Marian Gaborik, who has played just 22 games and missed 13 with injuries or illness, missed practice with a sore groin. Depending how long that has hindered him, it could be the reason we haven't seen the more dynamic Gaborik, except in spurts.
The Norwegian Hobbit, Mats Zuccarello, whom we discussed with Jim Schonefeld last week and wrote about here, is being called up, according to the AHL transactions report. Will be good to see him get a shot.
Michael Del Zotto (flu) also isn't skating. If he cannot go against Tampa tomorrow, Matt Gilroy will dress.
More in a bit...