Short Shifts: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Updated: February 2, 2010 at 4:38 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.

Thrashers

Annsi Salmela and Slava Kozlov should be healthy scratches.

Bruins

Shawn Thornton should replace Byron Bitz.  Vladamir Sobotka would be your other healthy scratch.

Andrew Ference still practicing with the team.

Mark Stuart had surgery on his injured finger.

Avalanche

Jean-Michael Liles and Marek Svatos should return tonight.  Brett Clark likely a healthy scratch.

Milan Hejduk could return before the Olympics while Matt Hendricks will not.

Blue Jackets

Mike Commodore did not travel with the team.

Stars

Brian Sutherby will miss a week with a shoulder injury.

Red Wings

Andreas Lilja began a conditioning assignment.

Tomas Holmstrom should return tonight.

Jonathan Ericsson should be a scratch tonight along with Brad May and Ville Leino.

Kings

Per Rich Hammond: Raitis Ivanans and Brandon Segal will be back in the lineup tonight, with Peter Harrold and Teddy Purcell expected as the healthy scratches.

Wild
Niklas Backstrom still sick and not expected to play.  Wade Dubielewicz recalled from Houston.

Canadiens

Jaroslav Spacek likely will miss another game.

Paul Mara skated alone before practice.

Predators

Marcel Goc returns to the lineup tonight.

Devils

Patrik Elias should return before the Olympic break.

Paul Martin will not play in the Olympics.

Rangers

New forwards Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust should make it to Los Angeles in time for tonight’s game.

New lines, see left.


Coyotes
Robert Lang should return to the lineup tonight.  Now word on who he replaces.

Sharks

Dan Boyle will be a gametime decision.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic is out.

Jamie McGinn, Derek Joslin and Jason Demers recalled from Worchester.  McGinn will plan for Jody Shelley.

Lightning

Todd Fedoruk will be a healthy scratch.

Maple Leafs

Christian Hanson called up from the Toronto Marlies and will play with John Mitchell and Lee Stempniak

Canucks

Sami Salo will return tonight but is playing with a lingering groin issue.

Tanner Glass and Nolan Baumgartner will be healthy scratches.

Capitals

Karl Alzner recalled from Hershey.

Quintin Laing, Mike Green and Karl Alzner will be the scratched while Braden Holtby will backup Theodore.

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