Afternoon Hits: Roster notes, Lines, Pairings and Starters

Quick Hits …

  • David Pagnotta: Justin Abdelkader’s new contract includes a no-trade clause in his first four years and then a limited no-trade clause for the last three years.
  • Chuck Gormley: Brooks Orpik will be a game time decision with a lower-body injury.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Jyrki Jokipakka won’t play tonight due to an injury. Jamie Oleksiak will be in.
  • Rich Chere: Ryane Clowe has been scouting NHL and AHL games for the Devils.
  • Tom Gulitti: Stephan Matteau will be in the lineup for the Devils tonight, Jiri Tlusty is out.
  • Kevin McGran: Daniel Winnik will be in the Leafs lineup tonight, Brad Boyes is out.
  • Bill Roose: The Red Wings put Kyle Quincey on the LTIR and Landon Ferraro on the short-term IR.
  • Michael Russo: The Wild put Tyler Graovac and Justin Fontaine on the LTIR.
  • Joe McDonald: The Bruins have signed Jake DeBrusk, Zach Senyshyn, and Jeremy Lauzon to entry-level contracts.

Lines and Defensive pairings …

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Datsyuk Tatar-Larkin-Nyquist Sheahan-Athanasiou-Pulkkinen Miller-Glendening-Helm
  • Boston Bruins: Lines: Beleskey—Bergeron—Connolly Vatrano—Krejci—Eriksson Marchand—Spooner—Hayes Rinaldo—Kemppainen—Randell. Defensive pairings: Chara—C. Miller Seidenberg—McQuaid Morrow—Trotman Krug—K. Miller
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: E. Staal-Rask-Lindholm Gerbe-J. Staal-Terry Skinner-Nash-Versteeg Nestrasil-McClement-Nordstrom. Chip Alexander: Defensive pairings: Hainsey-Faulk, Liles-Pesce, Hanifin-Murphy.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators lines: Hoffman-Turris-Stone; Puempel-Zibanejad-Ryan, Michalek-Pageau-Chiasson and Lazar-Smith-Neil. Defensive pairings: Methot-Karlsson, Wiercioch-Ceci and Cowen-Borowiecki.
  • Rich Chere: Devils lines: Kalinin-Zajac-Palmieri; Cammalleri-Henrique-Stempniak; Matteau-Josefson-Tootoo; O’Neill-Gionta-Farnham.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets lines: Ladd-Little-Wheeler, Perreault-Scheifele-Ehlers, Thorburn-Lowry-Stafford, Burmistrov-Copp-Petan

Starting goalies …

  • Rich Chere: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils. Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Michelle Gingras: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
  • Chip Alexander: Cam Ward will start in net for the Hurricanes.
  • Tim Panaccio: Steve Mason will start in net for the Flyers.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Andrew Hammond will start in net for the Senators.
  • Arthur Staple: Jaroslav Halak will start in net for the Islanders.
  • Michael Russo: Devan Dubnyk will start in net for the Wild.
  • Ken Wiebe: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
  • Kevin McGran: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs.