The PHT Nightcap – Wednesday, March 31

We put a lot of content on this blog each day, and we understand it can be a bit tough to keep track of everything. So at the end of the day we’ll put up a nightly recap of all of that day’s news. Presenting the Pro Hockey Talk Nightcap:

Goal of the night: Rick Nash

Save of the night: Jeff Delauriers

Predators grinding through a brutal March – Grinding is what they do best in Smashville. No, wait…

Burrows says Coyotes would love Winnipeg – Coyotes fans are now big fans of Stephane Auger.

NHL Playoffs update: Chicago keeps stumbling

Ville Leino feeling confident in Philly – Detroit fans asking, “Where was this before?”

Chicago needs to raise its level of concern – Antti Niemi then later on went and told us to get our shine box.

Edmonton Oilers “earn” right to draft Hall or Seguin – Oh they earned it all right. The hard way.

USA Hockey names its 2010 under-18 team – See who will beat Canada for gold in the future now. USA! USA! USA!

Calgary Flames should fire the Sutter brothers – Not to point fingers here but…

Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin among Combine invitees – Guess which one is the future Oiler.

Caption contest: John Tavares gets pinched – Win a free fake dinner on James.

Getting to know Hobey Baker Award finalists – They’re the best players you haven’t heard of until now.

Inside Henrik Sedin’s assist-filled season – Daniel feels all the pride though.

Tonight’s Games: No margin of error

Happy Birthday to Gordie Howe – And he celebrates by pulling a sweater over his sons’ heads.

Eastern Conference Playoff Spoilers – Who knew the Leafs would be a factor?!

Nervous About Nabokov – Because the Sharks need another scapegoat in the playoffs.

Avalanche Playoff Hopes Under Fire – Since they’re being chased by the Flames. Ahh, puns.

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    Derek Roy signs in Swiss league

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    Derek Roy has finally found work — but it’s not in the NHL.

    Roy, who spent the entire preseason in Washington’s camp on a PTO, has signed with SC Bern of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Friday.

    The news comes after Roy narrowly missed out on making the Caps roster, and just one year after he had something of a bounce-back campaign in Edmonton, scoring 22 points in 46 games while developing chemistry with young winger Nail Yakupov.

    A 12-year NHL veteran, Roy is one of the more prominent names to be squeezed out of work this season, and head overseas. The 31-year-old has scored over 500 points in 738 career contests, and has twice represented Canada at the World Hockey Championships.

    With Bern, Roy will play on one of Switzerland’s stronger teams, alongside a trio of ex-NHLers: Chuck Kobasew, Andrew Ebbett and Cory Conacher.

    Lehner’s injury ‘doesn’t look like it’s short term’

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    Robin Lehner might not be back anytime soon.

    Making his debut with the Buffalo Sabres, the 24-year-old goaltender couldn’t complete Thursday’s game against his former squad, the Ottawa Senators, due to what has now been revealed to be a right leg injury.

    When he left the arena, he was wearing a walking boot on that nearly went up to his knee.

    “It doesn’t look like it’s short term,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma told the Buffalo News. “It’s more than day-to-day at this point, but we need to evaluate further.”

    It’s a rocky start to what’s an important campaign for Lehner. He has been given an opportunity to demonstrate that he’s ready to be a starting goaltender after being acquired by the Sabres over the summer, but it looks like that will have to be postponed.

    While he’s sidelined, Chad Johnson is likely to be leaned on heavily.