Needing additional forward depth for a road back-to-back at the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight and the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday, the Carolina Hurricanes called up Brett Sutter from Charlotte (AHL) on Friday.
Sutter, a cousin of Hurricanes forward Brandon Sutter and the son of former Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter, was acquired in the Ian White trade with the Flames on Nov. 17 that sent defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopoulos to Calgary.
He has 14 points in 33 games with the Checkers and has played in 18 NHL games in his career, including four with the Flames earlier this season.
Leafs G Gustavsson has heart surgery: Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson has undergone another minor heart surgery to help treat a condition causing an abnormal rhythm.
The club said Friday that the procedure was performed in London, Ontario, by the same medical specialists who treated Gustavsson last season, when he was first diagnosed. He has since had two surgeries to treat the condition and should be cleared to practice in about seven days.
Islanders 9, Penguins 3: John Tavares, Matt Moulson and rookie Michael Grabner each scored their 20th goals of the season, and host New York got some revenge against injury-depleted Pittsburgh.
Just nine days after Brent Johnson beat New York 3-0 and knocked out Rick DiPietro in a one-punch fight that left the franchise goalie with broken bones in his face, the Islanders responded with four goals in the first period and four more in the second - with an all-out brawl in the middle of the offensive outburst.
That was just the appetizer for a third-period donnybrook - in which Johnson fought again - that caused a delay of about 15 minutes. With multiple ejections, both benches had only a handful of players for the final 12-plus minutes.
Travis Hamonic, Jesse Joensuu, and P.A. Parenteau added goals for the Islanders, who earned their second win in two days after beating Montreal on the road in a shootout on Thursday night. Mikko Koskinen earned both wins - his first two in the NHL.
Moulson and Grabner added second goals to give them a team-leading 21.
Red Wings 6, Bruins 1: Todd Bertuzzi scored two goals, and Henrik Zetterberg and Jiri Hudler each had a goal and two assists as visiting Detroit snapped out of its scoring slump.
The Red Wings, who had been outscored 12-4 in losing three of their previous four games, jumped into a 2-0 lead on goals by Bertuzzi 1:10 into the first period and by Danny Cleary at 3:10
Devils 2, Sharks 1: Ilya Kovalchuk scored with 3:59 to play for his second game-winning goal in as many nights for host New Jersey.
Brian Rolston had tied the score earlier in the period on a power play, and Johan Hedberg made 31 saves as the Devils posted their 12th win in 15 games (12-1-2).
Brandon Dubinsky scored his 19th goal to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead early in third.
Blue Jackets 3, Avalanche 1: Rick Nash scored a goal and assisted on Derick Brassard's go-ahead goal as Columbus spoiled Peter Forsberg's return with visiting Colorado.
The loss was the sixth in a row for the Avalanche, which dropped to 11-2-0 when leading after a period. Forsberg rejoined the team for his first NHL game in three years.
Wild 5, Blues 4 (SO): Cal Clutterback scored twice in regulation, and John Madden scored in the ninth round of a shootout to give visiting Minnesota a victory over St. Louis.
Martin Havlak forced overtime on a power play goal with 57.6 seconds to go, jamming the puck past Jaroslav Halak from the side of the net. Andrew Brunette had a goal and assisted on the tying goal after the Blues were whistled for too many men on the ice.