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Lubomir Visnovsky (UBI) is expected to return to the Islanders lineup Tuesday night against the Rangers.

Visnovsky has been out of the Isles lineup since January 4th but is set to return Tuesday night to face their cross-town rival, Rangers. The veteran defenseman has three goals and eight assists in 29 games played this season. Kyle Okposo will be placed on injured reserve with Visnovsky coming off IR.
Jan 26 - 10:16 PM

Ryan Johansen has been selected as the first star of the week.

He had a busy week in Columbus as part of the NHL All-Star festivities. Johansen was the top pick in the draft by Blue Jackets teammate Nick Foligno, he was the winner of the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge and he was the MVP of the game after he posted two goals and two assists in a 17-12 loss to Team Toews. However, he didn't have a point in two games before the break, which ended his 13-game scoring streak.
Jan 26 - 6:55 PM

The NHL chose Erik Karlsson as the second star of the week for the period ending Jan. 25.

He tallied three goals and 10 shots in two games for the Senators in an abbreviated week for the NHL because of the All-Star break. Karlsson has 11 goals and 33 points in 46 outings, but he was not invited to take part in Sunday's All-Star Game.
Jan 26 - 6:51 PM

Zach Parise was the NHL's third star of the week.

He potted three goals in two games for the Wild to extend his point streak to four straight contests. Parise has five goals and one assist during that span. He was not selected to take part in Sunday's All-Star Game, but he leads Minnesota with 19 markers and he has 36 points in 39 matches.
Jan 26 - 6:46 PM

Matt Ellis is up with the Sabres.

He has dressed in four games with the Sabres this month. Ellis doesn't have any points this season and he scored six in 50 outings with Buffalo in 2013-14. He practiced on Monday on the fourth line with Nicolas Deslauriers and Patrick Kaleta.
Jan 26 - 6:42 PM

Matthew Hackett will back up Jhonas Enroth on Buffalo's road trip.

Michal Neuvirth is sidelined with a lower-body injury. Hackett tore his ACL and MCL last season in Buffalo's second to last game. He just returned to active duty and has played three matches in the AHL with Rochester.
Jan 26 - 6:29 PM

Michal Neuvirth suffered a lower-body during a workout and he won't travel with the Sabres on their upcoming road trip.

Coach Ted Nolan said the injury was "not long-long but long enough." Matt Hackett has been called up by Buffalo to take Neuvirth's place. Hackett will back up Jhonas Enroth.
Jan 26 - 6:21 PM

Nikita Zadorov has been suspended by the Sabres for missing Monday's practice.

He's expected to rejoin the team during their road trip and the length of the suspension was not announced. "When you're a 19-year old kid, sometimes if you're not instructed to do things, you know how kids can be sometimes," coach Ted Nolan said. "This will be a big, big learning curve for him. We’ll deal with it when he gets back."
Jan 26 - 6:14 PM

Arizona has summoned Andrew Campbell from the minors.

He made his Coyotes debut on Dec. 6 against Boston and he has four games of NHL experience under his belt.
Jan 26 - 5:57 PM

Lucas Lessio has been called up by Arizona.

He scored his first NHL goal last Tuesday in a 6-1 loss to Chicago. Lessio has two points and 13 shots in nine matches this campaign with the Coyotes.
Jan 26 - 5:55 PM

Nick Shore has been promoted from the minors.

The Kings put Mike Richards on waivers Monday, so Shore has a roster spot ready for him. He has one assist in three games with Los Angeles this year.
Jan 26 - 5:51 PM

Erik Johnson will be out of action for three-to-eight weeks with a knee injury.

He had a knee scope performed on Monday. Johnson missed the All-Star Game due to the ailment. He has posted a career high of 12 goals in 47 games this season and he has 23 points.
Jan 26 - 5:49 PM

Patric Hornqvist (lower body) participated in Monday's practice.

Coach Mike Johnston said that Hornqvist could play "at any time," so he might be ready to return as early as Tuesday's game versus Winnipeg. Hornqvist has been out of action since Dec. 27.
Jan 26 - 5:39 PM

Kris Letang (head) was on the ice for Monday's practice.

The Penguins will consult with doctors on Tuesday, but there's a chance that Letang could be ready to play against Winnipeg.
Jan 26 - 5:31 PM

Mikael Granlund (wrist) is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

He has missed the last 13 games with a wrist injury. Granlund has four goals and 15 points in 32 games this season. It should be noted that the Wild still have him listed on injured reserve, but that will probably change before Tuesday's contest at Edmonton.
Jan 26 - 5:27 PM

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