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MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (lower-body injury) returned to full practice yesterday, but there’s still no date yet for his return to the lineup.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Considering the Habs are 5-1-2 in Price’s absence, they can afford to allow him all the time to determine when he’s ready for game action.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Long-time Sharks forward Patrick Marleau could reach the 1, 000 point mark tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is expected to be sidelined 3-4 weeks after crashing through the door to the Minnesota Wild’s bench during a recent game. It’s believed he suffered an muscular injury to his abdominal area.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER: The Carolina Hurricanes have brought back defenseman Tim Gleason on a tryout basis.
NBC SPORTS: The NHL has released more details on the three-on-three format for the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville.
YAHOO SPORTS: Former Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher was fired by Switzerland’s SC Bern. Boucher’s intention is to return to the NHL coaching ranks.
TSN: Hockey Hall of Fame forward Bert Olmstead passed away at age 89 from complications following a stroke. Between 1948 and 1962, Olmstead played for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He won five Stanley Cups, four with the Habs and one with the Leafs.
CBS SPORTS: The Los Angeles Kings have suspended prospect goalie Patrik Bartosak, who faces 12 domestic-related charges involving an incident with his girlfriend in Manchester, New Hampshire.