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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 3:42 PM

By Curtis Zupke -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Kings look to deny Fasth a record-tying win

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The puns have already been run into the ground: Quick vs. Fasth. But it’s an intriguing matchup regardless of playful headlines.

Jonathan Quick is expected to square off against counterpart Viktor Fasth when the Los Angeles Kings host the rival Anaheim Ducks on Monday night at Staples Center.

It will be the Kings' first look at Fasth, who at 8-0-0 is trying to match Ray Emery in 2005 for the longest winning streak to start an NHL career. The Ducks beat the Kings, 7-4, in a wild affair Feb. 2, and Jonas Hiller was in net for Anaheim.

For the Kings, there is some unknown element to Fasth outside of game film.

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 3:17 PM

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

Projected lineup for Stars vs. Predators

Christopher Nilstorp is set to make his fifth start of the season when the Dallas Stars visit the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

Goalie Kari Lehtonen took part in the morning skate, but won't dress. Lehtonen, who remains on injured reserve as he recovers from a groin injury, is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Stars will also get defenseman Trevor Daley back after he missed the past two games with a neck injury. Additionally, Matt Fraser will make his season debut.


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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 3:10 PM

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

Red Wings give Lashoff three-year extension

The Detroit Red Wings announced Monday they have signed rookie defenseman Brian Lashoff to a three-year contract extension. Terms were not disclosed.

The 22-year-old Lashoff, signed as an undrafted free agent, made his NHL debut with the Red Wings this season. He has a goal and two assists in 15 games along with a minus-4 rating.

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 2:35 PM

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

Coyotes sign Schlemko to two-year contract

The Phoenix Coyotes signed defensemen David Schlemko to a two-year contract Monday.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the deal is worth $1.1875 million per season.

“We are very pleased to sign David to a multi-year contract," said Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. "David is a skilled defenseman and has developed into a reliable player for us. In today's game where skating, mobility and puck movement are so important for defensemen, David's talent makes us a better team."

Schlemko has two assists in nine games with the Coyotes this season. He ranks second on the team with 26 blocked shots. The 25-year-old has six goals and 27 assists in 118 career games, all with Phoenix.

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 2:31 PM

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

Green expects to rejoin Capitals lineup Tuesday

ARLINGTON, Va. -- After two injury-ravaged seasons, the last thing Mike Green wanted in 2012-13 was another ailment to deal with.

He's been out of the lineup for nearly two weeks with a groin injury, but the Washington Capitals defenseman expects to return Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Green has been close to returning for the past few days, but past troubles helped him commit to patience as the preferred strategy.

"Yeah, I mean [not playing] Saturday was kind of from experience and it was a wise one. I’m 100 percent and ready to go," Green said. "Even from Saturday in warm-ups to today skating is night and day. Those two days to rest was perfect."

Added coach Adam Oates: "I hope [he's ready]. We'll see how he feels in the morning. I know he was going full speed, so unless there's a setback the rest of the day, I hope so."

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 2:23 PM

By Brian Hedger -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Petrell passes concussion tests; Hartikiainen to IR

The Edmonton Oilers are swapping forwards on the injured reserve list.

Lennart Petrell passed his concussion protol testing on Sunday night, which clears him to return to the active lineup for Monday night’s game in Chicago (8:30 p.m. ET). Going to the injured reserve list with a sore shoulder is Teemu Hartikainen, according to Oilers coach Ralph Krueger – who met with reporters after Edmonton’s morning skate on Monday at United Center.

Lennart Petrell cleared his test last night and we’ve got him back in the lineup,” Krueger told Oilers.com. “We’ve had to put Teemu Hartikainen on IR. His shoulder worsened after the last game. Maybe he cheered to hard after the last goal. I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but truly he’s been playing with a lot of pain and it’s an injury that needs a break, need a rest, and needs some regeneration.”

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 2:05 PM

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

Statuses of Nash, McDonagh uncertain for Tuesday

In terms of injuries, it was mixed bag at New York Rangers practice Monday.

Rick Nash (undisclosed) remained absent and looks like a poor bet to be in the lineup against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Nash hasn't played since Feb. 17 against the Washington Capitals, when he was a game-time decision with the same unrevealed ailment.

It appears Ryan McDonagh (head) could be absent Tuesday as well, as the defenseman did not practice after leaving Saturday's 3-0 loss after being driven into the board and glass from behind by Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty.

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 1:52 PM

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

Penguins sign Eaton to one-year contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Mark Eaton, a member of their 2009 Stanley Cup championship team, to a one-year contract.

The 35-year-old Eaton had spent time this season with the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and more recently was practicing with Pittsburgh in the hopes of earning an NHL contract.

Eaton has career totals of 24 goals, 85 points and 238 penalty minutes in 627 career games for the Flyers, Predators, Penguins and Islanders. He has four goals and 10 points in 60 Stanley Cup Playoff games. All four of those goals came during the Penguins' 2009 Cup run.

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 1:36 PM

By Brian Hedger -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Blackhawks not taking Oilers lightly

CHICAGO – Maybe if it were any other team coming into United Center on Monday night, the Chicago Blackhawks might get caught napping.

It will be Chicago’s third game in four days and with each win or point, the Blackhawks now just extend their own NHL record for consecutive games to start a season with at least a point – which stands at 18 straight contests. There’s got to be a letdown at some point, but the team in the visiting dressing room this time might be enough to prevent it on Monday night.

The Edmonton Oilers walloped Chicago twice at Rexall Place last season and the Blackhawks haven’t forgotten.y)

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Posted On Monday, 02.25.2013 / 1:31 PM

By Adam Kimelman -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Bryzgalov to make NHL-high 19th start

The Flyers held their morning skate at their suburban practice facility in Voorhees, N.J., with the most significant news being that Ilya Bryzgalov will make his League-high 19th start in net.

He enters 9-8-1 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .902 save percentage. He stopped 34 of 37 shots in Saturday's 5-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets, and after saying he was "exhausted" during an interview with a Philadelphia radio station, he sounded more energized after Saturday's game. When asked after the game how he felt, he answered, "Good, like always."

Here is the lineup the Flyers likely will use when they face the Maple Leafs on Monday:


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