Bruce Boudreau didn’t want to talk about line combinations or defense pairings before the game, but there is some roster logistics to report.
Sergei Fedorov has been placed on long-term injury reserve, which frees up a spot for Chris Clark and also frees up the cap space to keep Karl Alzner. Fedorov is eligible to come off LTIR the weekend of vs. Columbus/@Montreal on Jan. 9/10. That means the quartet now on LTIR is Fedorov, John Erskine, Jeff Schultz and Brian Pothier.
An updated list of the guys on regular IR is Mike Green, Tom Poti and Alexander Semin. Also, Andrew Gordon has been sent back to Hershey after being here this morning. Hey, at least he’ll collect an NHL paycheck for a day.