Quick Hits: Vegas, Waivers, Roster Notes and Starting Goalies
Anze Kopitar to return to the LA Kings lineup tonight
On the World Cup and Winter Olympics …

Gord Miller: Revenue earned by the World Cup was disappointing, an NHL executive: “Does this make Olympic participation more or less likely? To me, less.” … “For the World Cup to succeed, it has to stand alone as the only best on best tournament. As long as we go to the Olympics, it won’t.”

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Darren Rovell: Vegas Golden Knights minority owners include Rob Gronkowski, Jose Bautista, model Carol Alt, Prince Amukamara, Mark Recchi and Alexei Yashin.

On Waivers …

Chris Johnston: Put on waivers today: Matt Carle and Cody Bass (Nashville) and Greg McKegg (Florida)

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Dennis BernsteinAnze Kopitar isn’t 100 percent yet, but he’ll return to the Kings lineup tonight.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Mike Harrington: Ryan O’Reilly confirms that he will be returning to the lineup tonight

On the New Jersey Devils …

Mike Morreale: Mike Cammalleri‘s youngest daughter was in the hospital with pneumonia and he had been staying with her. She is home now and feeling better.

Mike Morreale: Cammalleri: “I probably spent 8 or 9 nights in the hospital during this but I’ve been in my own bed for a few days now so I feel good.”

Andrew Gross: Coach John Hynes said that Yohann Auvitu will return to the lineup and Jon Merrill will not dress.

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Sean Reynolds: The Jets have activated Drew Stafford from the IR and return Howden to the AHL.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tom Gulitti: Forward Lars Eller said he’s ready to return to the lineup.

Starting Goaltenders …

Adam Vingan: Pekka Rinne will start in net for the Predators.

Pat Steinberg: Chad Johnson will start in net for the Flames.

Tarik El-Bashir: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.

Bryan Burns: Andrei Vasilevskiy will start in net for the Lightning.

Andrew GrossCory Schneider will start in net for the Devils.

Paul Hendrick: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Maple Leafs.

Steve Zipay: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.

Joe Yerdon: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Sabres.

Mike ChambersSemyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche.

Ansar Khan: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings.

Ken Wiebe: Connor Hellebuyck will start in net for the Jets.