Short Shifts

Updated: December 10, 2009 at 10:52 am by Alexander Monaghan


Notable lineup changes from around the NHL:

Ville Leino will be a healthy scratch for the second straight  game. He has not lived up to expectations so far this season. Justin Abdelkader will center the second line. Valtteri Filppula had the cast removed from his broken wrist on Sunday. He is scheduled to return later this month. Wings Lineup

Lightning coach Rick Tocchet juggled his lines at practice Tuesday. Vincent Lecavalier is centering Ryan Malone and Martin St. Louis. Steven Stamkos is between Steve Downie and Paul Szczechura. Alex Tanguay has been demoted to the third line. Lightning Lineup

Ed Jovanovski has been suspended two games for his hit on Andrew Ebbett.  David Schlemko will likely pick up the slack in Jovo’s absence.  Coyotes Lines

Andrew Ebbett is out with a concussion for the aforementioned hit.  Wild Lines

Derek Dorsett is activated and will play in tonight’s game vs. the Panthers.  Jackets Lines

Donald Brashear and Wade Redden will dress and play tonight for the Rangers. Waiting on lines. Rangers Lines

Sean Bergenheim and Ric Jackman are out tonight for the Isles from injuries sustained last night.  Rob Schremp and Blake Comeau will start and lines will be shuffled.  Isles Lines