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Today’s Starting Goalies – January 1st

Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day.

7:00 pm ET games

Boston @ Buffalo

Likely Boston starter: Tuukka Rask (Source.)

Likely Buffalo starter: Ryan Miller (Source.)

New Jersey @ Carolina

Likely New Jersey starter: Martin Brodeur (Source.)

Likely Carolina starter: Cam Ward (Source.)

Toronto @ Ottawa

Likely Toronto starter: Jonas Gustavsson (Source.)

Likely Ottawa starter: Brian Elliott (Source.)

7:30 pm ET game

NY Rangers @ Tampa Bay

Likely NY Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (Source.)

Likely Tampa Bay starter: Cedrick “The Entertainer” Desjardins (Source.)

8:00 pm ET game

Washington @ Pittsburgh

Likely Washington starter: Semyon Varlamov Discussed in detail here.

Likely Pittsburgh starter: Marc-Andre Fleury (Source.)

9:00 pm ET game

San Jose @ Los Angeles

Likely San Jose starter: Antti Niemi (Source.)

Likely Los Angeles starter: Jonathan Quick (Source.)

10:00 pm ET game

Calgary @ Edmonton

Likely Calgary starter: Miikka Kiprusoff (Source.)

Likely Edmonton starter: Nikolai Khabibulin – My best guess.

Silfverberg is set to practice again after Torres hit

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Considering all of the controversy surrounding the 41-game suspension for Raffi Torres, some might have lost track of the guy who received that hit: Jakob Silfverberg.

The good news is that, at the moment, it seems like he’s OK.

The Anaheim Ducks announced that he skated on his own and will be involved in the team’s next practice:

That falls in line with some of the fall-out from the hit, as head coach Bruce Boudreau let out a relieved “thank goodness” at the young forward seemingly dodging a bullet.

Here’s video of the hit and the suspension decision:

Silfverberg, 24, enjoyed a nice breakout in 2014-15, especially during the playoffs.

Keep in mind that injuries can sometimes crop up later than expected, especially potential head injuries/concussions. Still, it seems like the initial reaction is that the damage was minimal.

Report: Sean Avery was arrested last week

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From the Southampton Press:

Sean Avery, the former National Hockey League player, was arrested by Southampton Village Police last week on two criminal charges.

According to authorities, Mr. Avery was arrested September 30 following a routine traffic stop on Jennings Avenue in the village at about 4:09 p.m. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors.

Police said the criminal mischief charge involved an incident the day before, when Mr. Avery allegedly threw objects at passing vehicles.

As for those counts of possession, according to the newspaper, Avery was found to have “two prescription drugs, acetaminophen with oxycodone and roxicodone.”

He was released on $500 bail and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Did we mention he’s supposed to get married this weekend?

H/t Gawker