With injuries piling up on the blue line, the Detroit Red Wings will sign veteran defenseman Kent Huskins today, reports TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
Huskins has played 299 career NHL games with Anaheim, San Jose, and St. Louis.
In 2011-12, the 33-year-old appeared in just 25 games for the Blues, missing the majority of the season with a fractured ankle.
But the Wings are beggars that can’t be choosers. Last night in Columbus, they lost defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to an injured shoulder in a game they were already playing without Jonathan Ericsson, who reportedly hurt his shoulder in practice this weekend.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger