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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Feb. 7

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Yesterday on thn.com:

In his Double OT column, Mike Brophy talks about the emergence of Mike Komisarek and how Bob Gainey doesn’t like his players being challenged to fight after every bodycheck.

In his Insider blog, Mike Smith looks back on past trade deadlines he was involved in as GM.

Adam Proteau discusses the embarrassment felt by the Leafs, and congratulates Luc Robitaille on being named assistant GM for Team Canada.

The Fantasy Mailbag tells you how to manage Peter Forsberg, Tim Connolly and Teemu Selanne.

Despite losing some big names, the London Knights remain the class of the class of the OHL, writes Ryan Dixon in his blog.

Yesterday’s Action…

New Jersey 2, Buffalo 3 (SO)
(story/highlights)
- Henrik Tallinder had an assist and scored the shootout-winner and Ryan Miller made 24 saves.

Washington 4, Philadelphia 3 (story/highlights)
- Mike Green had two assists and Olaf Kolzig stopped 31 shots.

Chicago 1, Edmonton 4
(story/highlights)
- Sam Gagner had two assists and Mathieu Garon turned aside 40 shots.

Colorado 3, San Jose 1 (story/highlights)
- Brett Clark had two assists and Jose Theodore made 30 saves.

Click HERE for NHL standings.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Colin Stuart was assigned to Chicago.

Calgary: Dion Phaneuf signed a six-year contract extension with the Flames. (more...)

Carolina: Chad LaRose is out for the rest of the regular season with a broken leg.

Chicago: Martin Lapointe returned from a bruised kidney.

Colorado: Jose Theodore returned after missing three games with a back injury… After stroking a few teams off his comeback list, Peter Forsberg still has interest in returning to Colorado, writes Adrian Dater in the Denver Post. (more...)

Columbus: Pascal Leclaire is day-to-day with a neck injury… Recalled Joakim Lindstrom and Steve Mason, while demoting Duvie Westcott… Signed Jason Chimera to a four-year contract extension.

Detroit: Peter Forsberg has decided not to return to the NHL as a Detroit Red Wing, writes Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News. (more...)

Edmonton:
Assigned Patrick Thoresen to Springfield and David Rohlfs to Stockton.

Los Angeles: Place J-S Aubin on waivers.

Minnesota: Assigned Anton Khudobin and Nolan Schaefer to Houston.

New York Islanders: Recalled Jeremy Colliton from Bridgeport.

New York Rangers:
Assigned Bruce Graham and Dane Byers to Hartford and recalled Greg Moore.

Ottawa: Josh Hennessy was assigned to Binghamton… Despite the team’s recent struggles, owner Eugene Melnyk is confident the Sens will be playing into June, writes Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen. (more...)

Philadelphia: Jesse Boulerice was assigned to the Phantoms… Tom Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that a source in Sweden has said Forsberg will commit to the Flyers if he decides to come back this season. (more...)

San Jose: Alexei Semenov returned after missing three games with a viral infection.

Toronto: Placed Andy Wozniewski on waivers… In the Toronto Star, Damien Cox writes that losing and playing poorly is good news for the Leafs. (more...)

What’s on tap…

Anaheim at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Vancouver at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Florida at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Chicago at Calgary, 9:00 p.m.
Columbus at Phoenix, 9:00 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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