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Raffi Torres has had the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee completely removed.

Torres still hopes to resume skating in a week or so. "People have helped me along the way and I'm hoping that I can get back and start helping this team out the way I know I can," Torres said. "At the end of the day, I haven't played in a couple years, but I feel good. Mentally, I feel refreshed." More accurately, Torres has been limited to just five games since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
Nov 25 - 5:59 PM

Mike Smith will get the start Tuesday night against Colorado.

Despite the woes Smith and his teammates have felt through 22 games this season, a decent winning streak can help reignite a season that's quickly fading away. Arizona sits just four points outside the second Wild Card slot coming in.
Nov 25 - 5:53 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get his 19th start through Dallas' first 23 games on Tuesday night against Edmonton.

With a win, and some help in the standings, Dallas can quickly vault themselves back into Wild Card contention as they sit just four points out of the second slot coming in. Not a bad team to get your third straight win over.
Nov 25 - 5:49 PM

Pekka Rinne will be between the pipes on Tuesday night against LA.

Don't look now, but Nashville has a better record than the defending champs. Albeit by only two standings points.
Nov 25 - 5:44 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky will make his fifth consecutive start Tuesday night against the Jets.

The Blue Jackets are tied with the Sabres and Oilers for the fewest points in the NHL with just 14 through 20 games. In order to simply match last year's Wild Card-worthy record, they'll have to go 37-20-5 in their final 62 games.
Nov 25 - 5:36 PM

Eric Tangradi has been summoned by the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal acquired Tangradi from Winnipeg on Oct. 5. He had three goals and six points in 55 contests with the Jets in 2013-14.
Nov 25 - 5:24 PM

Corey Crawford is set to play between the pipes on Wednesday.

It will be Crawford's 16th start in 22 games despite the fact that he missed nearly two weeks due to an upper body injury. He has a 1.98 GAA and .926 save percentage this season.
Nov 25 - 5:22 PM

Andrew Shaw (upper body) will return to the Blackhawks' lineup on Wednesday.

Shaw hasn't played in a little over a week due to the ailment. He has three goals and six points in 18 games this season.
Nov 25 - 5:18 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Andrey Pedan from the New York Islanders in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a 2016 third-round pick.

Pedan has three assists and 51 penalty minutes in six AHL contests in 2014-15. He was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Nov 25 - 5:15 PM

The New York Islanders have acquired Alexandre Mallet and a 2016 third-round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Andrey Pedan.

Mallet has 11 points and 20 penalty minutes in 14 games with the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings in 2014-15. He'll play for the ECHL Stockton Thunder now. He was taken in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but hasn't really worked out. At the age of 22, there's still time for him to turn his career around.
Nov 25 - 5:13 PM

Alex Tanguay (face) will not be available to play on Tuesday after all.

Tanguay was initially projected to return, but he's still experiencing pain and his vision is blurred. If there's a silver lining, it's that he took part in Tuesday's morning skate. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 25 - 4:02 PM

Brendan Smith (hand) hopes to return soon, but he's doubtful for Wednesday's game.

Smith took part in Tuesday's practice. He sustained the injury during a fight with Nick Foligno on Nov. 18. "I think I've been playing pretty well and all of a sudden it's a fluke incident like that gets me hurt," Smith said. "It's frustrating. But if we didn't catch it and I played another game and got more stuff from my glove, it could have been a lot worse. I could have been out for a month. You can look at it as a blessing in disguise that our docs figured it out quick."
Nov 25 - 3:58 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was impressed with how McDonagh performed. McDonagh won't be available on Wednesday, but he should return within the next week.
Nov 25 - 3:50 PM

Jonathon Merrill (arm) still hasn't received clearance to return to the Devils' lineup.

Merrill has been practicing with the Devils though and should be regarded as day-to-day. He has a goal and four points in 11 games this season.
Nov 25 - 3:48 PM

To the surprise of no one, Sidney Crosby has more all-star votes than any other forward so far.

Crosby is one of the league's most popular players and is off to a great start with nine goals and 29 points in 20 games this season, so his place atop the list is to be expected. With 87,858 votes, Crosby is beating Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane (73,551) and Jonathan Toews (71,734). Jakub Voracek is deserving of more attention than he's gotten though as he has just 27,826 votes despite being tied with Crosby at 29 points in 20 contests.
Nov 25 - 3:42 PM

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