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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 19

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Nicklas Lidstrom had a three-point night for the Red Wings Sunday. Author: The Hockey News

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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 19

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The NHL released preliminary draft rankings for 2008. Sarnia’s Steven Samkos, Quebec’s Mikhail Stephanovich and Everett’s Kyle Beach lead their league lists in the Canadian Hockey League. (more...)

NORTHEAST

Boston- Demoted Tuukka Rask to Providence.

SOUTHEAST

Atlanta- Kari Lehtonen skated with the team Sunday for the first time since injuring his groin a month ago. (more...)

Florida- The Panthers have shot down rumors that Olli Jokinen is on the trading block. (more...)

Washington- Alexander Semin is expected to return for the Capitals Monday.

CENTRAL

Chicago- After blocking a shot with his hand Saturday it has been determined that Rene Bourque will miss at least a month with a broken thumb. (more...)

Columbus
- The Jackets fell to 0-4 in the shootout after Sunday’s loss. (more...)

Detroit- Nicklas Lidstrom scored a goal and two assists as the Red Wings got by the Blue Jackets 5-4 in a shootout Sunday. (highlights...)

PACIFIC

Dallas- Assigned Mark Fistric to Iowa.

NORTHWEST


Calgary- Adrian Aucoin scored on the very first shot the Flames recorded, but that was all the offense they could muster in Sunday’s loss. (more...)

Colorado- The Avs have been outscored 10-2 over their last two losses. (more...)

Minnesota- Goals from newcomers Matt Foy and Aaron Voros helped the Wild beat the Avalanche 4-1 Sunday and move into top spot in the Northwest division…Sean Hill was eligible for the first time this season after being suspended for a positive drug test, but watched from the press box. (highlights...)

Vancouver- Markus Naslund and the Sedin twins all had two-point nights and Roberto Luongo stopped 29 of 30 shots as the Canucks beat the Flames 4-1 Sunday…Mattias Ohlund was suspended four games for his slash on Minnesota’s Mikko Koivu. (highlights...)

What’s on tap tonight…

N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7:00 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 7:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Dallas, 8:30 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: Nov. 19