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David Backes was ejected from Sunday's game against Washington for boarding Karl Alzner.

Backes received a five-minute major and a game-misconduct for his actions. These two teams may not play each other often, but there is no love lost between them. Blues' defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk already left the game after colliding with Alex Ovechkin and now Backes has been tossed. Alzner was cut over his left eye.
Feb 1 - 2:33 PM

Olli Jokinen is not in Nashville's lineup again on Sunday.

Jokinen missed the Predators' last game against Colorado on Friday and he isn't in Nashville's lineup against Pittsburgh on Sunday. If the 36-year-old is injured, the organization has made no mention of it.
Feb 1 - 2:16 PM

Scott Harrington is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Nashville.

The 21-year-old has no points and a minus-10 rating in 10 games with Pittsburgh this season. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Feb 1 - 2:11 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk suffered a lower body injury against Washington on Sunday and he won't return to the game.

The severity of the injury isn't known just yet, but losing Shattenkirk for an extended period of time would be devastating for the Blues. The 26-year-old has 40 points and a plus-18 rating in 48 games this season. We'll keep you up to date on his status as soon as more information is made available.
Feb 1 - 1:56 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will be between the pipes for Sunday's game against Nashville.

Fleury has a 23-10-5 record but he has just one win in his last five starts. The 30-year-old has a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage.
Feb 1 - 1:39 PM

Carter Hutton will get the start in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

The 29-year-old has seen more action recently because of the injury to Pekka Rinne. He has a 2-4-4 record with a 2.96 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Feb 1 - 1:36 PM

Chris Butler will be a health scratch in St. Louis' afternoon tilt against the Washington Capitals.

Butler has two goals and two assists in 20 games this season. This will be his seventh consecutive game in the press box. Jori Lehtera and Patrik Berglung will both miss this game due to injury.
Feb 1 - 1:09 PM

Andre Burakovsky is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against St. Louis.

The 19-year-old was Washington's first round pick in 2013. He has seven goals and 19 points in 38 games with the Capitals this season.
Feb 1 - 1:07 PM

Louis Domingue will get his first NHL start on Sunday when the Coyotes travel to play in Montreal.

Any NHL debut is special but Domingue was born in Quebec. The 22-year-old was Arizona's fifth round pick in 2010. He got his first taste of NHL action on Saturday against Ottawa, when he entered the game in relief of Mike Smith.
Feb 1 - 1:03 PM

Chris Summer will be a healthy scratch against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

The 26-year-old has three assists in just 16 games for Arizona this season. He has suited up for just one of the Coyotes' last eight games.
Feb 1 - 1:00 PM

Sergei Gonchar will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Arizona.

Gonchar has played well since being acquired earlier this season, but with the Canadiens playing back-to-back afternoon games, they probably just want to rest the 40-year-old. Michael Bournival will also be scratched against the Coyotes.
Feb 1 - 12:57 PM

The Dallas Stars have assigned Brett Ritchie to the AHL.

The 21-year-old has been battling an undisclosed injury, but he played well during his call-up. Ritchie has three goals and four points in eight games. He should return to the big leagues fairly soon.
Feb 1 - 12:54 PM

The Dallas Stars have assigned Jamie Oleksiak to the AHL.

Oleksiak was the Stars' first round pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft. The 22-year-old has one goal and eight points in 32 games this season. He is better off playing big minutes in the AHL than being in and out of Dallas' lineup.
Feb 1 - 12:51 PM

Paul Maurice is not impressed with Winnipeg's penalty killing unit.

The Jets gave up four goals on eight penalty-killing attempts against the Stars on Saturday night. "That’s the big challenge right now — our penalty-killing unit has struggled," said Maurice. "Confidence is everything and we’re not moving anywhere near the rate of speed or assuredness in the routes we’re running and things that we’re doing. We’re slow on the kill right now. And that’s a confidence thing." Winnipeg's PK is ranked 16th in the NHL at 81.4 percent.
Feb 1 - 12:48 PM

The Washington Capitals have assigned Cam Schilling to the AHL.

Schilling hasn't skated in a regular season game with the Caps this season. The 26-year-old has no points in two career NHL games. He serves as organizational depth and nothing more.
Feb 1 - 12:40 PM

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