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PENGUINS (8-3-0) at DEVILS (6-1-3)
TV: NHLN-US, ROOT, MSG PLUS --- TIME: 1:00 PM EST
Last 10: Pittsburgh 7-3-0; New Jersey 6-1-3
Injury report: Pittsburgh will play without Letang and Matt Niskanen (lower body). ... Devils forward Dainius Zubrus (upper body) could miss his second straight game.
HURRICANES (5-4-0) AT FLYERS (4-6-1)
TV: FS-Carolinas, CSN-Philadelphia --- TIME: 1:00 PM EST
Injury report: Outside of the long-term hip injury to Tuomo Ruuttu, the Hurricanes are a healthy team. … Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds (concussion) is questionable. Forward Scott Hartnell (foot) and Andrej Meszaros (shoulder) are out.
JETS (4-5-1) at SENATORS (6-3-2)
TV: CBC, RDS --- TIME: 2:00 PM EST
Last 10: Winnipeg 4-5-1; Ottawa 5-3-2
Injury report: Pavelec (flu) is with the team but did not practice Friday, according to the Winnipeg Free Press, meaning Al Montoya will likely start Saturday. Zach Bogosian (wrist) is inching closer to a return, but is not expected to play against the Senators. Dustin Byfuglien (undisclosed) remains sidelined. … Spezza remains out indefinitely and Guillaume Latendresse (whiplash) is on injured reserve. Anderson didn't skate at Friday's practice
OILERS (4-3-3) at RED WINGS (5-4-1)
TV: CBC, FS-Detroit --- TIME: 2:00 PM EST
Injury report: Edmonton forwards Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder), Darcy Hordichuk (facial laceration) and Anton Lander (foot), as well as defenseman Mark Fistric (back) all are day-to-day. Forwards Ryan Jones (eye), Ben Eager (concussion), Eric Belanger (foot) and Shawn Horcoff (hand), as well as defensemen Andy Sutton (knee) and Theo Peckham (hip) are on injured reserve. … Detroit goalies Joey MacDonald (back) and Jonas Gustavsson (groin) remain out, along with defensemen Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) and Brendan Smith (shoulder) and forwards Jan Mursak (collarbone), Mikael Samuelsson (groin) and Darren Helm (back).
COYOTES (4-5-2) at SHARKS (7-2-1)
TV: NHLN-US, FS-Arizona, CSN-California --- TIME: 4:00 PM EST
Last 10: Phoenix 4-4-2; San Jose 7-2-1
Injury report: The Coyotes have been without defensemen Rostislav Klesla (lower body) and David Schlemko (upper body), though both are close to returning. Center Matthew Lombardi (upper body) is still at least a couple of weeks from playing again. … San Jose is without defenseman Brent Burns (lower body), though he could return as early as Saturday. Center Andrew Desjardins missed Friday's practice due to illness.
LIGHTNING (6-4-0) at BRUINS (7-1-1)
TV: SUN, NESN --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Injury report: Tampa Bay forward B.J. Crombeen (head), who left Tuesday's game against the Flyers after a fight with Zac Rinaldo, is questionable. … The Bruins will be without Shawn Thornton (concussion), and Dan Paille (eye) and Brad Marchand (shoulder) are questionable.
MAPLE LEAFS (6-5-0) at CANADIENS (6-3-1)
TV: NHLN-US; CBC, RDS --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Last 10: Toronto 5-5-0; Montreal 6-3-1
Injury report: The Leafs are missing forwards Joffrey Lupul (broken forearm) and Mike Brown (shoulder), and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (groin. … The Canadiens are without center Petteri Nokelainen (back).
SABRES (4-6-1) at ISLANDERS (4-5-1)
TV: MSG-Buffalo, MSG PLUS --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Last 10: Buffalo 3-6-1, New York 4-5-1
Injury report: Sabres defensemen Andrej Sekera and Robyn Regehr (each lower body) have been progressing and may be ready to go Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Forward Patrick Kaleta (neck) is itching to get back into the lineup but remains day-to-day. ... Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday. Forward Josh Bailey (knee) is expected to make his season debut Saturday; defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who finally reported to the team this week, practiced Friday and may dress .
PANTHERS (4-5-1) at CAPITALS (2-8-1)
TV: FS-Florida, CSN-DC --- TIME: 7:00 PM EST
Last 10: Florida 4-5-1; Washington 2-7-1
Injuries: Defensemen Ed Jovanovski (knee) and Michael Caruso (wrist) and forwards Sean Bergenheim (undisclosed) and Scottie Upshall (ankle) are all out for the Panthers. … Brooks Laich (groin) and Jack Hillen (upper body) are out for the Capitals. John Erskine returns from a three-game suspension.
DUCKS (7-2-1) at BLUES (6-4-0)
TV: PRIME, FS-Midwest --- TIME: 8:00 PM EST
Injury report: Anaheim goaltender Jonas Hiller left after the first period Friday night with a lower-body injury. Defenseman Cam Fowler (head) is on the injured list. … The Blues are still without goaltender Jaroslav Halak (groin), though he's started practicing again and could be back in the lineup as early as Monday.
PREDATORS (5-2-3) at WILD (4-5-1)
TV: FS-Tennessee, FS-North, FS-Wisconsin --- TIME: 8:00 PM EST
Injury report: Nashville is missing forward Patric Hornqvist, who is on injured reserve with a sprained knee. … Minnesota's lone injury is defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who is out with a bruised foot.
FLAMES (3-3-2) at CANUCKS (6-2-2)
TV: CBC --- TIME: 10:00 PM EST
Injury report: The Flames are without Kiprusoff for at least seven days (lower body) and Backlund is out 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain. Center Michal Cammalleri is day-to-day (hip flexor) and Sven Baertschi is week-to-week (hip flexor) …The Canucks are without David Booth (groin) and Ryan Kesler (shoulder surgery).
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