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Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 7:00 PM

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

Corvo to sit for Hurricanes

NEW YORK -- Based on pregame warmups, the Carolina Hurricanes will be without defenseman Joe Corvo due to a lower-body injury that occurred Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Corvo wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups, and it looks like Bobby Sanguinetti will replace him against the New York Rangers, the team that selected him in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft.

Dan Ellis will get the start in net for the Hurricanes, who were unable to have a morning skate because of construction taking place at Madison Square Garden.

Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller appears set to shuffle his middle two lines against the Rangers. Eric Staal will center the top line with Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty, but Jeff Skinner took line rushes on the third line with Riley Nash and Jussi Jokinen. The second line consisted of Jordan Staal centering Drayson Bowman and Patrick Dwyer.

Here are the updated Hurricanes lines:

Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin

Drayson Bowman - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer

Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Jussi Jokinen

Kevin Westgarth - Adam Hall - Tim Wallace

Jay Harrison - Justin Faulk

Tim Gleason - Bobby Sanguinetti

Joni Pitkanen - Jamie McBain

Dan Ellis

Justin Peters

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Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 6:27 PM

By Matt Sitkoff - Contributor / - NHL Live blog

CISCO NHL Live: Dan Bylsma

Pittsburgh Penguins have won 9-straight games and CISCO NHL Live talks with head coach Dan Bylsma about his teams current win streak.
Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 4:26 PM

By Staff -  / - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Kings' projected lineup for game vs. Coyotes

Coming off their 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, it's likely the Los Angeles Kings stick with the same lineup when they face the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday.

That means rookie Tyler Toffoli, who had one shot on goal in 13:20 of ice time Saturday in his NHL debut, will remain in the lineup.

Goalie Jonathan Quick, who was pulled after allowing three goals on 12 shots in 28:34 of ice time, will make the start.

Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 4:16 PM

By Kevin Woodley - Correspondent / - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Luongo starts again, Schroeder in Canucks' lineup

VANCOUVER -- Jordan Schroeder is back with the Vancouver Canucks and Roberto Luongo is back in goal as the Canucks try to take back the Northwest Division lead from the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

Luongo gets a fourth straight start for just the second time this season despite giving up nine goals in his last two, including three in the final period of a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Luongo has, however, only given up one goal in his last four starts against the Wild at Rogers Arena, and the Canucks are playing the first of back-to-back games, with Cory Schneider almost certain to start Tuesday against St. Louis.

Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 3:38 PM

By Staff -  / - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Injury keeping Lecavalier off the ice

Vincent Lecavalier wouldn't give much detail on exactly what his lower-body injury is, but said it's keeping him off the ice.

"It's more of a waiting game and waiting and rest it," the Tampa Bay Lightning captain told reporters in Tampa on Monday. "I can still do some other stuff. Skating right now is not a possibility."

Lecavalier will miss his third straight game since when his Lightning host the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS). He sustained the injury during a March 12 game against the Florida Panthers.

"It didn't look like anything but obviously something did happen," he said. "I guess you could say it's kind of a fluky thing. … I knew something was wrong right away. I went to the bench, might have played another shift after [but I] knew something was wrong."

Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 3:30 PM

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

McLellan lets Sharks know he expects more

ANAHEIM -- San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan left open the possibility of lineup changes after what he called "easily" the team's most disappointing loss of the season Saturday.

But San Jose had an optional skate Monday and the most McLellan revealed was that Ryane Clowe would not play against the Anaheim Ducks because of a reported shoulder injury, while indicating there were no call-ups. Antti Niemi will start in goal.

"We'll make some decisions on other players after that," McLellan said.

Clowe was injured in the first period of a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, after which McLellan questioned his team's motivation and effort. He was forced to mix and match lines because of Clowe's absence, but added it probably wouldn't have made a difference.

Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 1:58 PM

By Matt Sitkoff - Contributor / - NHL Live blog

Bylsma to talk hot Penguins on Cisco NHL Live

Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will get you caught up on what you missed this weekend and preview all seven games Monday night. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won nine straight and we'll have coach Dan Bylsma on the show to talk about their recent hot streak.

NHL Network insider Bob McKenzie will drop by to give the latest on some trade rumors floating around as we get closer to the deadline. We'll also examine some top lines around the NHL with our resident coach NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose.

Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks all the games being played on Monday.

Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 1:31 PM

By Steve Hunt - Correspondent / - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Healthy Stars look to salvage finale of homestand

DALLAS -- After a highly disappointing 8-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in front of a sellout crowd at American Airlines Center on Saturday, the Dallas Stars return to the ice against the Calgary Flames on Monday.

The Stars are 0-2-0 against the Flames this season, having lost to them 7-4 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Feb. 13 and then falling 4-3 at home four days later. Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan has a formula for salvaging the final contest in a four-game homestand, a stretch in which the Stars are 0-2-1 and have been outscored 14-2.

"I think consistency [is the key]," Gulutzan said. "I think playing a 60-minute hockey game [is key]. I know that sounds redundant, but if it's 1-1, 0-0 after two, that's fine. We've just got to play 60 minutes."

The Stars enter this game almost completely healthy. Fourth-line wing Ryan Garbutt will miss a second straight game with a hand injury and veteran defenseman Stephane Robidas was absent from the morning skate, but for good reason.

Posted On Monday, 03.18.2013 / 12:56 PM

By Steve Hunt - Correspondent / - 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

Projected lineups for Flames, Stars

DALLAS -- Here are the projected lineups for Monday night's game between the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.


Michael CammalleriAlex TanguayJarome Iginla

Curtis GlencrossMatt StajanLee Stempniak

Jiri HudlerRoman CervenkaBlake Comeau

Tim JackmanSteve BeginBrian McGrattan

Mark GiordanoDennis Wideman

TJ BrodieJay Bouwmeester

Chris ButlerDerek Smith

Joey MacDonald

Daniel Taylor

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