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Posted On Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 10:21 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineup for Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets had injured defenseman Jack Johnson on the ice ahead of the rest of the team Tuesday morning, and there's a chance he could return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

However, Johnson's availability is questionable, so here is the lineup the Columbus Blue Jackets could use against the Oilers on Tuesday at Nationwide Arena:

Matt Calvert - Artem Anisimov - Cam Atkinson

RJ Umberger - Ryan Johansen - Nick Foligno

Vinny Prospal - Mark Letestu - Derek Dorsett

Derek MacKenzie - Derick Brassard - Jared Boll

Tim Erixon - Adrian Aucoin

Fedor Tyutin - Cody Goloubef

Nikita Nikitin - Dalton Prout

Sergei Bobrovsky

Steve Mason

Scratched: Colton Gillies, Nick Drazenovich

Injured: James Wisniewski, Jack Johnson, Nikita Nikitin, John Moore, Brandon Dubinsky

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Posted On Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 10:04 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

No Green, Brouwer for Capitals at morning skate

The Washington Post is reporting the Washington Capitals had nine defensemen on the ice for Tuesday morning's practice, but Mike Green was not among them.

Green sat out the March 2 game at the Winnipeg Jets due to a groin injury, and the newspaper is reporting it's unlikely he plays Tuesday against the visiting Boston Bruins.

The Post also is reporting that forward Troy Brouwer was not on the ice Tuesday morning due to illness, putting his availability for Tuesday's game in question.

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Posted On Monday, 03.04.2013 / 6:31 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Leafs sign third-round pick to contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that they have signed forward Josh Leivo to a three-year NHL Entry Level contract.

The left-winger recorded 19 goals and added 25 assists for 44 points in 34 games while serving as an alternate captain with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season. He later joined Kitchener in a trade on Jan. 8. He currently has seven goals and 15 assists in 23 games for the Rangers.

Leivo, 19, was Toronto’s third choice, 86th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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Posted On Monday, 03.04.2013 / 3:11 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Blue Jackets place Moore on IR

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday placed defenseman John Moore on injured reserve.

Moore has been sidelined the past two games with a shoulder injury he suffered during the team's morning skate in Chicago on March 1. He's expected to be out 2-3 weeks.

A first-round pick (No. 21) of the Blue Jackets in 2009, Moore has two goals and eight points in 82 career games with the Blue Jackets. He has one assist in 13 matches this season.

Columbus will play host to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

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Posted On Monday, 03.04.2013 / 12:18 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Predators claim Butler off waivers from Devils

The Nashville Predators on Monday claimed right wing Bobby Butler off waivers from the New Jersey Devils.

Butler was the extra forward on the ice with the Devils during the team's morning skate on Monday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. New Jersey is scheduled to play the Maple Leafs on Monday. He was placed on waivers by the Devils on Sunday.

Butler, who spent three seasons with the Ottawa Senators before being signed to a two-way contract by the Devils on Aug. 9, has one goal, two points and a minus-6 rating in 14 games in New Jersey this season.

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Posted On Monday, 03.04.2013 / 11:52 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Report: Read practicing with contact for Flyers

The Courier-Post is reporting that Philadelphia Flyers right wing Matt Read, who has been sidelined since late last month with an upper body injury, is on the ice Monday practicing in a white, contact-allowed jersey, at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J.

Read suffered torn rib cage muscles on Feb. 20 against the Pittsburgh Penguins and was expected to miss six weeks.

At the time of his injury, Read had seven goals and 13 points in 18 games for the Flyers.

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Posted On Monday, 03.04.2013 / 10:50 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Maple Leafs trade Brown to Oilers for draft pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

If the Oilers qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, they will give the Maple Leafs their third-round pick in 2014, according to reports.

Brown is known for his toughness and willingness to fight, and has amassed 70 penalty minutes along with one assist in 12 games this season.

The trade is conditional on Brown passing a physical by noon Tuesday.

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Posted On Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 5:04 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Devils' Brodeur ruled out of Tuesday's game

It's likely New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur will miss at least two more games with the back problems that have sidelined him since Feb. 21.

The (Bergen) Record reported late last week that Brodeur would not join the team for Monday's game at the Toronto Maple Leafs, and general manager Lou Lamoriello told the newspaper Sunday that Brodeur was out for Tuesday's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Posted On Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 1:14 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Devils place Butler on waivers

The New Jersey Devils announced Sunday the club had placed forward Bobby Butler on waivers.

Butler had one goal and one assist in 14 games this season, averaging 9:58 of ice time per game.

Butler is in his first season with the Devils after spending the previous three seasons with the Ottawa Senators. He signed a two-way contract with the Devils in August, and had 16 goals and 27 points in 37 games with the Devils' American Hockey League affiliate, the Albany Devils.

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Posted On Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 12:29 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineup for Blue Jackets

Here is the lineup the Columbus Blue Jackets likely will use when they play the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday:

RJ Umberger - Ryan Johansen - Nick Foligno

Matt Calvert - Artem Anisimov - Cam Atkinson

Vinny Prospal - Mark Letestu - Derek Dorsett

Colton Gillies - Derek MacKenzie - Jared Boll

Fedor Tyutin - Nikita Nikitin

Tim Erixon - Adrian Aucoin

Dalton Prout - Cody Goloubef

Scratched: Nick Drazenovich

Injured: Brandon Dubinsky, James Wisniewski, Jack Johnson, John Moore

No word on who the starting goaltender could be. Steve Mason played Friday, stopping 30 of 34 shots in the Blue Jackets' 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. In 12 career games against the Avalanche, he's 4-6-2 with a 3.27 goals-against average and .891 save percentage. Sergei Bobrovsky has faced the Avs just twice in his career, going 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .891 save percentage.

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