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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 5:50 PM

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

Richards returning to Rangers lineup; Lundqvist starts

NEW YORK -- New York Rangers center Brad Richards will return to the lineup Friday after missing two games with back and neck stiffness stemming from a hit by Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta on Sunday.

Richards returned to that game but had yet to practice since the hit that earned Kaleta a five-game suspension.

Richards tried to participate in the Rangers' morning skate Tuesday, but left the ice immediately. Rangers coach John Tortorella said Richards skated Friday afternoon to test his injuries and felt good enough to play.

The Rangers face the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET.

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 4:55 PM

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

Johnson to make return tonight for Avalanche

Defenseman Erik Johnson, who hasn't played since Feb. 11, will return to the Colorado Avalanche lineup Friday against the Chicago Blackhawks (9 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).

Johnson, who missed 11 games with a head injury sustained during that Feb. 11 game against the Phoenix Coyotes, had been skating and traveling with the team for the past 10 days, appearing on the ice in an orange non-contact jersey.

Friday morning, coach Joe Sacco announced that the 24-year-old would be back in the lineup.

"We're excited to have EJ back in the lineup," Sacco said. "Big-body guy for us back there. Puck-moving guy who can get up in the play for us. As far as expectations go for EJ tonight, just play hard, keep it simple. Don't try to do too much right away."

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 4:17 PM

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

Hossa, Shaw, Frolik in for Blackhawks

After getting tough news on Patrick Sharp, who will miss 3-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, there was a bit of good for the Chicago Blackhawks, who announced forwards Marian Hossa, Andrew Shaw and Michael Frolik will be available for Friday's game against the Colorado Avalanche (9 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).

Hossa was a late scratch from Wednesday's game against the Avalanche due to an upper-body injury, but told the Chicago Tribune it was not concussion related.

"It was something else," Hossa said following the Blackhawks' morning skate. "Right now I feel much better and sometimes only two days just not practicing [and] taking off helps. I feel much better [Friday] in the morning skate and I should be ready to play."

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 3:48 PM

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

Projected lineups for Flames, Ducks

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau mock-winced when asked about his team's profound dominance against the Calgary Flames.

Perhaps it was out of superstition, but Boudreau is aware of the history even though he only has been in Anaheim since 2011. The gist: Anaheim has won 15 straight at home against Calgary, which last won a regular-season game at Honda Center on Jan. 19, 2004.

That breaks down to an 0-10-5 record going into Friday's game. The past eight meetings have been decided by one goal, with two in overtime and three by shootout.

"Every game we play Calgary is a one-goal game, and [with] them finally getting above .500, I think this will be the toughest game of the bunch," Boudreau said.

Here's how the teams could line up Friday:

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 3:14 PM

By Corey Masisak -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2013 Trade Deadline blog

Getzlaf signing brings Perry's future into question

There was a strong argument to be made that before Friday, the top two potential talents in the unrestricted free agent Class of 2013 were members of the Anaheim Ducks.

Now it is just the top potential UFA in July who plies his trade for the Ducks after center Ryan Getzlaf agreed to an eight-year, $66 million contract Friday, and the future of his friend and linemate Corey Perry becomes one of the most interesting storylines in the NHL.

To be clear, the Ducks are one of the great stories of the 2012-13 season, as coach Bruce Boudreau has Anaheim in first place in the Pacific Division and second only to the juggernaut Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL standings. The chances of anything happening with any pending UFA on the Ducks, let alone a franchise-type player like Perry, are extremely remote because Anaheim clearly is a Stanley Cup contender until proven otherwise.

Still, there will be plenty of attention focused on Perry, and any discussions about a contract extension for the 2011 Hart Trophy winner and speculation about a new destination for him won't completely subside until he signs a new deal or does find a new home.

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 2:34 PM

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

Sharp to miss at least 3 weeks with injury

The Chicago Blackhawks announced forward Patrick Sharp would miss 3-4 weeks with an upper-body injury sustained in Wednesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche

TSN's James Duthie reported that Sharp has a separated shoulder, posting on his official Twitter account that Sharp has "a fairly severe AC joint shoulder separation."

In 24 games this season, Sharp has five goals and 18 points.

The Blackhawks meet the Avalanche again Friday at Pepsi Center (9 p.m. ET, NHLN-US), trying to extend their point streak to 25 games to start this season, and 31 stretching to the end of the 2011-12 regular season.

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 2:28 PM

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

Sharks recall goalie Heemskerk from ECHL

The San Jose Sharks on Friday called up goaltender Thomas Heemskerk from the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL.

The 22-year-old is 13-17-3 with a 3.16 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 37 ECHL games this season.

To make room, the Sharks sent forward Bracken Kearns to Worcester of the American Hockey League.

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 1:45 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2013 Trade Deadline blog

Report: White, Red Wings talk; no trade request yet

Ian White has met with both general manager Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock to discuss his future, according to the Detroit News.

White, 28, has been a healthy scratch for the past five games, including a 3-0 win against Edmonton on Thursday night.

According to the Detroit News, White didn't ask for a trade when talking to Holland but does wonder about his future with the Red Wings.

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 1:04 PM

By Matt Sitkoff -  NHL.com Contributor /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Cisco NHL Live talks Hawks' run, weekend look-ahead

The Chicago Blackhawks look to extend their consecutive point streak to begin a season on Friday as they face the Colorado Avalanche on NHL Network. Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET, will get you ready for that game and your hockey weekend. We'll get a preview of tonight's matchup from Eddie Olczyk and EJ gives us his favorite moments of this historic streak in his EJ5. We'll also break down the Anaheim Ducks' signing of Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year contract extension.

 

Two teams trending upwards square off in the Big Apple tonight. We'll get a live preview of the Senators-Rangers matchup from Dave Maloney on our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in MSG, and with the official mid-season on Saturday Barry Melrose will make his trophy tracker picks. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert, fresh off Thursday night's overtime heroics, will also join the show.

Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks a winner for Friday's games.

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Posted On Friday, 03.08.2013 / 12:26 PM

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

Lehner anticipates possible matchup vs. Lundqvist

NEW YORK -- With Craig Anderson still nursing an ankle injury and Ben Bishop coming off a rocky outing Wednesday, Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean will turn to Robin Lehner in net against the New York Rangers on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Bishop has gotten the bulk of the work since Anderson hurt his ankle against the Rangers on Feb. 21 and allowed seven goals in his next four starts. However, he gave up five goals on 28 shots against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old has yet to win in two starts, but not for his lack of stellar goaltending. He stopped 44 of 46 shots Feb. 28 against the Boston Bruins, but lost 2-1 in overtime. Sunday, Lehner made 33 saves but lost 3-2 in a shootout.

Lehner is hoping to face Henrik Lundqvist, who started for the Rangers on Thursday and made 28 saves in a 2-1 overtime win. If they decide to give Lundqvist a second straight start, it would mean Lehner would get to face his fellow Swedish countryman and mentor.

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