You know it's Monday morning when the NHL is abuzz with morning updates. First to share is an update from Dan Murphy: "Just saw Alexander Edler. He's all smiles, and said procedure went well. Obviously good news for Canucks. Also, Lee Sweatt in protective boot." Good news about Eddy, let's hope they both heal up quickly. Lee will still collect NHL salary during this time, since he can't be sent back down to Manitoba.
Also of news is that the Canucks have put Andrew Peters on waivers, in the process of releasing him from his contract with the organization. If anyone didn't know, this is the never-seen bloke from the Darcy Hordichuk trade who got in trouble with Rochester for breaking curfew earlier this season.
Finally, on an awesome note, Mikael Samuelsson was named the NHL's 2nd star of the week. Mad Sammy's back!! About time too, he and Mason Raymond are just firing up again, and our 2nd line is finally waking up.
Added: Lineup notes for tonight: Despite having strep throat the last couple days, Tanner Glass says he will play tonight, and he'll be on the 4th line with Cody Hodgson and Jeff Tambellini. Andrew Alberts makes his return tonight, and will be paired with Keith Ballard. This means that Aaron Rome will play with Christian Ehrhoff, and Dan Hamhuis will play with Kevin Bieksa. Roberto Luongo is obviously in goal.
More league-wide goodies past the jump.
- Canucks.com preview. Tonight's game is on Sportsnet Pacific (and Sportsnet East, for all you Easterners) at 7:00 pm PST.
Yesterday's few results, and today's schedule. If you get TSN2, the Rangers play the Red Wings at 4:30 pm on that channel.
Conference standings. Wow, we have twice as many points as the Oilers. That's just..... sad.
- So, the Ducks signed Ray Emery to a 2-way contract. If he clears waivers, they will then assign him to the Syracuse Crunch.
- Older news now, but Peter Forsberg is giving the NHL one more chance, signing with the Avalanche.
- Reports are circulating that Sidney Crosby could be out until March. Time for Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler to make moves on those scoring races.....
- NHL.com believes Roberto Luongo is on track for his best season ever. Shut it, haters, you all base your ridicule on his bad Canuck years.
- THN continues their series of looking at next summer's UFAs. No Canucks this time.
- Added: Does the President Trophy really mean anything in terms of the playoffs? Canucks Hockey Blog finds some interesting correlation.