NHL News: Player News and Updates for 2/26/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Sabres, Bruins, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
February 26, 2014
After last night’s make-up game, the NHL is now rolling forward after the Olympic break. We’ve got some expanded action coming our way this evening, so before we sit down and wait on those pucks to drop, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there. Here’s the latest.
Christian Ehrhoff, D, Buffalo Sabres: The Sabres got some extra production from Ehrhoff, and his stick helped carry the team over the Hurricanes in last night’s lone NHL game. The defenseman put up a pair of goals--the opening score and the game-winner--in the 3-2 win, which gives him six scores to go along with his 21 assists in 56 games so far this season.
The Sabres will get right back to it tonight at home against the Bruins, then they’ll host the Sharks on Friday.
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Brandon Prust, RW, Montreal Canadiens: Now let’s get into a few injury updates, and we’ll start out with Prust. He’s going to be sitting out as the Habs get back to business tonight against the Red Wings.
That said, both Alex Galchenyuk and Travis Moen are set to be back in action, so it’s not all bad news for Montreal.
Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins: Bruins fans won’t have the chance to welcome Rask back from his Olympic bid (a bronze medal for Finland) just yet. He’ll be sitting tonight against the Sabres in favor of Chad Johnson.
Rask fought off an illness in Sochi, and it’s looking like this is just an opportunity for him to rest some more. He’s rocking a 25-13 record so far.
Kevin Bieksa, D, Vancouver Canucks: Bieksa wasn’t able to practice with the Canucks on Monday, but he was out there on the ice during yesterday’s session. That’s great news for the Canucks, who look like they’re getting him back to full health.
Bieksa isn’t quite ready for a return just yet, but we’ll know more after today’s morning skate. He’s trying to get over a foot injury and could very well be activated before tonight against the Blues.
NHL Daily Schedule: Eight teams will be in action tonight, with an even heavier schedule on tap for tomorrow. Here’s a look at the full schedule for this evening, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
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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