Saturday's notes: Carcillo & DiPietro out for rest of NHL season

UNIONDALE NY - DECEMBER 11: Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders looks on during a time out late in the game agianst the Atlanta Thrashers on December 11 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale New York. The Thrashers defeated the Isles 5-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Injuries continue to be the talk of the NHL these days, especially with this morning's report that Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk will be out indefinitely with a concussion, starting with tonight's game against the Predators. Elsewhere, however, two more players have been shelved for the rest of the season, too.

Where To Buy 2012 NHL All-Star Game Gear | Hockey Gear HQ
If you're looking for hats, jerseys, t-shirts, or anything else tied to the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, here are the best places you should do your shopping.

Nashville Predators News

Smashville 24/7: Hartnell, Timonen return to Music City
Kimmo and Scott can see just how far Nashville has come as a hockey town.

Smashville 24/7: Smashville On The Glass - Flyers in Nashville
Ryan & Buddy set up today's game.

Fans rallying behind Predators this season - Fox Sports TN
A look at just how the Preds have gone about increasing attendance this season.

The 303:30 – home-and-home vs. Avs, the sellout streak and prospect Austin Watson | Section 303
Who's this "Codey" guy?

Where it all began - Philadelphia Flyers
Tonight's a homecoming for Kimmo Timonen & Scott Hartnell.

Preds On The Glass: Predators Ready To Play Eastern Teams for Next Three Games
If divisional and conference games carry extra important, will anyone admit to matches against the East being less critical?

Amtrak Rival Chicago Continues Milwaukee’s Woes | Admirals Roundtable
The Admirals suffered a 2-1 loss to the Wolves last night.

Nashville Predators credit defense for improved results - The Tennessean
The Preds credit strong team D for their recent push.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Down Goes Brown: A look at the NHL's all-star snubs
"Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit - The 41-year-old Red Wing veteran apparently asked the league not to include him, which is a shame because at this current age and rate of performance this was our last chance to see him play in an all-star game until next season and the six more after that."

Uni Watch " When the NHL was Fab
This is perhaps the best reason to have the NHL expand into Quebec, for the chance to refresh the look of the old Nordiques!

Blackhawks’ Dan Carcillo done for season due to ACL surgery, wicked case of karma - Puck Daddy
Poetic justice here, as Carcillo's injury occurred while making a hit which earned him a 7-game suspension.

Rick DiPietro To Have Sports Hernia Surgery; UPDATE: More Knee Swelling - Lighthouse Hockey
Hey, at least he's only under contract through 2020!

Fantasy Analysis: Todd Richards vs. Scott Arniel - DailyFaceoff.com
Will the coaching change in Columbus make an impact on your fantasy hockey team?

Broadway blueprint has Rangers riding high - The Globe and Mail
The Predators meet the New York Rangers on Tuesday, so here's a good preview of what we can expect to see.

NHL gets staged fright - The Globe and Mail
Is an end in sight for the role of a pure enforcer in the NHL?

Game 43 Recap: Jackets Tame the Sand Puppies - The Cannon
Derick Brassard enjoyed a strong game as Columbus topped Phoenix 4-3.

Recap: Caps 4, Bolts 3 - Japers' Rink
Troy Brouwer notched his first career hat trick to lift the Capitals to victory.

Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Recap: Sabres Last Home Game In January Yields A Win - Die By The Blade
Buffalo hopes to keep within arm's reach of the playoffs after last night's win over rival Toronto.

Coming Clean: Pens Clock Cats 4-1 - PensBurgh
Things clicked last night for the Penguins.

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