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Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 7:49 PM

By Louie Korac - Correspondent / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Blues' Shattenkirk to sit vs. Wild with flu

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk will miss the game Monday against the Minnesota Wild (8 p.m., NBCSN) with the flu.

Shattenkirk, who has points in 12 of the past 15 games (one goal, 12 assists) missed the morning skate Monday and was considered a game-time decision. Coach Ken Hitchcock said the flu has been going around the Blues locker room, with five players in the past week with some form of illness. Shattenkirk is the first to miss a game due to illness.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 7:46 PM

By Alain Poupart - Correspondent / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Panthers place Kopecky, Gilroy on injured reserve

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers placed forward Tomas Kopecky and defenseman Matt Gilroy on injured reserve Monday.

Kopecky, who sustained an upper-body injury in a 4-1 loss against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, will miss games against the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers and be eligible to return for a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Gilroy was injured in a 4-3 shootout loss against the Calgary Flames on Friday and won't be eligible to return until a game against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 3.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 7:43 PM - NHL Live blog

Barry Melrose discusses performance of new coaches

NHL Insider Barry Melrose comments on how new coaches have done so far this season on NHL Live.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 7:29 PM - NHL Live blog

Hurricanes captain Eric Staal on state of the team

Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal discusses the return of goaltender Cam Ward and gives an early-season assessment of the team on NHL Live.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 5:04 PM

By Barry Melrose -  NHL Network Analyst / - Melrose Minute

Melrose Minute: Don't overlook Wild in the West

As if the Western Conference didn't have enough teams playing well lately, the Minnesota Wild over the last two weeks have played their way into the mix. I was very high on Minnesota last season after it added Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but it looks like it took them a year to put it together and there are a few reasons why.

Obviously, a big reason is goalie Josh Harding, who has played exceptionally, and he did suffer an injury this past weekend, but the Wild have pretty deep goaltending with Niklas Backstrom behind him. Not many teams in the NHL have better goaltending than Minnesota.

Another big reason is their young players, especially Mikael Granlund. I thought Granlund was going to explode on the scene last season, and it's taken him a while, but he's playing very well this season, which makes the Wild a much deeper offensive team on the whole. Mikko Koivu is also playing better this season. I've been a fan of his for a number of years because he is immensely talented, but he hadn't quite put it together.

Then you look at Ryan Suter. It's hard to say this, but I think Suter is playing better than he did last season. Right now he'd be my pick for the Norris Trophy, and while he's putting up huge minutes every night, I don't think he's going to end up burning out. Suter plays huge minutes, but they aren't physical minutes. He doesn't pound his body like Zdeno Chara or P.K. Subban. He is such a skilled guy that he intercepts passes, he uses stick checking and he's a beautiful skater. He uses his body very well and cuts off angles, but at the same time I can't ever remember seeing him get drilled or drilling somebody else. Because of that, I don't think his body will wear down like someone else's might with those types of minutes.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 4:46 PM

By Kevin Woodley - Correspondent / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Kings hope Carter can provide boost to offense

VANCOUVER -- The Los Angeles Kings should get a needed scoring boost with Jeff Carter expected back in the lineup Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks after he missed the past 10 games with a broken foot.

Coach Darryl Sutter would only confirm Carter was being activated from the injured list before the game and would be one of 13 forwards to take the pre-game skate.

Carter wasn't available to talk after the morning skate, but it seemed clear from the line rushes he would be back and on the second line. Carter, who had five goals and nine points his first 14 games, returns to a team that scored one goal its past two games, including a 1-0 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Despite the drought, the Kings, who also get big fourth-line forward Jordan Nolan back after he missed four games with an undisclosed injury, have a point in nine straight (6-0-3).

"We have been getting a lot of opportunities, we're just not finishing it off," Sutter said.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 4:04 PM

By Staff -  / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Blues' Reaves to undergo hand surgery

The St. Louis Blues announced that forward Ryan Reaves will undergo surgery on his right hand Monday afternoon.

Reaves, who has played in all 22 games this season, will be placed on injured reserve and re-evaluated in six weeks.

The 26-year-old has two goals, four points and 65 penalty minutes.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 3:42 PM

By Derek Van Diest - Correspondent / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Oilers look to extend win streak against Blackhawks

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers feel their game has improved over the past couple of weeks.

On Monday night, the Oilers should get a good gauge on how far they've come, hosting the Chicago Blackhawks at Rexall Place.

The Oilers have won three consecutive games entering their matchup against the Blackhawks, but know the defending Stanley Cup champions present a unique challenge.

"The great thing about today is that I feel our players are looking forward to this game," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. "We just played these guys a few weeks ago and we were not great in the first period, I thought we were playing shy and safe.

"But in the second and third period, I thought we got going and matched them. I think we've taken a little bit of a step forward, and it's always a good measuring stick when you have the Stanley Cup champions coming in. The good thing about this morning is that I sensed our guys were excited about tonight, they want to play, they want to play hard and they want to try to send a message."

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 3:20 PM

By Pete Jensen - Fantasy Insider / - Fantasy Spin Blog

Fantasy Spin: Perron should be owned in all leagues

Coming into the season, fantasy owners didn't know what to expect from David Perron.

The St. Louis Blues shipped him to the Edmonton Oilers in July, raising questions about his long-term fantasy value. Between his injury history and his new team's string of bottom-10 finishes in the League standings, he was far from a commodity.

In fact, he wasn't drafted on average in Yahoo leagues. But to everyone's surprise, he's been one of the most indispensable players from a fantasy standpoint this season. Somehow, he's still available in more than 50 percent of leagues.

Posted On Monday, 11.25.2013 / 3:12 PM

By Staff -  / - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Coyotes' Hanzal expected back against Predators

Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said he expected forward Martin Hanzal back in the lineup Monday against the Nashville Predators.

The team's leading scorer with 19 points, Hanzal left the Coyotes' 4-2 home loss Saturday to the Anaheim Ducks in the first period with a lower-body injury.

Hanzal saw only 2:09 in ice time against Anaheim but participated in the Coyotes' morning skate Monday.

"He'll go for warm-ups tonight and it looks like he'll be a player," Tippett said.

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