Quick Hits: Roster Notes, Lines, Pairings and Starting Goalies

Roster Notes …

  • Arpon Basu: Carey Price practiced with the team for the first time since suffering his injury.
  • Andy Strickland: Reports are that Blues Jori Lehtera spent last night in a Columbus hospital as a precautionary measure. They are not anticipating anything serious.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Tyler Johnson, Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Drouin miss practice again. It’s a good sign that they won’t play tomorrow.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Zemgus Girgensons missed practice again today. Ryan O’Reilly isn’t at practice, but coach Dan Bylsma makes him take rest days. Evander Kane is skating.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith skated this morning. He’s been out with an illness.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said that defenseman Tim Gleason will practice with the team on PTO.
  • Bob McKenzie: Guy Boucher: “Once I indicated I wanted to move on at the end of the year I knew the team here could decide to move on before that.  I want to coach in NHL again. That’s my goal.” Boucher and his family will return to North America but not sure yet where to live.

Lines and Defensive Pairings …

  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Terry-E. Staal-Versteeg Nordstrom-J. Staal-Nash Skinner-Rask-Lindholm Gerbe-McClement-Malone/Nestrasil
  • Vancouver Canucks: lines: Sedin-Sedin-Hansen Higgins-McCann-Grenier Burrows-Horvat-Virtanen Baertschi-Cracknell-Dorsett. Defensive pairings: Edler-Tanev Hamhuis-Weber Hutton-Bartkowski.
  • John Vogl: Sabres lines:  Moulson-Schaller-Gionta, Kane-Eichel-Reinhart, Foligno-Larsson-Ennis, Deslauriers-Legwand-McGinn.
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty – Plekanec – Gallagher, Eller – Galchenyuk – Mitchell, Fleischmann – Desharnais – Weise, Byron-Flynn-DSP, Semin. Defensive pairings: Markov – Subban Beaulieu – Petry Gilbert – Pateryn Tinordi
  • Erik Erlendsson: Namestnikov-Stamkos-Kucherov Killorn-Filppula-Marchessault Blunden-Boyle (Brown)-Condra
  • Boston Bruins: lines: Marchand—Bergeron—Hayes Vatrano—Krejci—Eriksson Beleskey—Spooner—Connolly Rinaldo—Kemppainen—Randell
  • Ed Tait: Jets lines: Ladd, Little, Wheeler; Perreault-Scheifele-Stafford; Ehlers-Burmi-Thorburn; Lowry-Copp-Peluso
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Nyquist Tatar-Datsyuk-Larkin Miller-Athanasiou-Pulkkinen Helm-Glendening-Sheahan

Starting Goalies …