Injury updates, plus the latest on Jakub Voracek, Rick Nash, Patrik Elias, Brian Elliott and Filip Forsberg.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (lower-body injury) won’t be attending the upcoming NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, joining teammate Evgeni Malkin on the sidelines. The Penguins got more bad news, as defenseman Kris Letang (concussion) is out indefinitely.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: NHL.com’s Dan Rosen notes the 2007 NHL All-Star Game is the only one Crosby has participated in .
THE DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson will miss the All-Star Game with a lower-body injury.
STLTODAY.COM: St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott has been named as Sergei Bobrovsky’s replacement at the All-Star Game.
THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators winger Filip Forsberg has been named as Evgeni Malkin’s replacement at the All-Star Game.
PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers winger Jakub Voracek heads into the All-Star Game as the NHL’s leading scorer, healthy in body and mind.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Examining how New York Rangers winger Rick Nash regained his scoring touch.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: New Jersey Devils veteran Patrik Elias intends to enjoy what could be his final All-Star Game appearance.
NBC SPORTS: Chicago Blackhawks winger Kris Versteeg (left hand injury) could be sidelined another four week.