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Jarome Iginla skated with the AHL's Providence Bruins on Tuesday.

Iginla underwent hip surgery four months ago and he would like to play again this year. "I'd love to still play. This is kind of the first step, getting out here and seeing how it is," said the veteran forward. " ... I wanted to see if I can still go. I don't have any deals at this point." Bruins sources say the big club is doing this more as a favor, but if Iginla were going to sign with a team it would have to be by 3 p.m. ET next Monday to make him eligible for the playoffs.
Feb 20 - 1:13 PM

Erik Gudbranson has signed a three-year contract extension with Vancouver.

Gudbranson's new deal will have an average annual value of $4 million. "Erik is an important part of our team and provides a physical element to our blueline," said GM Jim Benning in a statement. "His leadership qualities help us as we continue to integrate younger players in our lineup. He is a quality person, a great teammate, outstanding in the community and we are excited to have him as part of our team moving forward." Gudbranson has four points, 99 hits and 64 blocks in 41 games this season.
Feb 20 - 1:01 PM

Rob O'Gara has been traded from Boston to the New York Rangers.

The Rangers also received a 2018 third-round pick in the deal that sent Nick Holden to the Bruins. O'Gara has skated in 11 career NHL games, including eight this season.
Feb 20 - 12:38 PM

Boston has acquired Nick Holden from the New York Rangers in exchange for Rob O'Gara and a 2018 third-round pick.

Holden can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He has three goals and 12 points in 55 games this campaign. Holden will provide the Bruins with some additional depth on the back end. He posted career highs in 2016-17 with 11 goals and 34 points in 80 contests.
Feb 20 - 12:30 PM

Vladimir Sobotka will miss Tuesday's match versus San Jose because of an illness.

Sobotka hasn't posted a point in the past nine games. He has nine goals and 24 points in 60 appearances this year. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Feb 20 - 12:26 PM

Robert Bortuzzo won't be available for Tuesday's game because of a lower-body injury.

Bortuzzo has logged just over nine minutes of action in each of the last two games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 20 - 12:22 PM

Dean Kukan (upper body) is expected to miss four weeks.

Kukan suffered an upper-body injury Sunday against Pittsburgh and he was moved to injured reserve by Columbus on Monday.
Feb 20 - 12:19 PM

Cory Schneider (groin) skated Tuesday morning.

Schneider was also on the ice Monday and an update on his status is slated to come Wednesday. The top goalie on the Devils has been sidelined since Jan. 23.
Feb 20 - 12:09 PM

Alex Lyon will start for Philadelphia Tuesday versus Montreal.

Newly-acquired netminder Petr Mrazek practiced with the team in the morning and he will serve as the backup goaltender. He will probably start Thursday against Columbus. Lyon picked up his first NHL win Sunday when he entered the game in relief for an injured Michal Neuvirth.
Feb 20 - 12:02 PM

Tyler Bozak skipped the morning skate, but he will play Tuesday night versus Florida.

Bozak was off for some maintenance in the morning. Look for him to take his spot between James van Riemsdyk and Connor Brown on Tuesday night. Bozak has one goal and three helpers in the past four games.
Feb 20 - 11:29 AM

Mike Green will not return from an upper-body injury on Tuesday night.

Green participated in the morning skate, but said afterward that he wouldn't play against Nashville. He is eyeing Thursday's match versus Buffalo for a return to the fold.
Feb 20 - 11:25 AM

Colorado has promoted David Warsofsky from the AHL's San Antonio Rampage.

Warsofsky has played in one game with the Avalanche this year, but he could get another chance to play due to recent injuries to Erik Johnson and Anton Lindholm. He has 20 points in 44 minor-league matches in 2017-18.
Feb 20 - 11:19 AM

Andrei Mironov has been called up by the Colorado Avalanche.

Mironov was demoted to the minors a week ago, but the Avalanche have run into injuries on the back end with Erik Johnson, Anton Lindholm and Mark Babario on the sidelines. He has appeared in 10 games with Colorado this year.
Feb 20 - 11:15 AM

Jared Coreau has been called up by Detroit.

The Red Wings traded Petr Mrazek to Philadelphia Monday, so Coreau is expected to serve as Jimmy Howard's backup on Tuesday night. He has been excellent in the AHL this season and he has been red hot since Dec. 22 with a 13-2-3 record, a 1.92 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in 18 appearances.
Source: MLive.com
Feb 20 - 11:05 AM

Wayne Simmonds will be out of action for 2-3 weeks because of an upper-body injury.

Simmonds had appeared in all 59 games this season, while recording 20 goals and 37 points. His injury explains why Philadelphia called up Oskar Lindblom from the minors on Monday night.
Feb 20 - 10:51 AM


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