Short Shifts: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Updated: January 14, 2010 at 5:41 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
As our fearless leader wrote earlier, Teemu Selanne out several weeks with a broken jaw.

Thrashers
Boris Valabik in, Anssi Salmela and Mark Popovic healthy scratches.

Bruins
Mark Stuart aims for a Saturday return.  Dennis Wideman a gametime decision for tonight’s contest after suffering a leg injury blocking a shot.

Sabres
Patrick Kaleta ready to return to the lineup.  He replaces Matt Ellis.

Hurricanes
No lineup changes per Chip Alexander of The News Observer.

Blackhawks
Marian Hossa returns to the lineup.  Cam Barker remains out and will be replaced by Jordan Hendry once again.

Blue Jackets
Kris Russell and Derek Dorsett will return to the lineup tonight against the Blackhawks.

Stars
Jamie Benn may play first line center tonight against the Habs.  This game would mark the first time Benn played center at any level.

Red Wings
Jason Williams expects to return in two weeks.  Justin Abdelkader received stitches for a cut above his right eye caused by the blade of teammate Ville Leino.  Jonathan Ericsson returns to the lineup tonight.

Oilers
Nikolai Khabibulin officially out indefinitely.  At 37-years-old expecting a quick recovery would be foolish.

Panthers
Keaton Ellerby in for Bryan Allen, who takes off the second of back-to-back games.

Kings
No lineup changes announced.

Wild
Cal Clutterbuck and John Scott considered gametime decisions.

Canadiens
Sergei Kostitsyn making progress but still not expected to play yet.

Georges Laraque in for Ryan White


Devils
Andy Greene expected to play tonight after sitting out yesterday’s practice with a lower body injury.

Islanders
Josh Bailey skating on the top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo.

Rangers
Despite a bruised foot, Sean Avery suits up tonight.  Aaron Voros and Enver Lisin the healthy scratches.

Senators
Filip Kuba skating with the team.

Apparently Pascal Leclaire injured himself again and Brian Elliot out with some sort of flu.  Mike Brodeur could find himself in nets making Ottawa’s woes even worse.


Flyers
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen expected to return to the lineup.

Coyotes
No lineup changes announced.

Penguins
No lineup changes announced.

Sharks
No lineup changes announced.

Blues
Andy McDonald back in the lineup.  Cam Janssen likely the odd man out.

Lightning
Matt Smaby listed as day-to-day.

Dustin Tokarski called up to the team today to replace the ailing Mike Smith.  The team lists Smith as day-to-day.


Maple Leafs
Carl Gunnarson back in the lineup.  Jeff Finger scratched.
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