Empty Netter Assists - Western Conference - 12-01-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Central Division

-Keith Tkachuk's goal helped the Blues claim a 4-2 win at Atlanta. Tkachuk's goal was his 1,000th career point.

-Tkachuk became the 72nd player in league history to reach that mark.

-The Blue Jackets are having issues on the power play as well.

Northwest Division

-The Canucks recalled forward Jason Jaffay from Manitoba of the AHL and demoted forward Alexandre Bolduc.

-The Wild is tough.

-Minnesota forward Eric Belanger is dealing with a "lower-body" injury.

Pacific Division

-Mike Modano's (right) goal with 2:21 left in regulation gave the Stars a 4-3 win against the Oilers. Modano's goal was the 1,300th of his career.

-Two goals from Rob Niedermayer helped the Ducks claim a 4-1 win at Anaheim.

-The King demoted forward Brian Boyle to Manchester of the AHL. He was a first-round pick of the Kings in 2003.

-Los Angeles defenseman Denis Gauthier is dealing with a foot injury.

-The Stars and Lightning surely fixed all their problems yesterday when Tampa Bay dealt defenseman Andrew Hutchinson to Dallas for forward Lauri Tukonen. Tukonen is playing this season in Europe.

-Coyotes forward Olli Jokinen missed his first game since the 2002-03 season.

-Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere rejoined the Ducks after attending to a family matter in Montreal.

Norris Division

-Does blocking shots really help a team win?

(Photo: Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

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