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.

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

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

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

No lineup changes per Chip Alexander of The News Observer.

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.

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.

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

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

No lineup changes announced.

Cal Clutterbuck and John Scott considered gametime decisions.

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

Georges Laraque in for Ryan White

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

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

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

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.

Ole-Kristian Tollefsen expected to return to the lineup.

No lineup changes announced.

No lineup changes announced.

No lineup changes announced.

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

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.