PENGUINS (5-3-0) at CAPITALS (2-5-1)

TV: NBC, TSN2 ~~ TIME: 12:30 PM EST

Injury report: Defenseman Matt Niskanen (foot) is out for the Penguins. … Forward Brooks Laich (groin) and defenseman Jack Hillen (upper body) are out for the Capitals. Defenseman Erskine is serving the first of a three-game suspension because of a hit to the head of Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds on Friday night.

 

SENATORS (5-2-1) at CANADIENS (5-2-0)

TV: CBC, RDS ~~ TIME 2:00 PM EST

Injury report: Ottawa is without Jason Spezza (back), Jared Cowen (hip) and Mike Lundin (broken finger). … The Canadiens are missing Max Pacioretty (appendicitis) and Petteri Nokelainen (back).

 

PANTHERS (2-5-0) at SABRES (3-4-1)

TV: FS-F, MSG-B ~~ TIME: 3:00 PM EST

Injury report: Panthers forward Scottie Upshall could be out up to a month after injuring his ankle in a fight Thursday. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski (knee) could miss another game. Kovalev (flu) missed practice Friday. … Sabres defenseman Andrej Skejera was bruised by a shot Saturday and played only the first period. Forward Cody McCormick (finger) played his first game. Defenseman Robyn Regehr (foot) was placed on injured reserve.

 

DEVILS (3-1-3) at ISLANDERS (4-2-1)

TV: MSG, MSG PLUS ~~ TIME: 3:00 PM EST

Injury report: Defenseman Mark Fayne has missed the Devils' last two games with an arm injury. … The Islanders are still without forwards Josh Bailey (knee) and Jesse Joensuu (groin), though Bailey is skating again and could return this week. Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has yet to report to the Islanders but told a Slovak sports site that he plans to fly to Long Island this week.

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