SPECTOR is reporting that Teemu Selanne has been seen poking around Sweden, leading to speculation that he could sign to play there this season. 

 

Alexander Frolov has been playing through a strained groin lately, but he has now decided that he needs to miss a couple of games to properly heal it. 

 

Patrick Elias missed yesterday's contest with the flu. Paul Martin was back in action.

 

Paul Ranger was back in the lineup for TB

 

Martin Straka was back in the Rangers lineup. He played with Jagr and Dubinsky. 

 

Keep an eye on a Swedish kid named Fabian Brunnstrom. He is a 22-year-old who was never drafted (and so is an unrestricted free agent). His late-blooming skills are drawing comparisons to how Daniel Alfredsson came from out of nowhere as a 21-year-old. Read this article from THN's Ken Campbell for more on Brunnstrom.

 

Jere Lehtinen strained his abdominal muscle and could be out for a couple of weeks. At the very best, he will play through pain, which makes him less effective. He missed last night's contest. Loui Eriksson replaced him on the top line and had three shots.

 

The Bruins recalled Vladimir Sobotka from Providence. Milan Lucic may not be able to dress after taking a big hit from Berard yesterday (although, I saw that game and he later came back and hit Berard back). If he doesn't play, Sobotka will make his NHL debut. He has 14 points in 15 games for Providence, but they say the numbers don't reflect what he brings to the table. They are very very high on this kid. He is 127th on my Fantasy Prospects list, but will move up with this news.

 

Drew Miller injured his knee yesterday and left the game. No further word on the extent of the damage, but seeing as Geoff Platt has nine points in five games since joining Portland, I would imagine that the Ducks will call him up.

 

Sami Salo returned to the Vancouver lineup.

 

Branko Radivojevic was a healthy scratch for the Wild yesterday.

 

Dwayne Roloson will get the start today.

 

I told you when Erik Cole returned to the lineup his linemates Staal and Stillman would start rolling again. It took 4:53 for the line to score their first goal and they added a second goal before the game was over yesterday.

 

Mike Peca returned to the Columbus lineup and had two points. He has nine in his last 11 games. When he plays, he is proving to be quite productive this year.

  


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