Short Shifts: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Updated: January 21, 2010 at 4:15 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
No lineup changes.

Thrashers
Christoph Schubert doubtful to play tonight

Bruins
Marc Savard looks to return at the end of the month.

Steve Begin, Marco Sturm and Byron Bitz did not practice.


Sabres
No lineup changes.

Flames
No lineup changes.

Hurricanes
Erik Cole and Joe Corvo made the trip and skating with the team. Cole not ready to play on the trip.

Blackhawks
Nicklas Hjalmarsson not skating today.

Avalanche
Matt Hendricks out of the lineup with an ankle injury.

Adam Foote skated during practice today but won’t play tomorrow.


Blue Jackets
Mike Commodore expected to return to the lineup tonight.

Marc Methot out sick and will not practice.


Stars
Brendan Morrow questionable for tonight.

Jere Lehtinen and Mike Ribeiro both on IR.


Red Wings
Valtteri Filppula missed practice with a groin injury but should be fine.

Niklas Kronwall could return next week.


Panthers
Dmitry Kulikov expected to return to the lineup today.

Kings
Teddy Purcell back in the lineup.

Matt Greene should return to the lineup.


Wild
Marty Havlat and Marek Zidlicky skating with the team after missing yesterday’s practice.

Brent Burns in tonight.

Robbie Earl and James Sheppard in while John Scott and Derek Boogaard sit out.  Clayton Stoner placed on IR to make room for Burns.


Canadiens
Georges Laraque released by the team.

Predators
Jordin Tootoo back in the lineup tonight.

Devils
Ilkka Pikkarainen placed on waivers.

Islanders
Dustin Kohn will play tonight in place of suspended Andy Sutton.

Rangers
Ales Kotalik and Donald Brashear again healthy scratches.

Senators
Spezza practiced with team. He could be play Saturday.

Milan Michalek returns tonight replacing Shean Donovan.


Flyers
No lineup changes.

Coyotes
Daniel Winnik may play tonight.

Penguins
Dustin Jeffrey & Nick Johnson recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Marc-Andre Fleury placed on IR.


Sharks
Dan Boyle listed as day-to-day and will not play tonight.

Jason Demers recalled from Worchester while Benn Ferreiro takes the shuttle back to Massachusetts.


Blues
David Backes not in the lineup tonight.  Patrik Berglund back in.

Lightning
Victor Hedman and Brandon Bochenski out tonight.

Dustin Tokarski still with the team.  I would guess he backs up Niittymaki.

Claimed Nate Thompson off waivers.

James Wright sent back to the Vancouver Giants (WHL).


Maple Leafs
Wayne Primeau and Jay Rosehill return to the lineup tonight.

John Mitchell and Rickard Wallin both miss tonight’s game.

Mike Komisarek set to miss another week


Canucks
Ryan Johnson back in the lineup today.  Ryan Rypien out with the flu.  Willie Mitchell day-to-day.

Capitals
John Carlson recalled to Capitals.

John Erskine listed as doubtful.  Brian Pothier out.

Mike Green a gametime decision.

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