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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 13

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Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza combined for six points Wednesday. Author: The Hockey News

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Yesterday’s Action…

New York Rangers 4, Washington 5 (OT)
(story/highlights)
- Joe Motzko scored twice and Mike Green had three points including the game-winning goal.

New York Islanders 3, Buffalo 5 (story/highlights)
- Jason Pominville had three points and Ryan Miller made 28 saves.

Colorado 1, Columbus 4
(story/highlights)
- Fredrik Norrena stopped 15 shots and Jared Boll scored the game-winner.

Boston 5, Atlanta 3 (story/highlights)
- Milan Lucic and Andrew Ference both had two points and were both in on the game-winning goal… Mark Recchi had two goals in his Thrasher debut.

Ottawa 6, Carolina 0
(story/highlights)
- Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza both had three-point nights and Martin Gerber made 31 saves after Ray Emery left in the first period.

Los Angeles 3, Chicago 6
(story/highlights)
- Jonathan Toews had three points and Nikolai Khabibulin made 25 saves.

Vancouver 3, Anaheim 2
(story/highlights)
- Jason Jaffray had two-points including the game-winning goal in his first game this season, while Curtis Sanford stopped 33 shots.

News and Views…

Anaheim:
Brian Sutherby returned after missing four games with a groin injury.

Boston: Manny Fernandez had knee surgery and is likely out for the rest of the season… Marco Sturm is day-to-day with an eye injury… Andrew Ference returned after missing 12 games with a sprained knee. (more...)

Calgary: Assigned Adam Pardy to Quad City.

Carolina:
Rachel Carter and Luke Decock of the Raleigh News and Observer write that Scott Walker may be suspended for head-butting Mike Fisher in a fight Wednesday. (more...)

Columbus: Manny Malholtra and Jiri Novotny were activated from the injured reserve.

Dallas:
Co-GM Les Jackson told Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News that Marty Turco is not going to be used as trade bait. (more...)
   
Detroit: Thomas Holmstrom is day-to-day with a knee injury.

Edmonton:
Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun writes about the exciting line of Sam Gagner, Robert Nilsson and Fernando Pisani. (more...)

Florida: David Booth won’t play Thursday after injuring his knee Tuesday.

Montreal: Recalled Sergei Kostitsyn from Hamilton… Cristobal Huet is ready to return from his groin injury and could be back Saturday, but Patrice Brisebois did not join the team in Philadelphia for Thursday’s game. (more...)

New York Islanders: Marc-Andre Bergeron is back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch, but his position is far from secure writes Greg Logan of newsday.com (more...)

Ottawa: Ray Emery left Wednesday’s game in the first period due to soreness in his right hip, but coach John Paddock expects him to be able to play a backup role Thursday. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Marc-Andre Fleury will be out 6-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain after falling awkwardly in a game last week… Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Mark Recchi’s bitterness is unwarranted. (more...)

St. Louis: Assigned Marek Schwarz to Peoria.

Tampa Bay: John Romano writes in the St. Petersburg Times that the Lightning should go all-in and try to win another Cup as soon as possible. (more...)

Vancouver:
Brendan Morrison underwent wrist surgery and is out indefinitely. (more...)

What’s on tap…

New Jersey at Boston, 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix at N.Y. Islanders, 7:00 p.m.
Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Calgary at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Florida at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

The Hockey News Daily Dish, a roundup of all the previous day’s news, appears each morning only on THN.com.

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Dec. 13