Here are some news and notes heading into tonight's eight game slate:
- Chuck Kobasew (leg) will be out of the Bruins line up for 4-8 weeks.
- Marc Savard (back) is out for tonight's game versus Toronto, and both his team's game over the weekend.
- Andrew Ference (knee) is out tonight.
- Scott Gomez (ribs) will surprisingly be a game-time decision tonight.
- Wade Redden (knee) is out for tonight.
- Martin Gerber gets the start in net for Ottawa.
- Alexei Zhitnik (healthy scratch) is not playing tonight for Atlanta.
- Kari Lehtonen gets the start in net versus the Panthers.
- Mike Smith (knee) is out of the lineup tonight for Tampa.
- Karri Ramo gets the start for the Bolts tonight.
- Jonathan Cheechoo (head, neck) is out again for the Sharks.
- Craig Rivet (upper-body) returns to the line up tonight.
For Illegal Curve, I'm Richard Pollock.