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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 3:50 PM

By Alain Poupart -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Prust out 10 days with minor shoulder separation

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Montreal Canadiens will be without wing Brandon Prust when they face the Florida Panthers on Sunday at BB&T Center.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Sunday that Prust would be out approximately 10 days after sustaining a mild shoulder separation in Saturday's 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In his first season with the Canadiens, the 28-year-old Prust has proven extremely valuable with four goals, nine points and an NHL-leading 81 penalty minutes in 25 games.


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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 3:45 PM

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

Oilers get reinforcements, place Belanger on IR

CHICAGO -- The Edmonton Oilers will shake up their lineup prior to facing the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night at United Center, during a second trip to the Windy City on this season-long nine-game road trip.

Oilers forwards Shawn Horcoff (hand) and Teemu Hartikainen (shoulder) will both come off injured reserve to face Chicago (21-1-3), while center Eric Belanger is headed to IR because of a groin injury. Belanger was injured on the last shift of Edmonton's previous game, a 6-0 loss on Friday night in Nashville.

"He's going to be going home [Sunday] night," Edmonton coach Ralph Krueger told reporters at the team's hotel on Sunday afternoon. "It's definitely an injury in the groin area that needs some care and some time. [He] felt a little bit of a pop in the groin area and we've done our best here the last couple of days, but we realize this is an injury that needs deeper care. That's why he's going home [Sunday night], so he can get right into treatment in Edmonton. The earliest he could play would be next Sunday."


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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 2:48 PM

By Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineups for Sharks, Avalanche

DENVER -- Here are the projected lineups for Sunday night's game between the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center.

SHARKS

Logan CoutureJoe ThorntonTommy Wingels

Tim KennedyPatrick MarleauJoe Pavelski

Ryane CloweScott GomezJames Sheppard/TJ Galiardi

Andrew DesjardinsMichal HandzusAdam Burish

Matt IrwinDan Boyle

Brad StuartMarc-Edouard Vlasic

Douglas MurrayJustin Braun

Antti Niemi

Alex Stalock

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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 1:56 PM

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

Sens in tricky position ahead of trade deadline

The Ottawa Senators enter Sunday sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 6-2-2 mark in their last 10 games, and they've continued winning despite losing their best forward (Jason Spezza, back), their best defenseman (Erik Karlsson, Achilles tendon) and starting goaltender (Craig Anderson, ankle) to injuries. The team also is missing forward Guillaume Latendresse (neck) and defenseman Mike Lundin (concussion).

As the 2013 Trade Deadline approaches, Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray finds himself in an interesting position: Does he look to replace the injured players? Or does he wait it out with the roster he has and hope Spezza and Anderson return -- Karlsson is out for the season -- prior to the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

"You make judgments accordingly," Murray told the Ottawa Sun. "I have to see if [Spezza] is going to come back in a time frame that will help us. I have to see if Latendresse and Lundin are going to be ready to play.

"If our numbers are getting close to our regular lineup [in the near future], then you probably have more ambition, if you're in the playoff hunt, to say, 'Let's make sure we make it and let's pay the price to do it.'"

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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 1:50 PM

By Chris Adamski -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineups for Islanders, Penguins

PITTSBURGH -- The projected lines and defensemen pairings for Sunday night's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders at Consol Energy Center:

ISLANDERS

Matt Moulson - John Tavares - Brad Boyes

Josh Bailey - Frans NielsenKyle Okposo

Michael GrabnerMarty ReasonerDavid Ullstrom

Matt Martin - Casey CizikasColin McDonald

Travis Hamonic - Andrew MacDonald

Thomas HickeyLubomir Visnovsky

Mark Streit - Radek Martinek

Evgeni Nabokov

Kevin Poulin


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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 1:36 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Jets' Pavelec valued time as Hedberg's teammate

NEWARK, N.J. -- Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec considers himself lucky to have been an understudy of one of the hardest-working goalies to strap on the pads in the National Hockey League -- Johan Hedberg.

Pavelec and Hedberg were partners for three seasons with the then-Atlanta Thrashers from 2007-08 through 2009-10 before Hedberg signed with the New Jersey Devils in July 2010.

The former teammates will be opposite each other on Sunday when the Devils play host to the Jets at Prudential Center.


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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 1:28 PM

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

Leighton recalled by Flyers, could start Sunday

The Philadelphia Flyers opted to stay off the ice Sunday morning, ahead of their game Sunday night against the visiting Buffalo Sabres (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2), one day after their 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins, their third straight defeat.

After the game Saturday, coach Peter Laviolette convened a team meeting, followed by the players having a private meeting.

The defeat dropped the Flyers to 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, and after entering the week with two straight wins, they were swept in games against the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Bruins, two of which they held leads in only to see them given away.

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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 1:02 PM

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

Leopold back in the lineup for improving Sabres

PHILADELPHIA -- The Buffalo Sabres enter Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2) 14th in the Eastern Conference, but the signs of improvement have been there recently. And facing a Flyers team that's lost three in a row, including a 3-0 defeat at the Boston Bruins on Saturday, could have the Sabres in the perfect spot to steal two points.

"I'm sure they're going to want to come out strong," Sabres captain Jason Pominville told NHL.com. "Obviously we've heard about how they've been going through a bit of a tough go, had a big meeting [Saturday] and everything. I'm sure they're going to want to have a big start. We're going to have to make sure we can calm that storm right off the bat and be ready to play after that. They're a team we're trying to catch, they're ahead of us right now, and it’s a big game for us."

The Sabres have earned points in five of the eight games since Ron Rolston took over as interim coach (3-3-2), and enter Sunday just two points behind the 11th-place Flyers. However, the Sabres have played to a shootout in four of their previous five games, giving teams ahead of them just enough to keep the Sabres stuck near the bottom of the standings.

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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 12:33 PM

By Dan Myers -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineups for Canucks, Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Here are the projected lineups for tonight's game between the Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center:

CANUCKS

Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows

Chris Higgins - Mason Raymond - Jannik Hansen

David Booth - Maxim Lapierre - Zack Kassian

Tom Sestito - Jordan Schroeder - Dale Weise

Dan Hamhuis - Jason Garrison

Alexander Edler - Christopher Tanev

Andrew Alberts - Cam Barker

Cory Schneider

Roberto Luongo


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Posted On Sunday, 03.10.2013 / 12:09 PM

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

Rangers give Lundqvist afternoon off, turn to Biron

Martin Biron will make his fourth start of the season in goal when the New York Rangers face the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon (12:30 p.m. ET, NBC).

In three previous starts and one relief appearance, Biron has a 1-1-1 record with a 2.50 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.

Braden Holtby (9-7-0, 2.87 GAA, .911 save percentage) will be in net for the Capitals.

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