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NHL announces opening-day rosters for 2008-09 season

Thursday, 10.09.2008 / 6:37 PM / News

By NHL.com Staff

NEW YORK -- Following are NHL club rosters for the opening of the 2008-09 regular season in North America, which tonight features the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., ET, VERSUS, CBC), Boston at Colorado (10 p.m., ET, VERSUS), Calgary at Vancouver (10:30 p.m., ET, CBC) and Anaheim at San Jose (10:30 p.m., ET).

Anaheim Ducks

Francois Beauchemin, D; Ryan Carter, F; Ryan Getzlaf, F; J.S. Giguere, G; Jonas Hiller, G; Kent Huskins, D; Ken Klee, D; Chris Kunitz, F; Todd Marchant, F; Brad May, F; Nathan McIver, D; Travis Moen, F; Steve Montador, D; Brendan Morrison, F; Rob Niedermayer, F; Scott Niedermayer, D; Samuel Pahlsson, F; George Parros, F; Corey Perry, F; Chris Pronger, D; Teemu Selanne, F; Brian Sutherby, F.

Injured reserve: Brad Larson, F.

Atlanta Thrashers

Colby Armstrong, F; Zach Bogosian, D; Eric Boulton, F; Erik Christensen, F; Tobias Enstrom, D; Garnet Exelby, D; Ron Hainsey, D; Niclas Havelid, D; Johan Hedberg, G; Ilya Kovalchuk, F; Vyacheslav Kozlov, F; Kari Lehtonen, G; Bryan Little, F; Nathan Oystrick, D; Eric Perrin, F; Marty Reasoner, F; Mathieu Schneider, D; Jim Slater, F; Brett Sterling, F; Chris Thorburn, F; Todd White, F; Jason Williams, F.

Injured reserve: Mike Hoffman, F.

Boston Bruins

Andrew Alberts, D; P.J. Axelsson, F; Patrice Bergeron, F; Zdeno Chara, D; Andrew Ference, D; Manny Fernandez, G; Shane Hnidy, D; Phil Kessel, F; Chuck Kobasew, F; David Krejci, F; Milan Lucic, F; Petteri Nokelainen, F; Michael Ryder, F; Marc Savard, F; Mark Stuart, D; Marco Sturm, F; Tim Thomas, G; Shawn Thornton, F; Aaron Ward, D; Blake Wheeler, F; Dennis Wideman, D; Stephane Yelle, F.

Injured reserve: None.

Buffalo Sabres

Maxim Afinogenov, F; Tim Connolly, F; Matt Ellis, F; Jochen Hecht, F; Patrick Kaleta, F; Ales Kotalik, F; Patrick Lalime, G; Toni Lydman, D; Clarke MacArthur, F; Adam Mair, F; Ryan Miller, G; Teppo Numminen, D; Nathan Paetsch, D; Daniel Paille, F; Andrew Peters, F; Jason Pominville, F; Craig Rivet, D; Derek Roy, F; Andrej Sekera, D; Jaroslav Spacek, D; Drew Stafford, F; Henrik Tallinder, D; Thomas Vanek, F.

Injured reserve: Paul Gaustad, F.

Calgary Flames

Adrian Aucoin, D; Todd Bertuzzi, F; Rene Bourque, F; Dustin Boyd, F; Mike Cammalleri, F; Craig Conroy, F; Mark Giordano, D; Curtis Glencross, F; Jarome Iginla, F; Miikka Kiprusoff, G; Daymond Langkow, F; Matthew Lombardi, F; Curtis McElhinney, G; David Moss, F; Eric Nystrom, F; Adam Pardy, D; Dion Phaneuf, D; Wayne Primeau, F; Brandon Prust, F; Robyn Regehr, D; Andre Roy, F; Cory Sarich, D; Jim Vandermeer, D.

Injured reserve: John Armstrong, F; Gord Baldwin, D; Kevin Lalande, G; Rhett Warrener, D.
Brent Krahn, G; David Moss, F.

Carolina Hurricanes

Anton Babchuk, D; Ryan Bayda, F; Zach Boychuk, F; Rod Brind'Amour, F; Wade Brookbank, F; Joe Corvo, D; Matt Cullen, F; Patrick Eaves, F; Tim Gleason, D; Frantisek Kaberle, D; Dan LaCouture, F; Chad LaRose, F; Michael Leighton, G; Josef Melichar, D; Joni Pitkanen, D; Tuomo Ruutu, F; Sergei Samsonov, F; Dennis Seidenberg, D; Eric Staal, F; Brandon Sutter, F; Niclas Wallin, D; Cam Ward, G; Ray Whitney, F.

Injured reserve: David Tanabe, D; Scott Walker, F.

Chicago Blackhawks

Craig Adams, F; Dave Bolland, F; Adam Burish, F; Dustin Byfuglien, F; Brian Campbell, D; Ben Eager, F; Colin Fraser, F; Martin Havlat, F; Jordan Hendry, D; Niklas Hjalmarsson, D; Cristobal Huet, G; Patrick Kane, F; Duncan Keith, D; Nikolai Khabibulin, G; Andrew Ladd, F; Brent Seabrook, D; Patrick Sharp, F; Jack Skille, F; Brent Sopel, D; Jonathan Toews, F; Kris Versteeg, F; Matt Walker, D.

Injured reserve: James Wisniewski, D.

Colorado Avalanche

Tyler Arnason, F; Peter Budaj, G; Brett Clark, D; Adam Foote, D; Ben Guite, F; Scott Hannan, D; Milan Hejduk, F; David Jones, F; Ian Laperriere, F; Jordan Leopold, D; John-Michael Liles, D; Cody McCormick, F; Cody McLeod, F; Andrew Raycroft, G; Joe Sakic, F; Ruslan Salei, D; Ryan Smyth, F; Paul Stastny, F; Marek Svatos, F; Daniel Tjarnqvist, D; Darcy Tucker, F; Wojtek Wolski, F.

Injured reserve: Philippe Dupuis, F; Scott Parker, F.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Christian Backman, D; Jared Boll, F; Derick Brassard, F; Jason Chimera, F; Mike Commodore, D; Derek Dorsett, F; Jan Hejda, D; Kristian Huselius, F; Rostislav Klesla, D; Pascal Leclaire, G; Marc Methot, D; Fredrik Modin, F; Andrew Murray, F; Rick Nash, F; Fredrik Norrena, G; Jiri Novotny, F; Michael Peca, F; Alexandre Picard, F; Kris Russell, D; Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, D; Fedor Tyutin, D; R.J. Umberger, F; Jakub Voracek, F.

Injured reserve: Manny Malhotra, F; Raffi Torres, F.

Dallas Stars

Sean Avery, F; Krys Barch, F; Philippe Boucher, D; Fabian Brunnstrom, F; Brandon Crombeen, F; Trevor Daley, D; Loui Eriksson, F; Mark Fistric, D; Nicklas Grossman, D; Doug Janik, D; Jere Lehtinen, F; Joel Lundqvist, F; Mike Modano, F; Brenden Morrow, F; James Neal, F; Matt Niskanen, D; Steve Ott, F; Toby Petersen, F; Mike Ribeiro, F; Brad Richards, F; Stephane Robidas, D; Tobias Stephan, G; Marty Turco, G.

Injured reserve: Sergei Zubov, D.

Detroit Red Wings

Daniel Cleary, F; Ty Conklin, G; Pavel Datsyuk, F; Kris Draper, F; Valtteri Filppula, F; Johan Franzen, F; Tomas Holmstrom, F; Marian Hossa, F; Jiri Hudler, F; Tomas Kopecky, F; Niklas Kronwall, D; Brett Lebda, D; Nicklas Lidstrom, D; Andreas Lilja, D; Kirk Maltby, F; Derek Meech, D; Chris Osgood, G; Kyle Quincey, D; Brian Rafalski, D; Mikael Samuelsson, F; Brad Stuart, D; Henrik Zetterberg, F.

Injured reserve: Chris Chelios, D; Jimmy Howard, G; Darren McCarty, F.

Edmonton Oilers

Kyle Brodziak, F; Andrew Cogliano, F; Erik Cole, F; Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, G; Sam Gagner, F; Mathieu Garon, G; Tom Gilbert, D; Denis Grebeshkov, D; Ales Hemsky, F; Shawn Horcoff, F; Steve MacIntyre, D; Ethan Moreau, F; Robert Nilsson, F; Dustin Penner, F; Fernando Pisani, F; Marc-Antoine Pouliot, F; Dwayne Roloson, G; Ladislav Smid, D; Sheldon Souray, D; Steve Staios, D; Zach Stortini, F; Jason Strudwick, D; Lubomir Visnovsky, D.

Injured reserve: Mathieu Roy, D.

Florida Panthers

Bryan Allen, D; Craig Anderson, G; Keith Ballard, D; Wade Belak, F; David Booth, F; Jay Bouwmeester, D; Nick Boynton, D; Gregory Campbell, F; Radek Dvorak, F; Michael Frolik, F; Nathan Horton, F; Kamil Kreps, F; Bryan McCabe, D; Brett McLean, F; Cory Murphy, D; Rostislav Olesz, F; Ville Peltonen, F; Anthony Stewart, F; Cory Stillman, F; Tomas Vokoun, G; Stephen Weiss, F; Noah Welch, D; Richard Zednik, F.

Injured reserve: Karlis Skrastins, D.

Los Angeles Kings

Derek Armstrong, F; Brian Boyle, F; Dustin Brown, F; Kyle Calder, F; Drew Doughty, D; Erik Ersberg, G; Alexander Frolov, F; Denis Gauthier, D; Matt Greene, D; Michal Handzus, F; Peter Harrold, D; Raitis Ivanans, F; Jack Johnson, D; Anze Kopitar, F; Jason LaBarbera, G; Oscar Moller, F; Matt Moulson, F; Sean O'Donnell, D; Patrick O'Sullivan, F; Tom Preissing, D; Brad Richardson, F; Wayne Simmonds, F; Jarret Stoll, F.

Injured reserve: Marc-Andre Cliche, F; Richard Clune, F; John Zeiler, F.

Minnesota Wild

Niklas Backstrom, G; Eric Belanger, F; Marc-Andre Bergeron, D; Derek Boogaard, F; Pierre-Marc Bouchard, F; Andrew Brunette, F; Brent Burns, D; Marian Gaborik, F; Colton Gillies, F; Josh Harding, G; Kim Johnsson, D; Mikko Koivu, F; Antti Miettinen, F; Tomas Mojzis, D; Owen Nolan, F; Benoit Pouliot, F; Erik Reitz, D; Nick Schultz, D; James Sheppard, F; Martin Skoula, D; Stephane Veilleux, F; Craig Weller, F; Marek Zidlicky, D.

Injured reserve: John Scott, D.

Montreal Canadiens

Steve Begin, F; Patrice Brisebois, D; Kyle Chipchura, F; Mathieu Dandenault, F; Josh Gorges, D; Jaroslav Halak, G; Roman Hamrlik, D; Chris Higgins, F; Andrei Kostitsyn, F; Sergei Kostitsyn, F; Saku Koivu, F; Mike Komisarek, D; Tom Kostopoulos, F; Alex Kovalev, F; Robert Lang, F; Maxim Lapierre, F; Georges Laraque, F; Guillaume Latendresse, F; Andrei Markov, D; Ryan O'Byrne, D; Tomas Plekanec, F; Carey Price, G; Alex Tanguay, F.

Injured reserve: Francis Bouillon, D; Mathieu Carle, D.

Nashville Predators

Jason Arnott, F; Radek Bonk, F; Greg de Vries, D; J.P. Dumont, F; Dan Ellis, G; Martin Erat, F; Vernon Fiddler, F; Dan Hamhuis, D; Patric Hornqvist, F; Ryan Jones, F; Kevin Klein, D; Ville Koistinen, D; David Legwand, F; Scott Nichol, F; Rich Peverley, F; Pekka Rinne, G; Jerred Smithson, F; Ryan Suter, D; Jordin Tootoo, F; Joel Ward, F; Shea Weber, D; Greg Zanon, D.

Injured reserve: Nick Tarnasky, F.

New Jersey Devils

Martin Brodeur, G; Sheldon Brookbank, D; David Clarkson, F; Patrik Elias, F; Brian Gionta, F; Andy Greene, D; Bobby Holik, F; Jamie Langenbrunner, F; John Madden, F; Paul Martin, D; Mike Mottau, D; Johnny Oduya, D; Jay Pandolfo, F; Zach Parise, F; Brian Rolston, F; Michael Rupp, F; Anssi Salmela, D; Bryce Salvador, D; Petr Vrana, F; Kevin Weekes, G; Colin White, D; Travis Zajac, F; Dainius Zubrus, F.

Injured reserve: None.

New York Islanders

Josh Bailey, F; Sean Bergenheim, F; Blake Comeau, F; Mike Comrie, F; Rick DiPietro, G; Bruno Gervais, D; Bill Guerin, F; Andy Hilbert, F; Jack Hillen, D; Trent Hunter, F; Joey MacDonald, G; Radek Martinek, D; Freddy Meyer, D; Frans Nielsen, F; Kyle Okposo, F; Richard Park, F; Thomas Pock, D; Jon Sim, F; Mark Streit, D; Jeff Tambellini, F; Nate Thompson, F; Doug Weight, F; Brendan Witt, D.

Injured reserve: Chris Campoli, D; Chris Lee, D; Tomas Marcinko, F; Mike Sillinger, F; Andy Sutton, D; Ben Walter, F.

New York Rangers

Blair Betts, F; Ryan Callahan, F; Nigel Dawes, F; Chris Drury, F; Brandon Dubinsky, F; Dan Fritsche, F; Dan Girardi, D; Scott Gomez, F; Dmitri Kalinin, D; Lauri Korpikoski, F; Henrik Lundqvist, G; Paul Mara, D; Markus Naslund, F; Colton Orr, F; Petr Prucha, F; Wade Redden, D; Patrick Rissmiller, F; Michal Rozsival, D; Fredrik Sjostrom, F; Marc Staal, D; Steve Valiquette, G; Aaron Voros, F; Nikolai Zherdev, F.

Injured reserve: Joe Barnes, F.

Ottawa Senators

Daniel Alfredsson, F; Alex Auld, G; Shean Donovan, F; Mike Fisher, F; Nick Foligno, F; Martin Gerber, G; Dany Heatley, F; Chris Kelly, F; Filip Kuba, D; Brian Lee, D; Dean McAmmond, F; Chris Neil, F; Chris Phillips, D; Alexandre Picard, D; Luke Richardson, D; Jarkko Ruutu, F; Christoph Schubert, F; Jason Smith, D; Jason Spezza, F; Antoine Vermette, F; Anton Volchenkov, D; Jesse Winchester, F.

Injured reserve: None.

Philadelphia Flyers

Arron Asham, F; J.S. Aubin, G; Martin Biron, G; Daniel Briere, F; Jeff Carter, F; Braydon Coburn, D; Riley Cote, F; Steve Downie, F; Steve Eminger, D; Simon Gagne, F; Scott Hartnell, F; Randy Jones, D; Mike Knuble, F; Lasse Kukkonen, D; Joffrey Lupul, F; Glen Metropolit, F; Antero Niittymaki, G; Mike Richards, F; Jared Ross, F; Luca Sbisa, D; Kimmo Timonen, D; Scottie Upshall, F; Ossi Vaananen, D.

Injured reserve: Josh Beaulieu, F; Derian Hatcher, D; Ryan Parent, D; Mike Rathje, D.

Phoenix Coyotes

Mikkel Boedker, F; Ilya Bryzgalov, G; Dan Carcillo, F; Shane Doan, F; Todd Fedoruk, F; David Hale, D; Martin Hanzal, F; Olli Jokinen, F; Ed Jovanovski, D; Enver Lisin, F; Brian McGrattan, F; Zbynek Michalek, D; Derek Morris, D; Peter Mueller, F; Kevin Porter, F; Steve Reinprecht, F; Kurt Sauer, D; Mikael Tellqvist, G; Viktor Tikhonov, F; Kyle Turris, F; Daniel Winnik, F; Keith Yandle, D.

Injured reserve: Jonas Ahnelov, D.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Paul Bissonnette, F; Matt Cooke, F; Sidney Crosby, F; Pascal Dupuis, F; Mark Eaton, D; Ruslan Fedotenko, F; Marc-Andre Fleury, G; Hal Gill, D; Eric Godard, F; Alex Goligoski, D; Tyler Kennedy, F; Kris Letang, D; Evgeni Malkin, F; Brooks Orpik, D; Dany Sabourin, G; Miroslav Satan, F; Rob Scuderi, D; Jordan Staal, F; Darryl Sydor, D; Petr Sykora, F; Maxime Talbot, F; Bill Thomas, F.

Injured reserve: Sergei Gonchar, D.

St. Louis Blues

David Backes, F; Patrik Berglund, F; Brad Boyes, F; Eric Brewer, D; Barret Jackman, D; Cam Janssen, F; Paul Kariya, F; Manny Legace, G; Chris Mason, G; Jay McClement, F; Andy McDonald, F; Jay McKee, D; T.J. Oshie, F; David Perron, F; Alex Pietrangelo, D; Roman Polak, D; Yan Stastny, F; Lee Stempniak, F; Keith Tkachuk, F; Steve Wagner, D; Mike Weaver, D.

Injured reserve: Dan Hinote, F; Jonas Junland, D; Dwayne King, F; Jeff Woywitka, D.

San Jose Sharks

Rob Blake, D; Brian Boucher, G; Dan Boyle, D; Jonathan Cheechoo, F; Ryane Clowe, F; Christian Ehrhoff, D; Marcel Goc, F; Mike Grier, F; Lukas Kaspar, F; Brad Lukowich, D; Patrick Marleau, F; Milan Michalek, F; Doug Murray, D; Evgeni Nabokov, G; Joe Pavelski, F; Tomas Plihal, F; Jeremy Roenick, F; Alexei Semenov, D; Devin Setoguchi, F; Jody Shelley, F; Joe Thornton, F; Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D.

Injured reserve: Torrey Mitchell, F.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Evgeny Artyukhin, F; Matt Carle, D; Chris Gratton, F; Adam Hall, F; Jamie Heward, D; Jussi Jokinen, F; David Koci, F; Olaf Kolzig, G; Vincent Lecavalier, F; Mike Lundin, D; Ryan Malone, F; Andrej Meszaros, D; Janne Niskala, D; Vaclav Prospal, F; Mark Recchi, F; Gary Roberts, F; Mike Smith, G; Martin St. Louis, F; Steven Stamkos, F; Radim Vrbata, F.

Injured reserve: Ryan Craig, F; Jason Ward, F.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Nik Antropov, F; Jason Blake, F; Carlo Colaiacovo, D; Jonas Frogren, D; Mikhail Grabovski, F; Niklas Hagman, F; Ryan Hollweg, F; Curtis Joseph, G; Tomas Kaberle, D; Pavel Kubina, D; Nikolai Kulemin, F; Jamal Mayers, F; John Mitchell, F; Dominic Moore, F; Alexei Ponikarovsky, F; Luke Schenn, D; Matt Stajan, F; Alex Steen, F; Anton Stralman, D; Jiri Tlusty, F; Vesa Toskala, G; Mike Van Ryn, D; Ian White, D.

Injured reserve: Jeff Finger, D.

Vancouver Canucks

Steve Bernier, F; Kevin Bieksa, D; Mike Brown, F; Alex Burrows, F; Rob Davison, D; Pavol Demitra, F; Alex Edler, D; Jannik Hansen, F; Darcy Hordichuk, F; Ryan Johnson, F; Ryan Kesler, F; Roberto Luongo, G; Willie Mitchell, D; Shane O'Brien, D; Mattias Ohlund, D; Taylor Pyatt, F; Mason Raymond, F; Rick Rypien, F; Sami Salo, D; Curtis Sanford, G; Daniel Sedin, F; Henrik Sedin, F; Kyle Wellwood, F.

Injured reserve: Lawrence Nycholat, D.

Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom, F; Matt Bradley, F; Donald Brashear, F; Chris Clark, F; John Erskine, D; Sergei Fedorov, F; Eric Fehr, F; Tomas Fleischmann, F; Boyd Gordon, F; Mike Green, D; Brent Johnson, G; Milan Jurcina, D; Viktor Kozlov, F; Brooks Laich, F; Shaone Morrisonn, D; Michael Nylander, F; Alex Ovechkin, F; Tom Poti, D; Jeff Schultz, D; Alexander Semin, F; David Steckel, F; Jose Theodore, G.

Injured reserve: Brian Pothier, D.







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