Wings to Talk to Lidstrom After the Season … MRI for Leighton Today … Malkin out tonight?
  • Susan Slusser of Fanhouse: Red Wings GM Ken Holland has talked to Jiri Hudler’s agent about a possible return to the team next year, Hudler’s agent told Holland he has an out clause in his Moscow contract. Holland talked to Nicklas Lidstrom back in January, but the 40-year-old defenseman said he wanted to wait until the season was over to decide what he wants to do next year. Other UFA’s for the Red Wings are Tomas Holmstrom, Todd Bertuzzi, Kirk Maltby, Jason Williams, and Andreas Lilja.
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: An MRI will be done on Flyers’ goaltender Michael Leighton today to determine the extent of his ankle injury. Leighton suffered a high ankle sprain in last night’s game versus the Predators.
  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Evgeni Malkin missed practice yesterday with a sore right foot. He is day-to-day with sore right foot after being hit by a Kris Letang shot. He did travel with the team to New Jersey, and might play tonight.
  • Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald: Tomorrow night the Bruins and Penguins meet up for the first time since Matt Cooke put Marc Savard out with a questionable hit. Will there be retribution? Not surprisingly the league will be sending part-time NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell to take in the game.