Short Shifts: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Updated: January 12, 2010 at 4:56 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.

Nik Antropov will be a gametime decision, although Ben Wright of Blueland Blog would not be surprised if he plays.

Lots of line shuffling in Atlanta with Bryan Little and Maxim Afinogenov getting the worst of it.

Trying to get more offense, Mark Recchi was moved to center on the top line.

Patrick Kaleta looks to get back in the lineup Thursday.

Craig Conroy should return tomorrow, meaning Jamie Lundmark returns to Abbotsford.

Erik Cole, Sergei Samsonov, and Chad LaRose all traveled with the team but will not play tonight.

Adam Burish and Dave Bolland both skated today.  Burish will not return before the Olympics while there is a chance Bolland will.

Marian Hossa skated today and hopes to play Thursday following a lower-body injury

The latest diagnosis on Adam Foote is he will miss 1-2 weeks with his foot (hah) injury.

Blue Jackets
Derek Dorsett and Mark Methot received clearance to return.  Dorsett will be a gametime decision.  Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch does not think Methot plays given the depth on the blueline.

Fredrik Modin should miss a few games.  A late scratch last game, he needed his foot frozen and then attempted to jam it into a boot before giving up and sitting out.

Matt Niskanen expected to return to the lineup following a healthy scratch.

Red Wings
Ville Leino takes the place of Brad May.  Everyone out remains out.

Lubomir Visnovsky expected to play tonight.

Gilbert Brule may miss the game with another case of the flu.

No lineup changes announced.

Jason Arnott most likely will return next Monday.  We will keep you updated should anything change.

Andrew Peters, Pierre-Luc Leblond and Matt Corrente the likely scratches for tonight.

Sean Bergenheim off IR, Brendan Witt back on.

Vaclav Prospal will return to the lineup.  Brandon Dubinsky gets bumped to the second line.

Chad Johnson returns to the Rangers bench after getting some work in Hartford.

Filip Kuba is doubtful with an upper body injury.

Mike Fisher moves to the second line.

No lineup changes.

Ray Emery will backup confirmed starter Michael Leighton.

Ed Jovanovski has been suspended for 2 games.

Scottie Upshall has been activated off IR.  No word on who comes out.

No lineup changes announced.

Andy McDonald is doubtful with a mid-body injury… whatever that means.

Keith Tkachuk may return and will be a gametime decision.

Paul Kariya will play.

Andrej Meszaros expected to return to the lineup following a healthy scratch.

Maple Leafs
Carl Gunnarsson is a gametime decision tonight.

Tyler Bozak is starting in place of Rickard Wallin and may center the Phil Kessel line.  No word on who sits.

John Erskine doubtful for tonight’s contest.