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Martin Brodeur is excited to get a chance to practice with the St. Louis Blues.

"In talking with my agent Pat (Brisson), the Blues were one of the teams near the top of my list, that if I could pick a team to go to, it would be the Blues," Brodeur told ESPN.com. So for them to reach out and just invite me to come and practice and see where it goes, I'm pretty excited about it." He also talked about getting the chance to play under coach Ken Hitchcock on "a solid team with good structure." He's hopeful that it will work out for him and he'll get a contract. Brodeur will start skating with the Blues on Friday on a tryout basis.
Nov 27 - 5:19 PM

Tyler Myers received treatment for his lower-body injury, so he didn't practice Thursday.

He didn't play Wednesday because of the ailment and coach Ted Nolan is hoping that Myers can play on Friday night. "Today’s a good day to get some medical treatment and cross our fingers he's ready for tomorrow," the Buffalo bench boss said. "We're banking. We're hoping. Right now it's probably 50-50."
Nov 27 - 5:04 PM

Cody Hodgson missed practice on Thursday for personal reasons.

"He'll be back," coach Ted Nolan said. "He went home for some personal reasons." We'll keep him active and will let you know if his status for Friday's contest changes.
Nov 27 - 5:01 PM

T.J. Galiardi is still with the Jets after clearing waivers on Wednesday.

Winnipeg could dress him on Friday if they don't recall someone from St. John's and Mathieu Perreault isn't ready to return from an upper-body injury. The Jets are down one forward because of a one-game suspension to Adam Lowry.
Nov 27 - 4:59 PM

Mathieu Perreault (upper body) was on the ice for an optional skate on Thursday.

"I felt pretty good," said Perreault, who sat out Wednesday night. "I was able to take some shots and stuff so we’ll see how it feels tomorrow. It felt not bad today so hopefully tomorrow will be even better. I tried a few things... took faceoffs, shots, little battles along the boards and it felt not too bad. I'd like to play. If I feel like I can play then I'd like to be in the lineup." He might be ready to return on Friday.
Nov 27 - 4:55 PM

Zdeno Chara (knee) will likely travel with the Bruins on the team's four-game road trip next week.

However, GM Peter Chiarelli isn't sure if Chara will be ready to play at some point during the trip. Having said that, it's a good sign if he does end up accompanying the team.
Nov 27 - 4:50 PM

Chris Kelly is projected to be available for Friday's match against Winnipeg.

He has missed the past two games with an undisclosed injury. Kelly has eight points in 21 games this campaign.
Nov 27 - 4:45 PM

Scottie Upshall (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.

The move was made to make room for Dan Ellis on the roster. Upshall is retroactive to Nov. 24, which is fine because he's expected to miss at least a week with an apparent ankle injury.
Nov 27 - 4:40 PM

Coach Gerard Gallant confirmed that Roberto Luongo's upper-body injury isn't thought to be serious.

"He's day to day. It's not real serious," Gallant said. "I think he's better, he felt good [Friday]. It's not a big concern." Luongo won't dress on Friday night and Al Montoya will start against Ottawa.
Nov 27 - 4:36 PM

Dan Ellis has been summoned from the minors.

He will back up Al Montoya on Friday against Ottawa. Roberto Luongo was injure on Wednesday versus Carolina.
Nov 27 - 4:32 PM

Al Montoya will be between the pipes on Friday for Florida.

Dan Ellis has been called up from the minors to back him up, while Roberto Luongo is out with an upper-body injury. Luongo isn't expected to be out for very long.
Nov 27 - 4:30 PM

Edmonton will insert Oscar Klefbom into the lineup on Thursday night.

"Just some heaviness and some hardness," coach Dallas Eakins said while discussing his expectations from Klefbom. "Oscar competes very, very hard. We need him to keep his puck plays very simple, but he's able to close in our own zone, keep people away from our net and we just need a very simple game from Oscar." He was called up from the minors on Wednesday. Justin Schultz and Martin Marincin will serve as healthy scratches.
Nov 27 - 3:10 PM

Milan Michalek will get back into the lineup on Friday after he was a healthy scratch Tuesday.

Colin Greening will return to the press box instead. Michalek has a mere two goals and five assists in 20 games this campaign.
Nov 27 - 2:58 PM

Craig Anderson will be in goal for Friday's road game against Florida.

The move was expected because he has played very well against the Panthers in his career. The Senators will probably turn to Robin Lehner for Saturday's match against Tampa Bay. He stopped 38 of 40 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over the Lightning back on Oct. 11.
Nov 27 - 2:54 PM

Viktor Fasth will get the nod for Edmonton on Thursday against Nashville.

Ben Scrivens hasn't won a game since Oct. 27 and he's allowed 10 goals in his past two outings. He may play in Friday's contest with St. Louis. Fasth started Tuesday's loss to Dallas, but he played a strong game. He has also struggled mightily this campaign.
Nov 27 - 2:47 PM



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