Short Shifts

Updated: December 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm by Alexander Monaghan


Notable lineup happenings from around the NHL:

Sidney Crosby will be out tonight for the Pens with a nagging groin injury.  In addition, Chris Bourque has been re-picked up off waivers by the Capitals and Matt Cooke is expected to make his return tonight.  Evgeni Malkin is playing on the top line between Maxime Talbot and Bill Guerin. Pens Lines

Not official, yet, but Alexandre Picard could miss tonight’s game vs. Phoenix.  Look for Chris Campoli to jump back in the lineup if Picard doesn’t go.  Update: Picard out.  Nick Foligno will also return to the lineup, likely in Winchester’s spot but who will come out is not confirmed.  Sens Lines

Erik Christensen is making his Rangers debut tonight on the second line.  Artem Anisimov moves up to the first line between Vinny Prospal and Marian Gaborik.  Rangers Lines

Heads up fantasy owners: Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are re-united on the top line.  Patrick Eaves also makes his return.  Wings Lines

Jay Pandolfo and Johnny Oduya also make their returns tonight for the Devils.  Devils Lines

Dany Heatley is a game-time decision for tonight’s game vs. Calgary.  The team is being very cautious with Heatley as he’s coming down with the flu and they are concerned with H1N1.  No line changes announced yet.  Sharks Lines

Some line juggling going on in St. Louis.  Most notably the demotions of Brad Boyes and Andy McDonald.  Blues Lines