Short Shifts: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Updated: March 31, 2010 at 3:44 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
Jean-Philippe Levasseur recalled from the minors as Jonas Hiller will rest.  Hiller did not make the trip to Colorado, ensuring he will sit tonight.

Ryan Getzlaf will not play and did not travel with the team.

Aaron Ward practiced yesterday and intends to play.


Sabres
Patrick Kaleta will miss at least two weeks and remains in a cast.

Raffi Torres took part in practice and will return tonight.

Mark Mancari re-assigned to the Portland Pirates.

Neither Tim Connolly not Thomas Vanek practiced yesterday.  They both remain questionable for tonight’s game.


Flames
Daymond Langkow could return for the playoffs.

Hurricanes
No lineup changes.

Blackhawks
No lineup changes.

Avalanche
Brandon Yip practiced, but will not play.

David Jones took part in light skating.

Stephane Yelle skated in a non-contact jersey yesterday.


Stars
Mike Ribeiro will return to the lineup.

Mike Modano could return on Friday against the Oilers.


Panthers
Rostislav Olesz will not play tonight, Jeff Taffe recalled from the Rochester Americans.

Wild
Josh Harding, Andrew Ebbett and Clayton Stoner will officially miss the rest of the season.

Cam Barker will miss the rest of the week.

Greg Zanon will play.

Chuck Kobasew remains day-to-day.

Cody Almond recalled from the Houston Aeros.

Brent Burns should play tonight.

Marek Zidlicky remains a game-time decision. Justin Falk would play in his place.


Canadiens
Brendan Nash signed a two-year, entry-level contract.

Glen Metropolit will likely miss the rest of the season.


Coyotes
Robert Lang, Scottie Upshall and Kurt Sauer remain out.

Chris Summers signed a two year, entry-level contract.


Penguins
Sergei Gonchar and Evgeni Malkin remain out.

Sharks
Joe Thornton will likely not play tonight but is traveling with the team.

Marc-Eduoard Vlasic and Jay Leach will sit as well.


Lightning
Victor Hedman will not play tonight.  He is listed as day-to-day.

Matt Smaby and Matt Walker will miss tonight’s game.  Matt Lashoff will play.

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