Winnipeg forward Drew Stafford will meet with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his high stick on Colorado’s Nick Holden on Saturday night, the DoPS announced this afternoon.
There was no immediate video of the incident available. Stafford wasn’t penalized on the play, which occurred during the third period; Holden finished the final frame with 10 shifts for 6:46 of ice time.
Stafford, 30, has a clean disciplinary history and hasn’t been fined or suspended during his 10-year NHL career.
Braden Holtby continued his Vezina-worthy campaign on Super Bowl Sunday with an outrageous pad stop on Flyers d-man Mark Streit, midway through the Washington-Flyers game on NBC.
Pretty impressive effort from “Holt-beast,” who currently sits first in the NHL in wins, with 32.
The Red Wings will stick with the tried-and-true duo of Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg after the pair played well together in Saturday win over the Islanders, head coach Jeff Blashill confirmed.
More, from the Detroit Free Press:
“They did a good job,” Blashill said. “What did we call them – Eurotwins? I thought there were moments when you saw that, where they played off each other well.
“I told them this isn’t going to be a short-term thing, and I don’t know what long-term means, but we’ve got a good home stand here, let’s see if they can feed off each other. “
Blashill even used the the line, which had Justin Abdelkader on the right wing, against the Islanders top offensive threat, John Tavares.
“It was hard ice for them, but they did a good job,” Blashill said.
Detroit’s lack of offense has been a central theme this season, with Datsyuk recently imploring the team to score more goals. In yesterday’s 5-1 win, Datsyuk finished with a pair of helpers while Zetterberg fired two shots on goal.
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Chicago sent blueliner Viktor Svedberg back to AHL Rockford on Sunday, the club announced.
Svedberg — who goes 6-foot-8, 234 pounds — was recalled from the IceHogs a few days ago with veteran d-man Michal Roszival dealing with an injury. The 24-year-old Swede has made an impact with the ‘Hawks this year, scoring three points in 16 games, but has struggled to stick consistently at the NHL level.
That said, he did make one appearance during this most recent recall. Svedberg played just under 14 minutes in a 2-1 win over Colorado last Tuesday, registering an assist.
Svedberg has appeared in 30 games for Rockford this season.
Today, the Philadelphia Flyers invade Verizon for a Super Bowl matinee against the Capitals. You can catch the game on NBC (12 p.m. ET), or you can watch live online using NBC Sports’ Live Extra.
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Some notes to pass your way:
— Per an NHL spokesman, there will be no disciplinary hearing for Wayne Simmonds after getting ejected from yesterday’s game against the Rangers for punching Ryan McDonagh.
— Per the AP, the NHL has not rescinded Simmonds’ match penalty.
— Steve Mason starts in goal for Philly, while the Caps counter with Braden Holtby.
Some relevant linkage for today’s affair:
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