Chicago has signed Jack Skille. He has also signed a contract with Norfolk so he will play the last few games of the season there.
Both Yanic Perreault and Jeff O'Neill played under eight minutes last night.
Patrick O'Sullivan now has a seven game point streak going and he has six points in his last three. Next season looks very bright for him.
Paul Stastny – a three-game pointless streak going now…
Robert Nilsson was returned to the AHL last night with Ales Hemsky's return to the lineup.
The Oilers still have yet to win in regulation without Ryan Smyth on their team this year.
Hemsky's return means Petr Sykora can start scoring again now. And he did.
TSN is reporting that the NHL has adopted a policy in that teams will be more forthcoming about the injuries. Theoretically, this means we will see less "upper body injuries" and "lower body injuries". This helps fantasy poolies, such as…oh I don't know…us?
Curtis Sanford injured his groin on Thursday and could miss the rest of the season. Expect injuries from this guy year in and year out. Marek Schwarz was recalled.
Rob Blake left the game last night with a strained neck. This will help Jamie Heward's production down the stretch if Blake misses more time.
Lubomir Visnovsky missed last night's contest with an undisclosed injury. Jamie Heward makes an excellent dark horse for down the stretch. I picked him up for my bench in the ICE experts league.
Henrik Zetterberg is talking about not returning until the playoffs. Babcock is still hoping for a return for a few games of the season, but Zetts is talking playoffs.
Patrick Sharp has seven goals in his last eight games for Chicago.
Jeff Hamilton missed last night's contest with a sore shoulder.
Jon Sim broke an orbital bone during a fight Thursday night. Sim, who has career highs of 17 goals and 11 assists for Atlanta this season, underwent surgery Friday afternoon. His return is unknown.
Michel Therrien completely scrambled his lines around in practice yesterday. Finally…after being banished off the line for 50 games…Colby Armstrong was back with Crosby. Erik Christensen was the other winger.
The second line has Staal-Malone-Recchi. The third line (?) had Malkin with Roberts and Ouellet. The fourth line was unchanged: Talbot-Laraque-Ruutu.