The Islanders are 17-17-8 and in last place in the Eastern
Conference with 42 points.
The Vancouver Canucks got some bad news regarding the health
status of two defensemen.
First the Canucks announced they will shut down Anton Rodin for
an indefinite period after he reinjured his knee. Later in the
day, the team announced defenseman Ben Hutton, who had signed a
two-year contract extension in November, will miss the next
three to six weeks with a broken hand.
The Pittsburgh Penguins may get one of their injured defensemen
back soon, but now they have lost a forward, as veteran Matt
Cullen is expected to miss three to four weeks after being hit
by a shot on his right skate on Monday.
The Winnipeg Jets recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the
Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League and retroactively
placed defenseman Ben Chiarot on injured reserve with an
upper-body injury on Tuesday.
Pavelec, 29, is making his first stint with the Jets this season
after spending the previous five seasons with the team.
The Nashville Predators claimed defenseman Brad Hunt off waivers
from the St. Louis Blues.
Earlier in the day, Nashville assigned left wing Kevin Fiala to
the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League and placed
defenseman Petter Granberg on injured reserve with an
The Washington Capitals assigned center Chandler Stephenson to
the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.
Stephenson, 22, is without a point in nine games with the
Capitals this season. (Editing by Frank Pingue)
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