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Here are your NHL injury updates and goalie starters for tonight, January 10, 2010:
- Milan Michalek, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza expected out.
- Jesse Winchester out a month. [Ian Mendes]
- Filip Kuba left yesterday’s game due to injury, he is day-to-day.
- Pascal Leclaire should be in goal after watching backup Brian Elliot lose last night. Confirmed by Ian Mendes of Sportsnet
- Tuomo Ruutu will miss a few weeks with an upper body injury. [Canes Now]
- Erik Cole and Sergei Samsonov skated and should return next week.
- Eric Staal expected back tonight. [Mike Maniscalco]
- Joe Corvo, Scott Walker and Chad LaRose still out.
- Cam Ward as always expected to start, will get a confirmation later.
Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight, January 9, 2010:
- Brian Elliot in nets according to Senators.com, via Twitter.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe thinks Tuukka Rask starts today. Henrik Lundqvist should be his opponent, confirmed by Steve Zipay of Newsday.
- Tom Panaccio of CSN Philly writes Michael Leighton will get the nod tonight.
- Johan Hedberg makes another start according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
UPDATED @ 11:41 AM
- Martin Brodeur faces Jaroslav Halak according to Alexandre Lebrun of Corus Sports.
- Tarik El-Bashir of The Washington Post writes Michal Neuvirth gets another nod.
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Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight, January 7, 2010:
- Marc Andre Fleury expected to start against the Flyers Thursday night, Seth Rorabaugh of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
- Tim Thomas left the ice first Thursday morning, indicating that he will start the Bruins’ night game against Chicago, the Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa reports.
- Pascal Leclaire missed Wednesday’s practice for maintenance reasons, but is expected to play on Thursday night against Washington reports James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen.
- Coach John Anderson will start Johan Hedberg against the Rangers says Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Consistution.
- Jay Zawaski of 670 The Score reports Antti Niemi in nets for the Hawks.
- Thanks again to Joe English, I pretty much use his help verbatim with the tips.
Here are your expected starting goalies for January 5, 2010:
- Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson starts for the Leafs according to Jonas Siegel of Toronto’s AM 960.
- The Ottawa Senators Official Twitter writes Brian Elliot gets the nod in goal.
- Michal Neuvirth gets another try says Tarik El-Bashir of The Washington Post.
- Dave Stubbs with Habs Inside/Out confirms Carey Price as the Montreal tender.
- Marty Turco in nets writes Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News. His opponent will be Martin Brodeur according to Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice.
- Seth Rorabaugh’s Empty Netters reports Brent Johnson facing Ondrej Pavelec in Pittsburgh tonight. Will confirm on the Atlanta side of things.
UPDATED @ 11:51 AM
- Tim Thomas expected back in nets writes Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe. Makes sense considering his counterpart, Tuukka Rask, started last night at Madison Square Garden.
Please remember to keep refreshing this page or follow me on Twitter for the fastest updates. Here are your expected starting goalies for tonight:
- Andrew Gross of The Record writes Matt Zaba will back up Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers. Bob Harwood Waeghe of Canes Country writes Cam Ward should be in net.
- Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News predicts Marty Turco facing Roberto Luongo.
UPDATED @ 12:02 PM
- Mike Smith and Marc Andre Fleury expected in nets according to Seth Rorabaugh’s Empty Netters.
UPDATED @ 12:16 PM
- Pekka Rinne starts for the Preds, says their official Twitter.
UPDATED @ 1:03 PM
- Michael Russo of The Star Tribune puts Martin Brodeur and Niklas Backstrom in nets for their teams, respectively.