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Written by Andrew Jett on February 12, 2014

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/12/14: Andrew's Wednesday NHL Update
Photo by: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sport

Andrew brings you daily updates on important players around the NHL

Today marks the start of the men’s hockey action on the Olympic stage, so it’s a good time to check in with the key players not just internationally but back home in the NHL as well. That said, let’s take a closer look at a few players who are making headlines this morning and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.

Corey Tropp, RW, Columbus Blue Jackets: Tropp will be a player to watch coming out of the break. The second-year man is experiencing a nice pickup in production recently, with four assists coming in the eight games before the league halted for the Olympic break.
On the season, Tropp has two goals and eight helpers in 40 games. That’s already an improvement over last year (three goals, five assists in 34 games).

Erik Johnson, D, Colorado Avalanche: It looks like the Avs will have to wait an extra couple of games before getting Johnson back after the break. He’s been suspended for two games, thanks to slashing the hand of the Isles’ Frans Nielsen this past Saturday.
Nielsen broke his hand thanks to Johnson, so the penalty isn’t surprising. He’ll be eligible to return on March 2 against Tampa Bay.

Steve Bernier, RW, New Jersey Devils: We haven’t called Bernier’s name too much this season, and that’s because he simply hasn’t been producing. He’s got just 10 points (three goals; seven assists) over 59 games this year, which officially qualifies as the worst season of his career so far.
The minus-15 rating certainly isn’t helping either, so maybe Bernier can use this break to work some things out on the ice. His best years were 32-point campaigns in both 07-08 and 08-09.

Dustin Brown, RW, Los Angeles Kings: We may see some interesting mixing and matching in the USA men’s lines when they begin play tomorrow. Brown was practicing with the top guys yesterday (Patrick Kane and Ryan Kesler), which is something of an odd selection given the fact that he’s only got 16 points this season so far.
The thinking here is that coach Dan Bylsma is going for balance and chemistry, rather than all-out scoring potency. We’ll have to see how that plays out when the Americans take the ice tomorrow morning against Slovakia.

Upcoming NHL Schedule: Due to the Olympics, we won’t be seeing any NHL games until the 25th of this month--and most of the league won’t get back into action until the 27th. That said, here’s an advance look at the upcoming games when the league kicks back into gear, along with the start times and TV networks carrying each matchup.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres: (NHLN-US, SPSO, MSG-B, BELL TV)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014:

7:30 PM ET:
Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (TSN2, NBCSN)
Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens (RDS, TSN, FS-D)

10:00 PM ET:
Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche (TSN2, NBCSN)

10:30 PM ET:
St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks (FS-MW, SNET-P)

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