-Sidney Crosby (right) will miss the All-Star Game due to an undisclosed injury.
-NHL rules dictate Crosby must skip Tuesday's game against the Jets if he misses the All-Star Game.
-Rick Tocchet wants more from the fourth line.
-“He’s really been the same player all the time. You’ve really got to give him a lot of credit. It doesn’t matter where he plays, when he plays or who he plays with. He’s the same guy every day, regardless of the venue.” - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John Hynes on forward Bobby Farnham.
-Happy 53rd birthday to former Penguins defenseman and picnic jug enthusiast (below) Randy Boyd. A third-round pick in 1980, Boyd spent parts of three seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 1981-82, Boyd appeared in 23 games and recorded two assists. He played in three playoff games that spring and failed to record a point. In 1982-83, Boyd saw action in 56 games and scored 18 points. After five ganes and one assist in 1983-84, Boyd was traded to the Blackhawks in exchange for Greg Fox. In 84 regular season games, Randy Boyd scored 21 points.
-Happy 37th birthday to former Penguins forward Martin Sonnenberg. A free agent signing prior to 1998-99, Sonnenberg spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 1998-99, he appeared in 44 games and scored two points. He followed that up in 1999-2000 by playing in 14 games and netting three points. After spending the next two seasons with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, he joined the Flames as a free agent in the 2002 offseason. In 58 games with the Penguins, he scored five points.
-Happy 41st birthday to former Penguins defenseman Joel Bouchard. Acquired midway through the 2002-03 season along with Richard Lintner, Rico Fata and Mikael Samuelsson in a deal which sent Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture to the Rangers, Bouchard's Penguins' career amounted to seven games and one assist that campaign. During the 2003 offseason, he joined the Sabres as a free agent.
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-Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss the All-Star Game due to an apparent groin injury.
-Senators general manager Bryan Murray is expected to step down following the season.
-The Maple Leafs assigned forward Matt Frattin, Josh Leivo and defenseman Stuart Percy to Toronto of the AHL.
-Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson (right) will miss the All-Star Game due to a "lower-body" injury.
-The Avalanche assigned forward Dennis Everberg to Lake Erie of the AHL.
-Predators forward Filip Forsberg was named as an injury replacement for the All-Star Game.
-Blues goaltender Brian Elliott was named as an injury replacement for the All-Star Game.
-After he cleared waivers, the Wild assigned defenseman Justin Falk to Iowa of the AHL.
-The Kings assigned forward Nick Shore and goaltender J.F. Berube to Manchester of the AHL.
-The Sharks assigned forward Barclay Goodrow, Tomas Hertl and defenseman Dylan DeMelo to Worcester of the AHL.
-The Flames assigned goaltender Joni Ortio, defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon and forward Markus Granlund to Adirondack of the AHL.
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