Well, so much for that whole “what players do we make healthy scratches” issue. Tonight, the Red Wings played one man under the limit of 18 skaters, because Jiri Hudler (flu), Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), and Johan Franzen (undisclosed) were all unavailable. They could have gone with 7 defensemen to offset the loss up front, but Ruslan Salei is still in California with his family after the birth of he and his wife’s third child.
According to a report from Adam Vingan of The Athletic, the Nashville Predators are holding a “major press conference” at 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday. Vingan adds that his understanding is that it involves goalie Pekka Rinne, who is expected to retire from the NHL. Rinne, who is 38, has played in the NHL for … Read more