff (lower body) and Anton Babchuk (shoulder) are day-to-day for Calgary; rookie forward. Sven Baertschi (hip) is week-to-week. … For Columbus, Adrian Aucoin (lower body), John Moore (lower body) and Cam Atkinson (ankle) are day-to-day. Nikita Nikitin is expected back by mid-February with an upper-body injury, while James Wisniewski is out indefinitely with a concussion.
HURRICANES (4-4-0) at SENATORS (6-3-1)
TV: FS-Carolinas, SNET-East --- TIME: 7:30 PM EST
Injury report: For the Hurricanes, Tuomo Ruutu (hip) is on injured reserve. ... Ottawa defenseman Sergei Gonchar and forward Guillaume Latendresse both missed Tuesday's game with the flu. Gonchar is expected to play against Carolina, while Latendresse remains questionable. Defenseman Mike Lundin (thumb) skated in full practice for the first time Wednesday and the team posted via its official Twitter page that coach Paul MacLean said the blueliner is available to play Thursday; however, the Senators will carry eight defenseman until he's fully ready to suit up.
MAPLE LEAFS (5-5-0) at JETS (4-4-1)
TV: LEAFS TV, TSN-JETS --- TIME: 8:00 PM EST
Injury report: Toronto forward Mike Brown (shoulder) has been cleared to practice. An MRI exam on defenseman Carl Gunnarsson's hip revealed no muscular damage. Both are day-to-day. … For the Jets, the status of defenseman Dustin Byfuglien remains one of the most important questions. Out the past three games with a lower-body injury, he leads the team in minutes per game and is a dominant force on the power play, with all three of his goals coming with the man advantage, all at home.
RED WINGS (4-4-1) at BLUES (6-3-0)
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-Midwest --- TIME: 8:00 PM EST
Injury report: The Red Wings' infirmary is a busy place, as their injured reserve list includes Brendan Smith (shoulder), Jan Mursak (collarbone), Mikael Samuelsson (groin) and Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder). Center Darren Helm (back) is out indefinitely, as are goaltenders (Jonas Gustavsson (groin) and Joey MacDonald (back). … Halak, who is nursing a strained groin, is St. Louis' only missing player.
KINGS (3-3-2) at PREDATORS (4-2-3)
TV: FS-West, FS-Tennessee --- TIME: 8:00 PM EST
Injury report: Los Angeles has defensemen Willie Mitchell (knee) and Matt Greene (back) on injured reserve, while Nashville has forward Patric Hornqvist (knee) on injured reserve.
CANUCKS (5-2-2) at WILD (4-4-1)
TV: SNET-Pacific; FS-North, FS-Wisconsin --- TIME: 8:00 PM EST
Injury report: The Canucks are awaiting the return of center Ryan Kesler, who has yet to play this season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Forward David Booth (groin) also hasn't played this season. … Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (foot) is on injured reserve.
BLACKHAWKS (8-0-2) at COYOTES (4-4-2)
TV: CSN-CH, FS-A --- TIME: 9:00 PM EST
Injury report: Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival (lower body) is questionable. … The Coyotes could be without forward Matt Lombardi (upper body) for all of February. Defenseman David Schlemko (shoulder injury) is out indefinitely.
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