Hilarious – Satan scored yesterday. It was career point number 666.
Martin Erat missed yesterday's game with a 'virus'.
It looks like Dustin Brown will return to the lineup next game. He's that close.
Drew Stafford suffered an upper body injury and left last night's game.
Penguins left winger Ryan Malone, who has missed the past three games because of an infected cut on his leg, skated alone before practice. There was no update on his status.
Ty Conklin will get the start today for the Pens, and Tim Thomas for the Bruins.
Mike Cammalleri left last night's contest in the first period with a rib injury. He shrugs it off as minor, so I don't see an extended absence.
It turns out that Aaron Sorochan, who signed a quick amateur contract with the Oilers to be their emergency backup Friday, got paid $0 for his seat on the bench. I really hope Dwayne Roloson peeled off a thousand dollar bill from one of his money clips and gave it to the guy. I mean – come on!
Henrik Zetterberg missed yesterday's contest with a back injury and Dan Cleary and Filpulla played on the top line in place of he and Holmstrom (knee). He missed 19 games last season because of an inflamed disc and is not sure if it is the same problem. He hopes to return on Wednesday.
Mike Peca is back in the Columbus lineup today.
Jared Boll is questionable with a stiff back.
Fredrik Norrena, the hot hand, will make his second consecutive start today.
Peter Budaj will start for the sixth straight time today.
Ryan Smyth is hoping to return Thursday from his stiff neck.
Martin Havlat left the game yesterday. Now there's a sentence you've never heard before. Oh wait a minute wait a minute – yes you have! The Band-Aid Boy Vice President (knee operations) left due to a groin injury. He says he is "going to need some time, for sure"
Samsonov, Koci and Perreault were all scratched yesterday. I told you it would happen with Koci once they signed Eager.
Eager, meanwhile, played just 3:56 yesterday, so it may be wise to hold off on activating him until you see how it plays out.
Dustin Byfuglien has 12 points in his last 11 games. I'm still riding him, and hopefully you are too. For as long as it lasts.