The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 18

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Nov 18, 2008
The Hockey News

The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 18

Hockey News
By: Hockey News
Nov 18, 2008

Yesterday at

In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell writes about some tough decisions that lie ahead for Ken Holland, Marian Hossa, Brian Lawton and more.

Ben Clymer writes from Russia on his decision to move to the Kontinental League.

In his blog, Ryan Kennedy writes that Milan Lucic would make the All-Star Game fun to watch.

Adam Proteau writes about an old THN letter to the editor, off-ice business news, and gives kudos to a Ted Leonsis production.

Rumor Roundup focuses on the rumblings out of Tampa and what might happen there next.

Our weekly Power Rankings have the San Jose Sharks back on top, but the Capitals are finally coming to life.

Our photo gallery features 10 of the best images from the past week in hockey.

Player News…

Brendan Bell, D, Ottawa Senators
2008/11/18: Ottawa Senators defenseman Brendan Bell appeared in his first game with the big club since being recalled from the American League's Binghamton Senators Monday night against the New York Rangers. In for Christoph Schubert, Bell a plus-1 rating and two shots on goal in 13:11 of ice time.

Steve Regier, LW, St. Louis Blues
2008/11/18: After scoring two goals in his only game of the season on Sunday, winger Steve Regier was sent back to Peoria of the AHL on Monday. The goals were the first of his NHL career.

Ian White, D/RW, Toronto Maple Leafs
2008/11/18: After spending the first 11 games of the season in the press box as a healthy scratch, young Toronto defenseman Ian White has made the most of his ice time as a winger. With an assist in Monday's loss, he now has a point in all but one of the eight games he's played.

Michal Rozsival, D, New York Rangers
2008/11/18: Rangers defenseman Michal Rozsival joined cross-town rival Andy Sutton in entering the 500-game club Monday night. Rozsival played 23:18 in the Rangers' victory over the Senators.

Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers
2008/11/18: Extending his league-leading total, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist earned his 12th win of the season Monday night. He stopped 27 of 28 shots by the Senators, then stonewalled three shootout attempts.

Alexander Edler, D, Vancouver Canucks
2008/11/18: Battling the flu, young Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler missed his second straight game on Monday. The 22-year-old had a hot scoring touch early on, but is pointless in six games.

Andy Sutton, D, New York Islanders
2008/11/17: Big blueliner Andy Sutton had extra reason to celebrate the Islanders' shootout victory Monday. It was a milestone night for Sutton, who played in his 500th NHL game.

Brian Boucher, G, San Jose Sharks
2008/11/17: After allowing five goals Sunday night, Sharks netminder Brian Boucher bounced back Monday to come less than 10 minutes shy of a shutout. He made 32 saves in a 4-1 victory in Nashville.

Devin Setoguchi, RW/LW, San Jose Sharks
2008/11/17: After a mediocre offensive rookie season, winger Devin Setoguchi has really come into his own as an offensive force. Monday's goal and assist gave him eight points in his last four games, keeping him in a tie with Patrick Marleau (who also had a goal and an assist) for the Sharks team lead in points with 22.

Tomas Plihal, W/C, San Jose Sharks
2008/11/17: Sharks freshman Tomas Plihal has struggled to score in the NHL, but he found the back of the net for the second time this year Monday night. He'd gone pointless in six games before providing an insurance marker in the 4-1 victory.

Jody Shelley, LW, San Jose Sharks
2008/11/17: Living up to his tough-guy image, Jody Shelley was tagged with two five-minute fighting majors in Monday's win in Nashville. But he also played against type with his first goal (and second point) of the season.

Injury News…

Fernando Pisani, W/C, Edmonton Oilers
2008/11/18: Hard-working Oilers forward Fernando Pisani had to be helped off the ice during the third period of Monday's game in Detroit. He slid into the boards feet first in an attempt to beat Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom to the puck. The injury is reportedly a broken ankle, which will sideline Pisani for 6-8 weeks in all likelihood.

Chris Neil, RW, Ottawa Senators
2008/11/18: Ottawa Senators rugged winger Chris Neil missed Monday's road contest at the New York Rangers because of a knee injury. He's currently listed as day to day.

Joe Sakic, C, Colorado Avalanche
2008/11/18: Colorado captain Joe Sakic is expected to miss Tuesday's game in Calgary with a strained back. This will be the third straight game he's missed with the injury and fourth out of five.

Jason Arnott, C, Nashville Predators
2008/11/17: In a scary scene, the Predators watched veteran center Jason Arnott carried out on a stretcher during Monday's loss to San Jose. The team's co-leader in goals crashed head-first into Sharks goalie Brian Boucher and lay motionless for several minutes before being taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Pittsburgh Penguins
2008/11/17: Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will miss the Penguins' Tuesday night matchup versus the Minnesota Wild, several news outlets are reporting. The Penguins have not disclosed the nature of the injury, though coach Michel Therrien did say that it's "not a major" one. Dany Sabourin is expected to start in his place.

Alexander Semin, LW/RW, Washington Capitals
2008/11/17: Washington winger Alexander Semin participated in a team practice on Monday, and the club hopes he'll be able to play Wednesday at Anaheim, reports Semin sat out the Capitals' last game, Saturday at New Jersey, with a still undisclosed upper-body injury.


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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 18