NHL notes: Bruins a man down without Milan Lucic

Boston Bruins Milan Lucic celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the first period...

Boston Bruins Milan Lucic celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of their NHL hockey game at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., Jan. 19, 2013. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

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Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic will not play against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, reports the Boston Globe.

The hulking forward left Winnipeg shortly after arriving to attend to a personal matter.

With Lucic out, Rich Peverley practiced in his spot on the No. 1 line and will likely play there for Sunday's game.

Lucic has three goals and five assists through 12 games.

Meanwhile, Jay Pandolfo will make his Bruins debut against the Jets after signing a one-year, $600,000 contract on Tuesday.

TEDENBY'S FACE CUT BY SKATE

New Jersey Devils winger Mattias Tedenby was cut by a skate on the right side of his face on Friday night while playing for Albany, their AHL affiliate.

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that he is doing "fine" after undergoing lengthy cosmetic surgery Saturday morning.

"I talked to his girlfriend. He's fine. That's good news," Devils centre Jacob Josefson told the paper.

Tedenby was accidentally hit in the face by the skate of Adirondack defenceman Brandon Manning after skating to the net and bumping goalie Scott Munroe.

RANGERS RECALL KREIDER

One day after sending Chris Kreider to the minors, the New York Rangers recalled the rookie on Saturday.

Kreider played for the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Connecticut on Friday, going pointless in the Whale's 4-1 victory.

Kreider made his NHL debut during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs but has struggled in his first full season in the NHL.

Kreider has a goal and an assist in seven games for the Rangers this season, and he was a healthy scratch just before the demotion.


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