Short Shifts: Saturday, January 16, 2010

Updated: January 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm by Alexander Monaghan

Covering notable lineup changes from around the NHL. Click the team logo for lines.
Note: Some lines may not be changed until new lines are provided by the team.


Anaheim Ducks
Saku Koivu will miss 2-6 weeks with a sprained knee.

Thrashers
No lineup changes announced.

Bruins
Patrice Bergeron not expected back.  Marco Sturm listed as day-to-day.

David Krejci and Mark Stuart listed as probable.


Sabres
No lineup changes announced.  Matt Ellis, Nathan Paetsch and Andrej Sekera scratched again.

Hurricanes
Sergei Samsonov not skating with the team today.  No injured players set to return, same lineup as last game.

Blackhawks
Cam Barker should return to the lineup today.

Avalanche
Marek Svatos in for Milan Hejduk.

Blue Jackets
Marc Methot thinks he is close to returning.

Stars
Nicklas Grossman doubtful for tonight’s game.

Despite losing a few teeth last game James Neal should play today.


Red Wings
No lineup changes announced.

Oilers
Fernando Pisani and Gilbert Brule reportedly sick.  Shawn Horcoff should return to the lineup.

Panthers
Bryan Allen in for Keaton Ellerby.  The latter returns to the AHL.

Kings
Davis Drewiske and Matt Greene expected to miss tonight’s game.  Both practiced yesterday but gave no indication of a return.

Wild
Brent Burns may return to practice soon.  According to head coach Todd Richards, he passed his neuro-psyche baseline test, the first step in recovery from a concussion.

Canadiens
No lineup changes announced.

Devils
Andy Greene says he will play tonight.

Islanders
Josh Bailey played on the top line during practice.

Rangers
Chris Higgins on the 4th line, Ales Kotalik and Donald Brashear the expected scratches.

Senators
Filip Kuba and Daniel Alfredsson likely to play tonight.

Coyotes
No lineup changes announced.

Penguins
Brooks Orpik will not play tonight.  Marc-Andre Fleury will also be out, John Curry will start.

Sharks
Manny Malhotra and Ryan Clowe switched lines during practice.

Benn Ferriero recalled while John McCarthy reassigned to Worcester.


Blues
DJ King and Derek Armstrong sent down to Peoria, the team should recall a top 6 forward to replace them.

Lightning
No lineup changes announced.

Maple Leafs
Mike Komisarek thinks he will return on the 23rd.

Canucks
Pavol Demitra expected to return tonight.

Capitals
Brian Pothier listed as day-to-day and should miss tonight’s game with an undisclosed injury.  John Erskine likely out with an upper body injury.  WJHC hero John Carlson practicing with the team.

Alexander Semin not practicing with a sore right wrist

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